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Missing Hiker - Last seen Saturday

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Re: Missing Hiker - Last seen Saturday

Postby Dex » Mon Jul 02, 2012 6:17 pm

usfgal wrote:This may be a stretch, but (assuming he has a computer at work), have someone check the browsing history on it to see which 14ers, if any, he was checking out or possibly could have printed information/maps on. Thoughts and prayers are with you!


Excellent idea.
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Re: Missing Hiker - Last seen Saturday

Postby CamH » Mon Jul 02, 2012 8:41 pm

We've created a Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/HelpFindJoe to assist in the search, any information regarding the places the car is not, please post on there if you can. We're trying to put together a list of the trailheads/areas that haven't been checked for his vehicle and we'll get that out soon.

Thank you for your help.

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Re: Missing Hiker - Last seen Saturday

Postby JoniBologna » Mon Jul 02, 2012 9:29 pm

I'll do my best to help. I posted what little information I have on your FB page. My father and brother disappeared for about 36 hours when I was a little girl. They had taken a wrong turn and were ill-prepared, but they came back to us alive and mostly well. I am wishing the same for Joe.
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Re: Missing Hiker - Last seen Saturday

Postby Andymcp1 » Mon Jul 02, 2012 9:35 pm

I cant recall seeing a Silver honda up at the Elbert or Massive Th's on Sunday.
Have the police looked through cell phone use/ gps, credit card purchases, computer history, etc..? Any idea of what he was wearing or took with him? Any past conversations about areas he was wanting to go, where did the 1-3hr time frame come from?

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Re: Missing Hiker - Last seen Saturday

Postby catullus » Mon Jul 02, 2012 9:39 pm

looking at his browsing history is really a great way to start -- he will have most likely searched for at least some info on where he is going.

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Re: Missing Hiker - Last seen Saturday

Postby camillefox2112 » Mon Jul 02, 2012 9:56 pm

posted this on facebook about an hour ago and have read more comments added since from other users and replies to those but haven't seen a reply to my post yet...am hoping to help.

we were just up grizzly gulch today (the 'right hand fork' of the gray and torreys trail where the trail splits at the small summer parking lot and goes left up stevens gulch or right up grizzly gulch) and saw a car matching that description parked by the trail near some campsites. it was there when we headed up around noon and was still there when we came down about 4pm. my partner and i agree that we believe that was the license plate we saw. let me know if i can offer more info or better directions.

to clarify, i literally stumbled upon this thread while searching for random 14er info online after our hike. once i read this i asked my partner if he recalled the car we saw, he agreed it was a silver honda, and after seeing the license plate number posted as well we were both a bit unsettled to find we believe that was the plate we saw. hope everything ends well with this. *please* let me know if i can help with more info. very strange coincidence. :-/
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Re: Missing Hiker - Last seen Saturday

Postby ColoradoGuy » Mon Jul 02, 2012 10:17 pm

A friend on Facebook shared that status and I shared it as well.

I hate reading troubling news like this. Let's hope he's well!
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Re: Missing Hiker - Last seen Saturday

Postby wildlobo71 » Mon Jul 02, 2012 10:22 pm

I've asked the questions to the family indirectly through friends... I will see if any of it is something they haven't done already. Keep up the spirits, folks.
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Re: Missing Hiker - Last seen Saturday

Postby Doctor No » Mon Jul 02, 2012 10:24 pm

Hopefully we get some good news soon! Prayers being sent...

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Re: Missing Hiker - Last seen Saturday

Postby djkest » Tue Jul 03, 2012 7:19 am

camillefox2112 wrote:posted this on facebook about an hour ago and have read more comments added since from other users and replies to those but haven't seen a reply to my post yet...am hoping to help.

we were just up grizzly gulch today (the 'right hand fork' of the gray and torreys trail where the trail splits at the small summer parking lot and goes left up stevens gulch or right up grizzly gulch) and saw a car matching that description parked by the trail near some campsites. it was there when we headed up around noon and was still there when we came down about 4pm. my partner and i agree that we believe that was the license plate we saw. let me know if i can offer more info or better directions.

to clarify, i literally stumbled upon this thread while searching for random 14er info online after our hike. once i read this i asked my partner if he recalled the car we saw, he agreed it was a silver honda, and after seeing the license plate number posted as well we were both a bit unsettled to find we believe that was the plate we saw. hope everything ends well with this. *please* let me know if i can help with more info. very strange coincidence. :-/


Sounds like this is at least worth sending a sherrif's deputy out to check on. It would be wonderful to figure out where he may be- thus a search could begin.
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Re: Missing Hiker - Last seen Saturday

Postby RJansen77 » Tue Jul 03, 2012 7:23 am

Heading down to the San Juans this afternoon for a few days. I know it's further than the 1-3 hour radius, but will keep my eyes open nonetheless.
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Re: Missing Hiker - Last seen Saturday

Postby dehrlich101 » Tue Jul 03, 2012 7:30 am

According to the Facebook page mentioned above they did find his vehicle at the Grizzly Gultch TH. If anyone was up there this weekend and saw someone resembling Joe report it.

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