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Missing Hiker on Baldy

Postby Blair » Tue Dec 07, 2010 4:30 pm

I know she has been missing since saturday, wonder if anyone heard anything...
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Re: Missing Hiker on Baldy

Postby Cy Kaicener » Tue Dec 07, 2010 5:02 pm

Search and rescue are looking for Michelle Yu as of yesterday
http://www.sbsun.com/ci_16788833?source=rss_viewed
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Re: Missing Hiker on Baldy

Postby Luciano136 » Tue Dec 07, 2010 6:07 pm

We came across SAR on Sunday afternoon; they had just started the search. She must've gone a decent way off the beaten path because a good amount of people were up there and I don't think anyone saw her, including ourselves.
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Re: Missing Hiker on Baldy

Postby lefty » Wed Dec 08, 2010 1:19 am

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Re: Missing Hiker on Baldy

Postby Luciano136 » Wed Dec 08, 2010 3:54 am

Damn, that sucks! Tonight will be the 4th night out there; that doesn't sound very good :(
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Re: Missing Hiker on Baldy

Postby SJD » Thu Dec 09, 2010 5:00 am

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Re: Missing Hiker on Baldy

Postby Tonka » Thu Dec 09, 2010 11:47 pm

Sad.

The 40 pounds in the pack is interesting news. You gotta train but in this case the training my have killed her. This is in no way questioning her actions. Training is as dangerous as what your training for I guess.
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Re: Missing Hiker on Baldy

Postby Snowball » Fri Dec 10, 2010 12:41 am

I am shocked! I just heard the news right now. Really really sad. I feel so bad for her daughter. I met her in 2005. Over the years, Patty and i climbed with her in the Sierra and locally in LA on occasion. She had a kind soul.
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Re: Missing Hiker on Baldy

Postby Luciano136 » Fri Dec 10, 2010 4:36 am

Hopefully she already passed after the fall and didn't suffer much. RIP :(
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Re: Missing Hiker on Baldy

Postby tarol » Fri Dec 10, 2010 9:08 pm

RIP Michelle.

The 40 pounds of rocks does seem a bit odd - if I want to train, I'll usually add more gear or water to my pack - things that may be useful should something go wrong.
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Re: Missing Hiker on Baldy

Postby johnm » Fri Dec 10, 2010 9:42 pm

My condolences to her family. I saw a photo of her on the San Gab board. She had a very engaging smile.

As far as training, I used to run into a couple guys who trained in the Strawberry Peak /Mount Lawlor area. They were preparing for Aconcagua carrying 40 to 60 pounds of rock and sand in their packs.
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Re: Missing Hiker on Baldy

Postby Rob » Sat Dec 11, 2010 1:12 am

Sad news indeed.

Some people use rocks for training, because you can dump them on the summit. That way you can go light on the descent, lowering the strain on your knees.

I would guess that if she had rocks in her pack, then she was still going up when the accident happened.
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Re: Missing Hiker on Baldy

Postby Deb » Sat Dec 11, 2010 1:16 am

Rob wrote:Sad news indeed.

Some people use rocks for training, because you can dump them on the summit. That way you can go light on the descent, lowering the strain on your knees.

I would guess that if she had rocks in her pack, then she was still going up when the accident happened.


I use water and typically pick up some rocks along the way but don't leave them on the summit - why make the peak taller?
Very sad that she was unable to summon someone for help. That's always a risk you have to be willing to take when going solo even in our friendly local mountains.
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Re: Missing Hiker on Baldy

Postby MtnDoser » Sat Dec 11, 2010 3:04 am

RIP Michelle Yu
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