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Missing Hiker - Last seen Saturday

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Re: Missing Hiker - Last seen Saturday

Postby dehrlich101 » Tue Jul 03, 2012 8:39 am

kimism72 wrote:Can someone tell me if the car was found in the lot right off the interstate where the fireplace stands? I slept in my car Saturday night next to a car that could fit that description. It was parked over close to the trees, campsites and a trail wandering into the woods? The car I speak of was there when I pulled in at 4 p.m on Saturday and still there after I hiked Grays on Sunday, late in the afternoon.

If this is the same car, I would like to talk to someone.


It was found at the Grizzly Gulch TH for Grays/Torreys.

It sounds like it is the same location that camillefox2112 reported the vehicle... Call Kristen @ 720-354-8111. I am sure any information would be good.

camillefox2112 wrote: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.
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Re: Missing Hiker - Last seen Saturday

Postby wildlobo71 » Tue Jul 03, 2012 8:42 am

Kim, there is indeed a Grizzly Gulch TH at Grays and Torrey's Peak, not exactly the same area as Gray's Peak TH... It might just be considered the lower parking lot, but there are two Grizzly Gulch THs listed for that area, as well as Gray's Peak TH, which used to be Steven's Gulch TH... I'm fairly certain it was at this, and not the Handies Peak, Grizzly Gulch the vehicle was found.

Edit - I know the TH now, it's the lower right turnoff about 1/4 mile up towards the Gray's peak TH... You access Emperor Couloir or the backside for Kelso that way.
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Re: Missing Hiker - Last seen Saturday

Postby wildlobo71 » Tue Jul 03, 2012 11:25 am

OneArmSteve wrote:So SAR is actively searching the area for him then?
We got some pretty decent rain storms yesterday evening here in Evergreen...I can only assume they got the same storm up there.
Still seems like the details are pretty lacking....


The family is in contact with Clear Creek Sheriff's office - I can only assume that they are investigating first and them will set up something with county SAR and possibly Summit County since it's right there as well. We just don't know too many details right now.
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Re: Missing Hiker - Last seen Saturday

Postby camillefox2112 » Tue Jul 03, 2012 1:55 pm

it was indeed his car i and my companions found yesterday; the family drove up there late last night and found it after i spoke to a family member and told them more about where we'd seen it, they then contacted the authorities. today presumably SAR and the sheriff's office are combing the area. i'd think they don't want a bunch of people wanting to come and help and end up getting lost or in trouble themselves, though it's tempting. the best/most current info seems to be on the facebook page.

best wishes to the family...

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Re: Missing Hiker - Last seen Saturday

Postby tmathews » Tue Jul 03, 2012 2:04 pm

OneArmSteve wrote:
Thanks to Camille's tip the search is over. He has been found. Thank you everyone for how quickly you were all willing to help out. The family really appreciates it.


Found, found? or just the car found?


Who are you quoting, Steve? I don't see this in the thread. :wft:

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Re: Missing Hiker - Last seen Saturday

Postby JoniBologna » Tue Jul 03, 2012 2:06 pm

That quote was from the Facebook page but has since be deleted. I'm so confused.
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Re: Missing Hiker - Last seen Saturday

Postby wildlobo71 » Tue Jul 03, 2012 2:30 pm

I don't know what the thread saying he was found was about - it was removed, it appears, from the FB threads... My contact who has direct contact with the family hasn't heard from the family so I would hope that any word on his whereabouts comes from his family or a SAR posting.
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Re: Missing Hiker - Last seen Saturday

Postby Jackie » Tue Jul 03, 2012 2:37 pm

This was just posted on the FB page:

Important update

We wanted to take time to thank everyone for how quickly you were all willing to help search for our Dear Joseph. He has been found, at this time we are deeply saddened to report that Joe has passed on. Joe was a wonderful and gracious person and brought great joy to many people’s lives. We love him and will miss him greatly.

At this time we ask for time for our family to grieve. We will post funeral arrangements as soon as they have been made. Please keep our families in your prayers.

Joe you will always be in our hearts…
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Re: Missing Hiker - Last seen Saturday

Postby tmathews » Tue Jul 03, 2012 2:42 pm

Jackie wrote:This was just posted on the FB page:

Important update

We wanted to take time to thank everyone for how quickly you were all willing to help search for our Dear Joseph. He has been found, at this time we are deeply saddened to report that Joe has passed on. Joe was a wonderful and gracious person and brought great joy to many people’s lives. We love him and will miss him greatly.

At this time we ask for time for our family to grieve. We will post funeral arrangements as soon as they have been made. Please keep our families in your prayers.

Joe you will always be in our hearts…
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That's awful. :(

RIP, Joe....

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Re: Missing Hiker - Last seen Saturday

Postby JoniBologna » Tue Jul 03, 2012 2:43 pm

So heartbreaking. RIP Joe. :(
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Re: Missing Hiker - Last seen Saturday

Postby packratt » Tue Jul 03, 2012 2:44 pm

RIP Joe ~ Prayers go out to family and friends.

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Re: Missing Hiker - Last seen Saturday

Postby camillefox2112 » Tue Jul 03, 2012 2:45 pm

so very, very sorry to hear. my condolences to the family...

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