by tdavidock » Mon Aug 12, 2013 3:45 pm
by BHunewill » Wed Sep 18, 2013 2:11 am
by obsidian » Fri Sep 20, 2013 6:29 pm
by ROL » Sat Sep 21, 2013 3:12 am
I've been up in Mammoth Lakes all summer,...and, it seems odd that Matt would disappear without a trace (especially since he's young and a competent climber). If you are familiar with the terrain in the Minarets and surrounding area, you know that most of it is not that difficult.
by artrock23 » Sat Sep 21, 2013 5:40 am
I've been up in Mammoth Lakes all summer,...and, it seems odd that Matt would disappear without a trace (especially since he's young and a competent climber). If you are familiar with the terrain in the Minarets and surrounding area, you know that most of it is not that difficult. Also, it is a very popular area,...and, there have been many tourists and locals hiking into the Minarets Wilderness.
...So, I'm wondering,...is it possible that Matt had a reason to want to disappear ? It would be very easy to do so,...and, he could be anywhere on the planet.
...Just a thought,...
by obsidian » Sat Sep 21, 2013 6:53 pm
by MoapaPk » Sat Sep 21, 2013 8:47 pm
by clmbr » Sat Sep 21, 2013 9:11 pm
MoapaPk wrote:I was trying to avoid negative vibes... but having been involved in searches for "missing" persons, I think we have to emphasize that we've gone from a rescue to a probable remains recovery. Unless the fellow decided to change identities and head to Mexico, or is out in wilds living off roots and berries, he is probably deceased. I've been involved in searches where the relatives refused to give up hope, and their belief and insistence strongly affected the search pattern, sending us on wild goose chases.
Near here, in Red Rock CNCA (west of Las Vegas), we have had people disappear for years, near (within meters of) popular climbing/scrambling routes. They fall into the spaces between tall boulders, they fall into the scrub oak-manzanita growth... and they effectively vanish until someone finds a leg bone or notices an unusual odor. I really, really don't mean to be crass, but right now closure is probably the best we can get.
by ScottHanson » Sat Dec 14, 2013 6:43 pm
by mrchad9 » Mon Dec 16, 2013 4:47 pm
ScottHanson wrote:it would take less then 10 seconds to write down the day's destination target on a piece of paper and leave on the front seat of your car.
by ScottHanson » Tue Feb 11, 2014 2:53 am
by ScottHanson » Tue Feb 11, 2014 6:59 pm
by ScottHanson » Sat Feb 15, 2014 5:07 am