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Missing hiker in Mazatzals - gpsjoe (Joe Domin)

Post by Dschur » Nov 16 2010 2:04 pm

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Crews looking for missing hiker
By Alexis Bechman

November 16, 2010
Tonto Rim Search and Rescue volunteers and Gila County Sheriff officers are currently searching for an overdue hiker.

The man, whose name has not been released, was last heard from nine days ago and is believed to be hiking near the Mt. Peeley trail or Sheep Mountain, off Forest Road 201, southwest of Payson.

The Gila County Sheriff’s Office first received a call that the man was overdue Monday, Nov. 15 about 9 p.m.

“The hiker has not been heard from since Nov. 7 and frequents the Mazatzal Mountain Wilderness area,” according to a press release from the sheriff’s office.

The missing hiker’s vehicle was located at the Mt. Peeley trailhead.



Six TRSAR volunteers are currently searching the ground. Earlier Tuesday, a Department of Public Safety Ranger helicopter did an aerial search of the area, but found no signs of the man
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Post by mazatzal » Apr 30 2013 10:50 am

I heard the gates were open last weekend.

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Post by hikerdw » May 01 2013 10:07 pm

Does anyone know what the road conditions of 25 and 201 are like? Passable by a 2 wheel drive PU with high clearance?

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Post by CannondaleKid » May 02 2013 5:25 am

From all indications they should be ok for that now. I'm heading out there in a few minutes but of course I won't be able to post the conditions until I get home this afternoon.
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Post by CannondaleKid » May 03 2013 11:00 am

It's quite obvious the Forest Service spent a lot of time on FR201 since the fire and washouts last year, as the conditions are as good as I've ever seen. At the moment even a normal car would have no trouble making it.

One thing I noticed was if felt like there was more exposure along the road than before but then I realized it was because the vegetation that had been there before the fire kind of hid the exposure so one hardly noticed it.
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Post by Grasshopper » May 09 2013 5:30 pm

Grasshopper wrote:by Grasshopper » Apr 19 2013 02:40 pm
Grasshopper wrote: I will be informed of their weekend search results and will update this forum topic as soon as results are made available to me..

Re: SSAR 4/13 weekend GPSjoe "Clue Search Efforts/Results" - For those following this forum topic, I have not yet received any updates from SSAR for public posting (maybe due to SSAR's needed Search and Rescue efforts for missing Mon-4/15pm Superstition hiker "Christopher Hensley").
I just wanted to apologize to everyone interested in following the SSAR ongoing search results and ongoing search plans for GPSjoe clues. I have followed-up, I have been promised, and they have yet to deliver.. :( and disappointing.
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Post by BobP » May 09 2013 7:19 pm

Hank.... No need to apologize.... Everyone knows your total commitment to this tragic event and appreciate all that you have done and continue to do.
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Post by Nighthiker » May 10 2013 5:57 pm

Tonto Search and Rescue conducted initial search then MCSO any chance they would provide info ?
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Post by Grasshopper » May 10 2013 6:27 pm

Nighthiker wrote:Tonto Search and Rescue conducted initial search then MCSO any chance they would provide info ?
Thanks John and yes. After the date that TRSAR & MCSO terminated their formal search efforts, both organizations via MCSO provided a detailed report to the Joseph S. Domin family. Since this date, only possible individual TRSAR & MCSO members would then conduct search efforts on their own time. We are presently not aware of any of these SAR members who may now be conducting ongoing search efforts on their own time. I do recall that a few of these original TRSAR & MCSO members had member sign-in avatars on HAZ, but I don't recall seeing any recent triplog, photo, or gps route postings. Our master GPS Route Search Map (which Joe B. maintains ongoing).. http://hikearizona.com/map.php?QX=739 does include the original TRSAR & MCSO submitted GPS Route search efforts.

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Post by BobP » May 13 2013 9:36 am

Grasshopper wrote:. We are presently not aware of any of these SAR members who may now be conducting ongoing search efforts on their own time
This is the last entry in the Sheep register...http://hikearizona.com/photo.php?ZIP=292528
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Post by BobP » May 15 2013 9:05 pm

Tough day out there...here is the route. http://hikearizona.com/map.php?GPS=20956
Triplog and pics maybe later or tommorow
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Post by BobP » May 23 2013 7:09 am

I will be heading out tomorrow to mostly scope from the saddle but I may also check out some North side spots. If interested pm me for details...I will probably hit the trail by 6am to beat some of the heat.
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Post by Grasshopper » Aug 23 2013 9:02 pm

Remembering GPSjoe on 8/22/13.. http://hikearizona.com/trip=93015
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Post by beterarcher » Aug 23 2013 10:23 pm

Gpsjoe is the reason I found HAZ. When I bought my GPS, I was googling info on how to use it and one of Joe's routes came up. I downloaded it and it's still in my etrex. Cave Creek #4 to Spur Cross TH. I plan on doing this one some time this Fall or Spring as an overnighter. Probably more water in the Spring, huh?
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Post by BobP » Aug 24 2013 7:33 pm

beterarcher wrote:Gpsjoe is the reason I found HAZ
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Post by BobP » Nov 13 2013 1:13 pm

Last week, I celebrated another birthday and every time that happens it means another year has passed since Joe went missing. :( And with every new anniversary, I pray that it will be the year that he will be found. :pray:
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Post by BobP » Dec 17 2013 3:31 pm

SSAR is encouraged by a landmark members sighted in an aerial photograph of the area where they are searching for GPS Joe. In the photograph is large X made of two 10-foot-long branches. It could be intentional or accidental.

Interesting that this tidbit was shared for a newspaper article but not here on Hikearizona or maybe it was and I missed it.
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Post by SUN_HIKER » Dec 17 2013 3:38 pm

Bob, any idea which newspaper was going to publish this?
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Post by BobP » Dec 17 2013 3:43 pm

Here is the article from May that mentions it. about midway thru it...


http://arizona.newszap.com/eastvalley/1 ... operations
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Post by SUN_HIKER » Dec 17 2013 4:15 pm

Thank you Bob!
Very interesting and hopeful that maybe there will be some findings in 2014 so we all can come to closure.
This past weekend I hiked with some friends from Canyon Lake to FW. Joe loved this hike and once a year Joe and I hiked from FW to Canyon Lake, had lunch, desert, coffee and hiked back. There aren't many trails where one has such a treat available 1/2 way. Sure miss him...
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Post by big_load » Dec 17 2013 5:06 pm

He was last believed to be in an area near Four Peaks and the Mazatzal Mountains, Ms. Saint-James said.
That's an odd way of putting it. I don't recall Four Peaks being part of the search area. Did I miss something?

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