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    OR - Gerren Kirk, 31, Milwaukie, 3 December 2014

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    Family seeks help finding car of Milwaukie man believed missing on Mount Hood
    Clackamas County sheriff's deputies are trying to determine the hiking route of a Milwaukie man believed to be missing on Mount Hood. "If we don't have a place to start, we can't search all of Mount Hood," Sgt. Nate Thompson, an agency spokesman, said Monday. "We just don't have the resources for that." Gerren Kirk, 31, left home Wednesday with plans to camp on Mount Hood and return Saturday, but he didn't give details, his sister Whitney Altman said.
    The family requests help from the public in finding his car so a search and rescue operation can get started.
    http://www.oregonlive.com/clackamasc...nding_car.html
    "When from a long distant past nothing persists, after the people are dead, after things are broken and scattered, still alone, more persistent, more faithful, the smell and taste of things remain poised a long, long time like souls, ready to remind us, waiting, hoping for their moment amid the ruins of all the rest, and bear unfaltering in the tiny and almost impalpable drop of their essence the vast structure of recollection."

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    For those who look sunwards, the shadows fall behind.

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    From your link:

    The Wasco County Sheriff's Office is "ramping up" a search for a missing Milwaukie man whose car was found near a campground south of Mount Hood on Monday.

    Sgt. Scott Williams of the sheriff's office said Gerren Kirk's gold Pontiac Grand Am was found in the parking lot at Frog Lake Campground off U.S. 26 in the Mount Hood National Forest.

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    http://www.kgw.com/story/news/local/...hood/20149799/

    Family members said they were unsure whether Kirk had enough food and supplies with him to stay in the woods so long. He had a cell phone with him, but calls are going straight to voice mail.

    Weather conditions have been rainy on the mountain, with temperatures staying just above freezing overnight. Snow is in the forecast for Thursday.

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    http://www.kptv.com/story/27635587/s...-on-mount-hood

    The search for a man believed to be missing on Mount Hood has been suspended...

    Searchers from 20 agencies canvassed the area from Dec. 8 through Dec. 14, with no conclusive evidence regarding Kirk's whereabouts. The exhaustive search operation was suspended on Sunday.

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    Family of lost Milwaukie hiker keeps hoping for leads
    http://portlandtribune.com/cr/24-new...ping-for-leads
    Although WCSO suspended the official search for Kirk Dec. 15, family members still hold out hope that he could be found alive.
    Kirk’s grandfather Verne Duncan, a Milwaukie resident and former state superintendent, has taken heart that volunteers are still searching. A receipt for thermal underwear was found in Kirk’s car, so Kirk may have found a way to stay warm, Duncan said.
    “The whole drone community is headed up there, and we don’t know if they’ll turn up anything, but we really appreciate the support,” Duncan said.

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    This article is from a week ago when the official search for Gerren was suspended. In the comments is a link to a 5:44 youtube video of Gerren's brother with a drone operator searching for him. The drone technology, the aerial photography, the environment and conditions may be interesting to some. It's not on a MSM account so not posting a direct link to the youtube.

    Gerren Kirk, missing in the Mt. Hood National Forest and presumed dead, remembered as 'upbeat guy'
    http://www.oregonlive.com/milwaukie/...l#incart_river
    Searchers – and those supporting the searchers -- included Pacific Northwest Search and Rescue, North Oregon Regional Search and Rescue, Mountain Wave Emergency Communications, Clackamas County Sheriff's Search and Rescue, Multnomah County Search and Rescue, Klickitat County Sheriff's Office, Lake County Search and Rescue, Wallowa County Sheriff's Search and Rescue, Clatsop County Sheriff's Office, Salvation Army, Trauma Intervention Program, businesses in Government Camp, Zigzag, Welches and Sandy, Bud's Towing of Oregon City, Milwaukie Presbyterian Church and individuals who volunteered use of their motorhome and travel trailer.

    "It was a very sophisticated search," Duncan said. "We are very thankful for the commitment, support and hard work by everyone."
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    video from a February (?) search.
    https://www.facebook.com/inlovingmemoryofgerrenkirk/
    Family facebook that is titled "in loving memory of" but I can't find anything there indicating that he was found.



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