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Fellow High Sierra Topix member Larry Conn was supposed
to be out Taboose Pass Trailhead on Monday (10/22), but
has not been seen.
Further info here: http://www.nps.gov/seki....012.pdf
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Weather's been chancy.

Hopefully he's just been slowed way down.
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oops!
didn't see your post before I posted the same story.
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A third hiker was found healthy farther north hunkered down in his tent waiting it out.

http://www.sfgate.com/news....826.php
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Another one found safe at Cathedral Lake.  He was from Visalia hiking out of the Courtright Lake area.

http://www.visaliatimesdelta.com/article....ontpage

Not much details about what happened though
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Given the extensive air coverage the increasing delay is worrisome. Hopefully the searchers just made a wrong estimation of his probable exit route, but as the search expands that does get less likely.
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What is troubling to me - snow, but air and ground teams find no footprints.

The located subject at Cathedral lake was found by a helicopter following tracks in snow.


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What is troubling to me - snow, but air and ground teams find no footprints.

The located subject at Cathedral lake was found by a helicopter following tracks in snow.

True. I'm of the "hunker down in a safe place and be patient" sort of fall (or other season snowstorm) storm encountering person so right after the blow I'd applaud staying in place and not risking un-consolidated storm snowpack.

But after the suitable settling down interval, absent such a depth it was impossible like that previous October monster, I'd expect to move towards an exit if for no other reason than to shorten the distance to ground searchers.

Tracks do make you "bigger" much like other sorts of deliberate ground signals like those fluorescent streamers, arranged brush etc. With air resources seemingly more commonplace its probably a good idea to keep from-air visibility in mind if you think you're the subject of a search these days I expect.

The one consoling item are reports the conditions are making track conditions somewhat erratic. Walking across frozen crust can be done without leaving a mark....
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Has he been found yet?

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Has he been found yet?

The stopped looking  a few storms back.
http://www.nps.gov/seki....012.pdf

They'd covered everything they reasonably could:
http://www.nps.gov/seki....x11.pdf
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It's not likely he'll be found any time soon. :(

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Had some echoes of Starr jr. and Norman Clyde's efforts:
http://www.amazon.com/Missing....0238185
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