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    NM - Walter Scheib, 61, Sangre de Cristo Mountains; 13 June 2015

    Washington Post:

    Former White House top chef missing in New Mexico mountains

    Former White House executive chef Walter Scheib has been reported missing in New Mexico’s rugged Sangre de Cristo Mountains, where he was last seen setting out for a hike over the weekend, police said. For days since, search and rescue teams have been scouring the area to find him.

    Scheib has been missing since Saturday. Local police have found only his vehicle, which was parked at the Yerba Canyon Trail Head in Taos, N.M., a town some 70 miles from Santa Fe.
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    much more at links

    New York Daily News:

    A desperate search is on for a former White House chef after the 61-year-old man went missing nearly a week ago in a rugged stretch of New Mexico mountains.

    Walter Scheib, who spent 1994 to 2005 cooking up meals for Presidents Clinton and Bush, was last seen Saturday after heading into the wilderness at the Taos Ski Valley. He was reported missing after he never showed for a meeting with his girlfriend on Monday.
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    Former White House chef missing for nearly a week in mountains after leaving for day hike

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    Go to the source:
    Searchers track missing chef’s cellphone near Taos Ski Valley


    TAOS — Data from the cellular telephone of a former White House chef missing since June 13, when he apparently went hiking near the Taos Ski Valley, indicates he ascended high into the Sangre de Cristo Mountains that afternoon.
    Walter Scheib’s mobile telephone was last connected to a cellular signal while in the area around Lobo Peak at about 3 p.m. that day, according to Bob Rodgers, a search-and-rescue resource officer who was leading the effort to find the 61-year-old man Friday.
    The search mission, which began Wednesday morning, was expected to resume Saturday.

    At an elevation of 12,115 feet above sea level, the peak rises past the timberline as well as the nearest neighboring summits, allowing those who ascend it to catch cellular telephone signals that can’t penetrate into the canyons below.

    http://www.santafenewmexican.com/new...a0d2425e3.html

    IS this guy on a mission to die? He has no clue what he's doing being a flat lander from Florida/DC and hiking a mountain close to his new home. NO ONE fly fishes in the rushing snow melt as it comes down the mountain. It's a death wish to even think about that.

    All I can do is pray for this man.
    Last edited by Ransom; 06-20-2015 at 01:23 AM. Reason: emphasis

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    Lobo Peak (see link above) about cell location:

    http://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/carso...44384&actid=50

    At 12,115 feet, Lobo Peak is the highest point in the small range of mountains

    THAT's HIGH elevation. Doesn't compute from where his car was found.

    Yerba Canyon:
    www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/carson/recreation/ohv/recarea/?recid=44386&actid=104

    3,700 feet in elevation. OP link about where his car was found
    Last edited by Ransom; 06-20-2015 at 01:41 AM. Reason: can't fix link :(

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    Missing former White House chef found dead in New Mexico mountains

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/m...ico-mountains/

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    Former White House chef found dead in forest near Taos Ski Valley

    A renowned chef who went missing while hiking in the mountains above Taos Ski Valley June 13 was found dead Sunday.

    A search team located Walter Scheib, 61, approximately 1.7 miles from the trail head where his car was found Tuesday evening, according to the New Mexico State Police.

    Scheib was found in a river between 20 and 30 feet off the trail, authorities said.
    http://www.taosnews.com/news/article...929043c17.html

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    CNN:

    Ex-White House chef died by drowning, autopsy shows

    A former White House executive chef found dead in the mountains of New Mexico drowned, according to the New Mexico Department of Public Safety.

    An autopsy determined the nature of Walter Scheib's death was accidental, a department statement said.
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    His body was found submerged "in a mountain drainage flowing with surface runoff" about 25 yards off the Yerba Canyon hiking trail, hidden from view by vegetation and a steep decline off the trail, the statement said. There was no indication of foul play.
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