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ShawnInPaso

climber
Paso Robles, CA
Topic Author's Original Post - Oct 25, 2012 - 02:46am PT
"by SEKI Public Affairs on Wed Oct 24, 2012 8:41 pm

Please call if you have any information about this overdue hiker (Oct. 24)--www.nps.gov/seki/parknews/newsreleases.htm.
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More Info Here:
http://www.highsierratopix.com/community/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=8537
ß Î Ø T Ç H

Boulder climber
bouldering
Oct 25, 2012 - 03:04am PT
Some specifics from the thread >>
Larry left on a backpack last Friday, the 19th. He was due back Monday but has not returned. He went in on the Taboose Pass trail. His tentative itinerary was to head up, generally, along the Muir trail toward Mather Pass and possibly climb Split Mt. Then he planned to head back toward Pinchot Pass and explore some of the creeks in that area.
climbski2

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Oct 25, 2012 - 11:41am PT
Nasty weather. Hope he is just waiting it out.

Prayers
climbski2

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Oct 25, 2012 - 03:36pm PT
bump in hopes someone with info see this
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
USA Moundhouse Nev. and land o da SLEDS!
Oct 25, 2012 - 03:44pm PT
Drag,, hopefully just delayed by snow.
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Oct 25, 2012 - 07:26pm PT
hey there say, all...

oh my...i was hoping for good news by now...
did not know snow was about, :(
limpingcrab

Trad climber
the middle of CA
Oct 25, 2012 - 07:29pm PT
They must be widening the search area 'cause I heard they're about to call in Tulare county search and rescue in addition to the Inyo people and SEKI rangers that are already out looking.

Hope he's found soon!
ShawnInPaso

climber
Paso Robles, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 26, 2012 - 12:55am PT
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks News Release
For Immediate Release: October 25, 2012
Contact: Dana M. Dierkes
Phone: (559) 565-3131 (office) and (559) 679-2866 (cell)
Search for Missing Hiker at Kings Canyon National Park and
in the Inyo National Forest Continues
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, CA – The search for missing hiker Lawrence (Larry) Conn, a
53-year-old man from Pacific Palisades, California, continues at Kings Canyon National Park and in the
adjacent Inyo National Forest. As of October 25, a total of 20 staff from Sequoia and Kings Canyon
National Parks and the Inyo County Sheriff’s Department are involved in the search-and-rescue, which
includes on-the-ground operations and three helicopters, including one with thermal imaging technology.
The incident is being managed by both Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks and the Inyo County
Sheriff’s Department, with additional support from the Air National Guard and the California Highway Patrol.
On October 24, two helicopters and approximately 12 people from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks
and the Inyo County Sheriff’s Department participated in search operations. Efforts were hampered by snow
and high winds.
On Friday, October 19, 2012, Conn started his hike at the Taboose Creek Trailhead in the southern portion of
the Sierra Nevada in the Inyo National Forest with plans to travel over Taboose Pass toward the John Muir Trail
in Kings Canyon National Park. His route may have included Split Mountain and areas to the south, including
Pinchot Pass. He planned to return to the Taboose Creek Trailhead on Monday, October 22, 2012. (See flyer.)
The search area is in rugged terrain at 10,000-12,000 feet in elevation. Approximately 1 to 1-1/2 feet of snow is
on the ground in the search area. (See attached photo.) Temperatures range from the mid-30s in the day to the
low-20s at night (degrees Fahrenheit).
climbski2

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Oct 26, 2012 - 11:28am PT
Bump needed
Seamstress

Trad climber
Yacolt, WA
Oct 26, 2012 - 12:26pm PT
After a few days, more SAR resources are generally called in since the first team is generally in need of relief. Tactics change.

There have been happy endings after days and despite unpleasant weather.
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Oct 26, 2012 - 07:00pm PT

Let's hope he dug in and is just awaiting help. . .
Gene

climber
Oct 26, 2012 - 08:54pm PT
Bump...

...and waiting for good news.
Spider Savage

Mountain climber
The shaggy fringe of Los Angeles
Oct 26, 2012 - 09:46pm PT
Big epic.



Hey, do I know Larry Conn? Sounds familiar.
splitter

Trad climber
Cali Hodad, surfing the galactic plane
Oct 27, 2012 - 12:15am PT
Hoping & praying for the best outcome!
Anastasia

climber
InLOVEwithAris.
Oct 27, 2012 - 12:19am PT
Bump... Prayers!
climbski2

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Oct 27, 2012 - 11:57am PT
Bump and hope that good weather brings him home safe and sound.
ShawnInPaso

climber
Paso Robles, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 27, 2012 - 06:49pm PT
SAR continues; still no word.
Mtnmun

Trad climber
Top of the Mountain Mun
Oct 27, 2012 - 07:10pm PT
He should have turned up by now.....Sending good vibes his way.
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Oct 27, 2012 - 08:59pm PT
Hoping for a good outcome....something to tell the grand kids about!


Susan
climbski2

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Oct 28, 2012 - 06:10pm PT
almost a week overdue

Seen longer times end well but it is rare

prayers
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