Forum Index > Trail Talk > Missing Hiker on Vesper Peak
Previous :: Next Topic  
Author Message
Songs2
Member
Member


Joined: 21 Mar 2016
Posts: 25 | TRs

Songs2
Member
PostFri Aug 10, 2018 8:49 am 
This topic is locked: you cannot edit posts or make replies. Reply with quote
HuffPo has now picked up the article and spread it nationally (perhaps other news outlets have as well).

The GoFundMe page indicates "nothing larger than a 1 gallon bag."

The latest update indicates the family and others anticipate winding down of some search efforts and the need to hire private search parties and K-9 units.

https://www.gofundme.com/survival-bags-to-bring-sam-home
Back to top
View user's profile Search for posts by this user Send private message This topic is locked: you cannot edit posts or make replies. Reply with quote
Sparkuri
Member
Member


Joined: 31 Mar 2018
Posts: 3 | TRs

Sparkuri
Member
PostFri Aug 10, 2018 9:09 am 
This topic is locked: you cannot edit posts or make replies. Reply with quote
Climbed yesterday afternoon.

I only hope that some of us would do the same for me if I was lost.

To the strong few that will not leave that mountain until she is found.

Hope..

Back to top
View user's profile Search for posts by this user Send private message This topic is locked: you cannot edit posts or make replies. Reply with quote
cambajamba
Member
Member


Joined: 05 Nov 2011
Posts: 325 | TRs

cambajamba
Member
PostFri Aug 10, 2018 9:44 am 
This topic is locked: you cannot edit posts or make replies. Reply with quote
Bootpathguy wrote:
I may delete this

Please do.
Back to top
View user's profile Search for posts by this user Send private message Send e-mail This topic is locked: you cannot edit posts or make replies. Reply with quote
fourteen410
Member
Member


Joined: 23 May 2008
Posts: 1675 | TRs

fourteen410
Member
PostFri Aug 10, 2018 9:58 am 
This topic is locked: you cannot edit posts or make replies. Reply with quote
I really hope there isn't a nefarious element to her disappearance. Something just isn't adding up.
Back to top
View user's profile Search for posts by this user Send private message Send e-mail This topic is locked: you cannot edit posts or make replies. Reply with quote
Hikerdood
Member
Member


Joined: 09 May 2016
Posts: 73 | TRs
Location: Bothell, Wa.
Hikerdood
Member
PostFri Aug 10, 2018 10:38 am 
This topic is locked: you cannot edit posts or make replies. Reply with quote
fourteen410 wrote:
I really hope there isn't a nefarious element to her disappearance. Something just isn't adding up.

2 possibilities: She is unable to rescued, she is unwilling to be rescued.
Back to top
View user's profile Search for posts by this user Send private message This topic is locked: you cannot edit posts or make replies. Reply with quote
Moose
Member
Member


Joined: 19 Sep 2010
Posts: 236 | TRs

Moose
Member
PostFri Aug 10, 2018 10:58 am 
This topic is locked: you cannot edit posts or make replies. Reply with quote
Update on the Snohomish County Sheriff's Office FB page:

Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue (SAR) personnel continue to search today for missing hiker, 27 year-old Samantha Sayers, who did not return from her day hike at Vesper Peak last Wednesday, August 1.

The Sheriff’s Office helicopter, SNOHAWK1, continues air search operations today. The Sheriff’s Office Marine Unit has a vessel on the water searching the shoreline of Spada Lake. Additional teams are on day two of reviewing the high-definition photos and videos taken on Wednesday by King County’s UAS (Drones).
Back to top
View user's profile Search for posts by this user Send private message Send e-mail This topic is locked: you cannot edit posts or make replies. Reply with quote
fourteen410
Member
Member


Joined: 23 May 2008
Posts: 1675 | TRs

fourteen410
Member
PostFri Aug 10, 2018 11:15 am 
This topic is locked: you cannot edit posts or make replies. Reply with quote
Hikerdood wrote:
2 possibilities: She is unable to rescued, she is unwilling to be rescued.

I'm concerned that there was someone who didn't want her to be found. I hope I'm wrong.
Back to top
View user's profile Search for posts by this user Send private message Send e-mail This topic is locked: you cannot edit posts or make replies. Reply with quote
Windstorm
Member
Member


Joined: 16 Dec 2014
Posts: 167 | TRs

Windstorm
Member
PostFri Aug 10, 2018 11:24 am 
This topic is locked: you cannot edit posts or make replies. Reply with quote
fourteen410 wrote:
Something just isn't adding up.

Actually, it's not that surprising that things don't add up when we're probably missing most of the picture. We've been getting fairly limited information filtered primarily through the media and family and friends (think game of telephone). I don't think we have good enough information to tell if something else is going on here, but if there is, that's law enforcement's problem to look into. They have a lot better information than we do and they deal with this sort of thing all the time.
Back to top
View user's profile Search for posts by this user Send private message This topic is locked: you cannot edit posts or make replies. Reply with quote
Schroder
Member
Member


Joined: 26 Oct 2007
Posts: 5281 | TRs
Location: on the beach
Schroder
Member
PostFri Aug 10, 2018 11:47 am 
This topic is locked: you cannot edit posts or make replies. Reply with quote
If there had been something suspicious about her disappearance the search would have been suspended earlier.  She's in a place that's difficult to see, either in a crevice or down in the trees.  There's no mystery here.  In spite of technology, we can't see everywhere.
Back to top
View user's profile Search for posts by this user Send private message Send e-mail This topic is locked: you cannot edit posts or make replies. Reply with quote
fourteen410
Member
Member


Joined: 23 May 2008
Posts: 1675 | TRs

fourteen410
Member
PostFri Aug 10, 2018 11:49 am 
This topic is locked: you cannot edit posts or make replies. Reply with quote
It's not the missing pieces of information that are strange to me.
Back to top
View user's profile Search for posts by this user Send private message Send e-mail This topic is locked: you cannot edit posts or make replies. Reply with quote
RandyHiker
Snarky Member



Joined: 27 Jul 2008
Posts: 5723 | TRs
Location: Greenlake
RandyHiker
Snarky Member
PostFri Aug 10, 2018 12:14 pm 
This topic is locked: you cannot edit posts or make replies. Reply with quote
The idea of leaving out "survival bags" over the area would make sense if someone believes that the patient is mobile, but for some reason missing contact with search crews.

This can happen -- I recall a talk by a SAR volunteer about a search for a lost hunter and they search crews had used "caution tape" to mark trails that they had already searched.   The patient encountered some of the tape at one point -- and detached it from the trees and tied it around their head.   This lost hunter kept moving and eventually (4 days) walked out to the search command post.

For whatever reason that Ms Sayers is out of contact -- I hope she is located soon and in good health.
Back to top
View user's profile Search for posts by this user Send private message Send e-mail This topic is locked: you cannot edit posts or make replies. Reply with quote
RandyHiker
Snarky Member



Joined: 27 Jul 2008
Posts: 5723 | TRs
Location: Greenlake
RandyHiker
Snarky Member
PostFri Aug 10, 2018 12:18 pm 
This topic is locked: you cannot edit posts or make replies. Reply with quote
Updated search poster -- now offering a large cash reward

Back to top
View user's profile Search for posts by this user Send private message Send e-mail This topic is locked: you cannot edit posts or make replies. Reply with quote
kiliki
Member
Member


Joined: 07 Apr 2003
Posts: 1487 | TRs
Location: Seattle
kiliki
Member
PostFri Aug 10, 2018 7:54 pm 
This topic is locked: you cannot edit posts or make replies. Reply with quote
In another recent thread I mentioned a friend who simply tripped and suffered a traumatic brain injury on the trail. After she tripped she also rolled down a slope. It's so easy for me to imagine that happening to a person and them ending up in a spot where it's difficult or impossible to find them, rather than something nefarious.
Back to top
View user's profile Search for posts by this user Send private message This topic is locked: you cannot edit posts or make replies. Reply with quote
Pahoehoe
Member
Member


Joined: 12 Oct 2017
Posts: 166 | TRs

Pahoehoe
Member
PostFri Aug 10, 2018 7:59 pm 
This topic is locked: you cannot edit posts or make replies. Reply with quote
Seems like if someone was near a trail or regular route a dog would find them.

I suppose if they went off a cliff or something, but just a steep slope, I'm sure a dog would follow the scent.
Back to top
View user's profile Search for posts by this user Send private message This topic is locked: you cannot edit posts or make replies. Reply with quote
RumiDude
Marmota olympus



Joined: 26 Jul 2009
Posts: 2524 | TRs
Location: Port Angeles
RumiDude
Marmota olympus
PostFri Aug 10, 2018 8:58 pm 
This topic is locked: you cannot edit posts or make replies. Reply with quote
Pahoehoe wrote:
Seems like if someone was near a trail or regular route a dog would find them.

This is the thing I think about. Obviously SAR canines are not always perfect, but they are trained to search in a grid pattern way. It is similar to how avalanche and cadaver dogs search. They find all sorts of things that have human scent on them and alert when they find something. If they are using those types of dogs, they usually are fairly thorough. Tracking dogs are generally different and only track a particular scent.

Rumi

--------------
"This is my Indian summer ... I'm far more dangerous now, because I don't care at all."
Back to top
View user's profile Search for posts by this user Send private message This topic is locked: you cannot edit posts or make replies. Reply with quote
  Display:     All times are GMT - 8 Hours
Forum Index > Trail Talk > Missing Hiker on Vesper Peak
  Happy Birthday Bushwa Thunderhooey!
Jump to:   
Search this topic:

You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum
   Use Disclaimer Powered by phpBB Privacy Policy