Searches are underway to find Ron Kirk, who was last heard from on January 17th.
Family members report recieving a text message from Ron on Jan 17th, stating that he planned to go hiking at Red Rock Canyon NCA.
He has not been seen or heard from since.
His vehicle was found on Jan 20th parked in the Calico Basin parking area, which provides access to many of the sandstone areas in Red Rocks.
Speaking with a friend of his, Ron is a prepared and competent hiker and a nimble scrambler. Day hikes of 20+ miles are something he relished, and did frequently.
Metro Police conducted a helicopter recon on Monday and Tuesday, but have suspended that effort.
On-the-ground searches continue, mainly composed of volunteers.
There are tons of crevices and caves in the area that an experienced hiker might seek shelter in if injured.
I plan to help with search efforts this weekend, and will post more meet-up details if anyone else is interested and close enough to help out.
See http://www.fox5vegas.com/story/16590106 ... t-red-rock