R.E. Cedar Grove hikers -- follow this thread. Much background info, but you have to be patient and read around the noise.http://whitneyportalstore.com/forum/ubb ... =1&fpart=2
"My friend and I spoke to these 2 Iranian hikers at Meyson Lake on Sunday AM. They arrived at the Lake late Sat PM. They informed us that their route was going up the Cirque south of the Lake, heading east between (I believe) LeConte and Mallory, going by either Lake Iridescent or Sky Blue Lake. From there, I don't recall where they were headed. We last saw them at about 9AM on Sunday at which time they were still camped on the North side of the Lake. When we returned from climbing Mt Irvine at about 4P they were gone. Interestingly, the son told us they planned on summiting Mt Whitney that same day. We explained that they were probably overly ambitious. It started to snow moderately beginning about 2PM on Sunday and was heavy Sunday PM and Monday AM.
They each had a tent, one white and one light yellow. These did not look like tents suitable for winter conditions and neither one had a fly on.The father had a green jacket. They looked liked hikers; not climbers." ...
"The guys crossed Forester, then Glen then down Paradise Valley to Cedar Grove, with some other hikers they met who were able to tell them the direction out to a road."