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    WY - Blake Fuhriman, 23, & Alissa DeVille, 22, Cloud Peak, 30 Aug 2014

    http://www.sheridanmedia.com/news/sh...big-horns73668

    Johnson County Sheriff Steve Kozisek is asking for information from the public on a missing couple who are the subject of a search and rescue operation in the Cloud Peak Wilderness area of the Big Horn Mountains.

    Kozisek said Blake Fuhriman, 23, and Alissa DeVille, 22, both residents of Sheridan, were on a hiking/camping trip this past week and have not returned.

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    Don't know if this will work, but it shows Big Horn Reservoir where they started their trip, it also shows Highland Park. They were planning on climbing the Black Tooth Summit about 2000 ft higher than where they camped at Highland Park. They left (Highland Park) on Friday and were supposed to return to their car on Saturday.

    https://www.google.com/maps/place/Hi...c93f6238e887a6
    Last edited by iamnotagolem; 09-03-2014 at 01:04 PM.

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    Bighorn Reservoir to Highland Park

    https://www.google.com/maps/dir/Bigh...79!2d44.464208

    Highland Park to Black Tooth Summit

    https://www.google.com/maps/dir/High...6!2d44.4033044

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    I should mention their camp & packs were found at Highland Park, from my understanding it's typical to leave your pack before hiking the Summit to keep the weight down for that hike. But sadly this means they probably have very little food or water with them for that portion of the hike/climb. I will try to find out if it's snowing up there yet, they've had some snow up in the Bighorns to the Northwest of where they were hiking so I would expect there to be snow on Black Tooth.

    We are at 4500 feet and our overnight temps have been mid 40s, I'd expect the overnight lows up there to be in the 20s-30s based on my experience of camping at 9000 feet in these mountains. I don't know what they had for supplies since it sounded like they were not planning an overnight on Blacktooth, they were planning an up and back in one day on Friday.

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    (Sheridan, Wyo.) – A Lander native and his girlfriend are missing in the Bighorn National Forest, and Johnson County Sheriff’s Office Search & Rescue have been looking for them since Monday.

    read more ................. http://county10.com/2014/09/03/lande...sing-bighorns/

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    Quote Originally Posted by iamnotagolem View Post
    I should mention their camp & packs were found at Highland Park, from my understanding it's typical to leave your pack before hiking the Summit to keep the weight down for that hike. But sadly this means they probably have very little food or water with them for that portion of the hike/climb. I will try to find out if it's snowing up there yet, they've had some snow up in the Bighorns to the Northwest of where they were hiking so I would expect there to be snow on Black Tooth.

    We are at 4500 feet and our overnight temps have been mid 40s, I'd expect the overnight lows up there to be in the 20s-30s based on my experience of camping at 9000 feet in these mountains. I don't know what they had for supplies since it sounded like they were not planning an overnight on Blacktooth, they were planning an up and back in one day on Friday.
    a few questions
    is that about a 4 1/2 mile hike?
    is there much cover ei. trees, brush to hinder a aerial search?
    would they have taken a route through Saw Tooth Lakes? or is there a known route someone would take?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Topcat View Post
    a few questions
    is that about a 4 1/2 mile hike?
    is there much cover ei. trees, brush to hinder a aerial search?
    would they have taken a route through Saw Tooth Lakes? or is there a known route someone would take?
    I don't know how far of a hike it is, here is a description of the the hike by some other hikers. http://www.summitpost.org/black-toot...se-peak/490128

    I think there are trees in the Highland Park area, not sure about above that. I mean I can see from here that there aren't trees all the way to the top, they are quite rocky.

    I should add, too that I don't think there is a lot of snow up there. I can see some patches further south in areas that don't get much sun. It's been in the upper 80s yesterday and today down here, so probably 60s-70s up there but VERY windy today. It cools off pretty quickly in the evenings. Even though it's been warmer it doesn't feel like summer time 80s it feels like warm fall days.

    This past weekend though, when they left and headed up it was not good weather, lots of rain, overcast, very cool.

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    They've been found. From what I've heard he's been taken to the Johnson County Hospital, she has traumatic leg injuries, they are hoping to get her down tonight but it's very windy.

    http://www.sheridanmedia.com/news/mi...e-pending73682

    Johnson County Sheriff Steve Kozisek is reporting that Blake Fuhriman, 23, and Alissa DeVille, 22, both residents of Sheridan, have been found alive. Fuhriman has been rescued and DeVille is still on the mountain with rescue crews there, working to get her off the mountain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iamnotagolem View Post
    They've been found. From what I've heard he's been taken to the Johnson County Hospital, she has traumatic leg injuries, they are hoping to get her down tonight but it's very windy.

    http://www.sheridanmedia.com/news/mi...e-pending73682

    Johnson County Sheriff Steve Kozisek is reporting that Blake Fuhriman, 23, and Alissa DeVille, 22, both residents of Sheridan, have been found alive. Fuhriman has been rescued and DeVille is still on the mountain with rescue crews there, working to get her off the mountain.
    great news thanks....I was about to write ,before your post, that the trail maps are all outdated and that the climb up Black Tooth MT. is sometimes done with the aid of ropes because of the rocks and steepness (if that's a word,LOL)

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    Great news!
    IMO


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    KULR Just updated their facebook page https://www.facebook.com/KULR8News?hc_location=timeline

    DeVille has an injured leg, and could not be flown out. The Sheriff says due to the high angle of her location for rescue, the team must be assembled for a later pickup that could be as early as tonight.

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    Alissa was safely brought down the mountain!

    http://www.sheridanmedia.com/news/mi...ring-home73695

    When asked about their condition, Kozisek said they were in good health considering their ordeal.

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    http://trib.com/news/state-and-regio...3667daf42.html

    A man and woman from Sheridan are out of the hospital after spending most of a week missing in the Bighorn Mountains.



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