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Read the full story at...Search for missing hiker continues
Updated: 7:04 am, Wed Aug 24, 2011.
Mike Leiby - The Independent
GREER - Volunteers got a bit of a break Sunday night as search efforts to find missing Tucson hiker Frank Carl Patane, 60, on Mount Baldy were temporarily suspended while more canine search teams were brought to the mountain, according to Richard Guinn with the Apache County Sheriff's Department.
Guinn said searchers are going on the assumption that Patane is still alive. He has been missing on the mountain since Thursday, Aug. 11.
Guinn said that although the hope is that the man is still alive, the longer he remains missing the greater the chance that...
I backpack - hike in this area alot, alone Old Railroad Trail to Greer and to Lee Valley Reser, and I wonder who to ask more information on this, there maybe a mix up. the local newspaper printed this item with a much younger person as missing, just a couple weeks ago.azbackpackr wrote:The hiker from Tucson, Frank Carl Patane, 60, who went missing on Mount Baldy last August was never found. His family is offering a $10,000 reward for finding his remains.
http://www.wmicentral.com/news_premium/ ... 963f4.html
Yes, I know they had no idea what could have happened to him, and it must have been terrible for them. I hope it does bring some closure.New2hyk wrote:@azbackpackr
Thanq for posting this. Finally, his family has closure. RIP.
Heard through the grapevine: Along East Fork of White River about 6 miles from Jct of East/West Baldy trail. (Might have gotten turned around at the trail junction??)whereveriroam wrote:Out of curiosity anyone hear where his remains were found?