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Two guys now?

http://www.visaliatimesdelta.com/article....-hikers


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Ah the shoulder season.

Their previous experience will  hopefully serve them well
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This is starting to get worrisomely long.

But the heartening news is a third hiker was found healthy, hunkered down in his tent riding out the turn in the weather.

http://www.sfgate.com/news....826.php
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http://www.nps.gov/seki/parknews/newsreleases.htm

The search for the first hiker is coming up empty.  The park's site has some photos from the search that were apparently taken with a helicopter.
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PostIcon Posted on: Oct. 29 2012, 11:39 am Skip to the previous post in this topic. Skip to the next post in this topic. Ignore posts   QUOTE

A third missing hiker caught in the storm up in Desolation Wilderness beside Lake Tahoe was able to walk out.  Was not even aware there was a storm coming.  Lets hope and pray the other two hikers are found alive and make it out ok.

http://www.mtdemocrat.com/news/desolation-wilderness-hiker-found/

These kind of stories are common during any Octobers in which early snow storms visit the Sierra.   Weather is more commonly sunny and balmy with light breezes in October that tends to lull some into a lack of awareness while others are willing to roll the dice and gamble without really understanding how dangerous cold weather snow storms can be even at this time of year up at high elevations.   Every few years our Tahoe ski resorts open up during the last week of October after multifoot snows occur that bury landscapes till spring.  That also causes roads across passes and to many trailheads to close for the winter.  One will occasionally read stories of those who lose use of their cars over the winter by getting caught parking in such places.    

There are simply a fair number of mountain enthusiasts that either don't pay much attention to weather forecasts or do not understand how to make sense of them.  And not all of them are novices as experienced climbers, more likely peak baggers that ought to know better are sometimes involved.   On the other hand one just needs to consider how weather foolish some peak baggers are when one reads about them getting caught in exposed places during summer thunderstorms then struck by lightning like the well known stories of groups cowering atop Mount Whitney and Half Dome that ignored obvious signs most of we mountain enthusiasts would have run from.   Thus there is wisdom in understanding and being aware of weather forecasts if one entertains visiting high mountains especially late season when winter can make an abrupt appearance.


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Larry Conn is still missing and the search continues tomorrow.

Matthew Hanson was found alive. Tho the URL doesn't say that, the article does.
http://www.fresnobee.com/2012....ng.html


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No sign of him either: http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com/2012....ay10750
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A map of air and ground search efforts gps tracks. No positive results as of this evening and weather is coming in so they're the-evaluating plans.

http://www.facebook.com/photo.p....2106571
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Sounds like the search is being suspended as no clues whatsoever have been found.

http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com/2012....rk10773

Also rangers are looking for an injured AT Hiker in GSMNP.

http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com/2012....er10775
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