Missing Hiker RMNP/Mt. Meeker

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Missing Hiker RMNP/Mt. Meeker

Post by Bombgetter » Thu Jul 05, 2018 10:41 pm

Posting for a friend of a friend. I have no other information then what is on the FB post other then Park Rangers found his vehicle. (https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid ... =3&theater)

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Re: Missing Hiker RMNP/Mt. Meeker

Post by 14erFred » Fri Jul 06, 2018 12:23 pm

Praying for a positive outcome for the search to find Brian.
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Re: Missing Hiker RMNP/Mt. Meeker

Post by kingshimmers » Fri Jul 06, 2018 12:56 pm

Here is the National Park Service news release:
https://www.nps.gov/romo/learn/news/sea ... l-park.htm

"Late yesterday afternoon, Thursday July 5, park rangers were notified by Fort Collins Police that Brian Joseph Perri, 38, of Fort Collins, Colorado, had been reported as missing. Perri was last known day hiking on Saturday, June 30, in the Mount Meeker area of Rocky Mountain National Park. On June 30, Perri texted a friend a photograph of himself from the summit of Mount Meeker. After rangers were notified of the missing man, they located Perri’s car in the parking lot at the Sandbeach Lake Trailhead.

Late yesterday, before nightfall, a Flight For Life Air Ambulance assisted park staff by conducting a brief aerial search near the summit of Mount Meeker. Early this morning, Rocky Mountain National Park Search and Rescue team members began ground search efforts. The search efforts will focus on the summit of Mount Meeker and ridge lines extending off of Mount Meeker above tree line. Northern Colorado Helitack will assist with aerial search efforts today, pending weather and conditions.

Perri was day hiking and was expected out on Saturday, June 30. Perri’s destination was believed to be the summit of Mount Meeker. In the photograph he texted, he was wearing a tan full brim hat, sunglasses, and red backpack. He has minimal equipment and may have a yellow rain jacket and yellow orange puffy jacket. He had no known tent or camping equipment. Perri is 5’9” and weighs 160 pounds.

Park rangers would like to hear from anyone who has been in the Mount Meeker area since Saturday, June 30. Especially those who noticed abandoned gear or other clues. Please call (970) 586-1204."
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Re: Missing Hiker RMNP/Mt. Meeker

Post by BratwurstGoblin » Fri Jul 06, 2018 2:49 pm

I hiked Meeker and Meeker Ridge from the Sandbeach Lake trailhead on Monday with 5 other people. None of us saw anybody matching Brian's description or any gear left behind. I called the rangers and gave them our route and times and let them know we didn't see any evidence of him. I wish I had something more helpful; hope he's found and ok.
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Re: Missing Hiker RMNP/Mt. Meeker

Post by timstich » Sat Jul 07, 2018 5:37 pm

Updates from the family are posted here:

https://www.facebook.com/findbrianperri/
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Re: Missing Hiker RMNP/Mt. Meeker

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Re: Missing Hiker RMNP/Mt. Meeker

Post by Bombgetter » Sun Jul 08, 2018 9:58 pm

timstich wrote:Updates from the family are posted here:

https://www.facebook.com/findbrianperri/
They are looking for volunteers to search areas other then where SAR is. If anyone is interested, contact the page.
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Re: Missing Hiker RMNP/Mt. Meeker

Post by cordisimo » Mon Jul 09, 2018 12:20 pm

I was wondering about the chopper I saw roaming around all day on Friday.

I did a loop from the Wild Basin entrance to Sandbeach Lake, Pagoda via Crescent Ridge, Longs via the SW ridge, stepladder/gorrell's to the Beaver, then Meeker to Lookout Mtn then schwacked down to the trail and saw no sign that anyone else had been around any of those areas recently, besides the obviously trafficked sandbeach lake trail and standard keyhole/loft routes on Longs. I'll give the rangers a call too.

Wild Basin is beautiful, huge and remote, hoping for a good outcome.
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Re: Missing Hiker RMNP/Mt. Meeker

Post by kingshimmers » Mon Jul 09, 2018 12:43 pm

For those looking for more information, you can find the National Park Service news releases regarding the search effort status here:
https://www.nps.gov/romo/learn/news/newsreleases.htm
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Re: Missing Hiker RMNP/Mt. Meeker

Post by Candace66 » Sat Jul 14, 2018 1:07 pm

I'm thinking that by now, it's unlikely he will be found alive. :(
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Re: Missing Hiker RMNP/Mt. Meeker

Post by MonGoose » Sat Jul 14, 2018 2:20 pm

It's been two weeks since he went missing from his day hike. I'm so very sorry that a family is missing their son, brother and many other people are missing a friend. I hope that the search will be successful and bring closure to this situation.
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Re: Missing Hiker RMNP/Mt. Meeker

Post by road guy » Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:23 am

sad story -

Ive wanted to do Meeker for a while, is the route back to Sandbeach lake trail fairly hard to locate from Meeker?
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