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    CO - Ronald Webber, 58, Rocky Mountain National Park, 19 Jan 2016

    A 58-year-old Florida man has been reported missing in Rocky Mountain National Park and is believed to be in the the Longs Peak area. Ronald Webber was reported overdue from a mountaineering trek Thursday afternoon. His car was found in the parking lot at the Longs Peak trailhead.
    Webber reportedly left Tuesday morning from the trailhead, but it's unclear where he was headed. He was not prepared to spend the night. Webber has been to Longs Peak before, but not in the winter.



    http://www.coloradoan.com/story/news...peak/79144082/

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    http://www.dailycamera.com/news/boul...ear?source=rss
    Since Tuesday, the area has seen high winds and temperatures dropping to as low as 1 degree.

    The disappearance comes four days after Eldora employee Ryder Johnson went missing, about 25 miles south of where Webber was last known to be.

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    If you were in the Longs Peak area on Tuesday or Wednesday this week, please call (970) 586-1204.

    http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news...-national-park

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    Wow, Longs Peak is NO JOKE. Even in the summer, it's one I won't try. There is a very dangerous scramble and transfer between ridges and a lot of people do not fair well through it. I hope being he knows what he is doing he is safe somewhere.

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    Does anyone know how long he had been in Colorado from Florida prior to this trek? I am hoping he did not suffer from a high altitude sickness episode. with no help in sight as he was hiking alone evidently....This will probably not end well.....IMHO

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    It said he was not prepared to spend the night and has been to Longs but not in the winter. It also mentions the key hole which is the scramble I was talking about. My hubby wanted to do Longs one year and thank goodness he couldn't find the turn-off to go up to it and sunrise was coming (you have to start this 14er before sunrise). I know it can be done, but I'm just a little scared by the fact that people have recently died on this mountain.

    http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news...-national-park

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZhaZhaHa View Post
    Wow, Longs Peak is NO JOKE. Even in the summer, it's one I won't try. There is a very dangerous scramble and transfer between ridges and a lot of people do not fair well through it. I hope being he knows what he is doing he is safe somewhere.
    "Maitland man missing after trek at Rocky Mountain National Park."

    " "Disregard for the mountain environment any time of year has meant danger, injury and even death," the park's website states. "

    http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/...122-story.html

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    Uhh....he went missing and was recovered last summer by the Coast Guard

    http://www.uscgnews.com/go/doc/4007/2549798/

    https://www.facebook.com/uscgpacific...30867910302404

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    Here's a news source regarding his last missing story. So maybe he pushes the limits a little?

    http://abc7.com/news/solvang-kayaker...at-sea/800309/

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZhaZhaHa View Post
    Here's a news source regarding his last missing story. So maybe he pushes the limits a little?

    http://abc7.com/news/solvang-kayaker...at-sea/800309/
    I would say so!

    From your link:

    " "I grew up without a dad myself, and I don't want that to happen to my kids, so I fought like hell," Webber said. "At the end of the day, I still needed to be saved and rescued." "

    http://abc7.com/news/solvang-kayaker...at-sea/800309/


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    Quote Originally Posted by Treelights View Post
    I would say so!

    From your link:

    " "I grew up without a dad myself, and I don't want that to happen to my kids, so I fought like hell," Webber said. "At the end of the day, I still needed to be saved and rescued." "

    http://abc7.com/news/solvang-kayaker...at-sea/800309/
    I get wanting to do things and see the world but bring a buddy!

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    Man I hope he's OK and just slipped down an embankment or something. Hopefully he was wearing bright colors.

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    "Body of Florida hiker found in Rocky Mountain National Park."
    "Park officials believe 58-year-old Ronald Webber fell about 200 feet near Peacock Pool about a half mile east of Chasm Lake."

    http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_29...ark?source=rss

    Sad! RIP Ronald Webber!

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    Oh wow. That is terrible.

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    So I wonder if he decided against going to the key hole and continued from East Longs Peak Trail (the trail that comes from the parking lot), and made his way toward Chasm Lake. The hike overlooks Peacock Pool and this site notes a gorge there



    http://www.rockymountainhikingtrails.com/chasm-lake.htm

    " From the junction the Chasm Lake Trail travels southwest along the wall of a deep gorge that offers birds-eye views of Peacock Pool and Columbine Falls as you proceed towards the lake. Compared to the East Longs Peak Trail the grade along this stretch of trail is much more moderate. After skirting along the wall of the gorge the trail eventually passes over the top of the waterfall before emerging onto a small alpine basin."

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