Found Deceased MT - Jennifer Coleman, 34, on vacation from VA, hiking @ Glacier Natl Park, 30 Aug 2021

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  1. GuyfromCanada

    GuyfromCanada Well-Known Member

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    Glacier National Park is seeking the public’s help in locating Jennifer (Jenn) Coleman.
    She is believed to have been hiking around Logan Pass on 8/30 or 8/31. Coleman is 5’6” with blond, shoulder length hair and blue eyes. She was most likely hiking in an outfit like the one pictured (left).
    If you saw Jenn Coleman in Glacier National Park, please call the Glacier National Park tip line at 406-888-7077.

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    The family of & The Glacier National Park Police are seeking the public’s assistance in locating missing Jennifer Marie Coleman, 34, of Richmond, VA.

    She left for vacation to Glacier National Park, Montana & was last heard from via text on August 30, 2021 around 11:57 a.m.

    Jennifer sent the text from Highline Trail/Logan Pass to Granite Park Chalet in Montana.

    She was to pick up her dogs from a boarding facility the following day, but never showed to get them.

    A welfare check was done at her campsite by the local sheriff’s office, where they discovered her belongings at the site.

    Her vehicle was located in the parking lot for the Highline Trail.

    Glacier officials search for missing woman
     


  2. laurammke

    laurammke New Member

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    This doesn’t sound good. I hope that she will be found safe.
     
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    GuyfromCanada Well-Known Member

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  5. GuyfromCanada

    GuyfromCanada Well-Known Member

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    Anyone familiar with the park, how is cell phone service there? Are there areas without it?
     
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  6. borndem

    borndem Anglophile & registered demwit

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    Oh, another hiker. SMH. I don't know what to think about all this hiking -- all women, seems to me.
    Prayers for all of them. Too many days, too many days...
     
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  7. YaYa_521

    YaYa_521 Every Body's Name Matters Staff Member Forum Coordinators

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    It'd be better to hear from those who have experience in the park, but according to the link below, it doesn't sound promising. I hope Jennifer is found quickly.

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    Cell and WiFi Connectivity - Glacier National Park (U.S. National Park Service)
    Cell Service

    Most visitors will find cell reception in West Glacier up to Apgar Village. There is limited coverage in St. Mary. Reception greatly diminishes as you move away from these locations when venturing further into the park. Visitors should not expect any reception in Many Glacier, Two Medicine, Logan Pass, the North Fork, Goat Haunt, or anywhere within Glacier's backcountry. Even along U.S. Hwy 2 on the southern edge of the park, there is no cell reception.
     
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    GuyfromCanada Well-Known Member

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    Yes, this doesn't sound good...
     
  9. MntnHiker

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    The Highline Trail is a popular one, but has some sections like shown in the photo at this link: Highline Loop - Hike the Highline Loop in Glacier National Park

    I have not hiked it (have not made it to Glacier yet), though when I go, I won't be hiking it because I have a fear of heights in narrow areas like shown there on that famous ledge. I am worried about her having a trip or misstep and fall at a place like that.
     
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    Updated:
    A welfare check was done at her campsite by the local sheriff’s office, where they discovered her belongings at the site.
    Her vehicle was located in the parking lot for the Highline Trail.

    Jennifer was wearing a white Garmin Fenix 6S Premium Multi-Sport GPS brand watch which is synced to her phone, which is dead.

    IMO Now I'm sad for her. Usually there are numerous people using the campsites and trails, surprising that no one saw her.
     
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    Glacier National Park officials search for missing Richmond woman

    Jennifer Marie Coleman, 34, is believed to have been hiking around Logan Pass ib Aug. 30 or Aug. 31.

    The AWARE Foundation, an organization dedicated to finding missing or endangered people, said Coleman is the daughter of the organization’s treasurer and vice president.

    The foundation said she was last heard from via text message on Aug. 30, shortly before noon.
     
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    https://www.kpax.com/news/western-montana-news/woman-reported-missing-in-glacier-national-park

    She is believed to have been hiking around Logan Pass on Aug. 30 or Aug. 31.

    Glacier National Park spokesperson Gina Kerzman says they are not sure where Coleman went hiking.

    They are encouraging the public to contact the park if they saw Coleman in hopes of narrowing down the search area.

    As of Thursday night, Glacier Park rangers along with Two Bear Air are searching for Coleman.
     
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  13. savagewoman

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    it is posted on FB for Glacier National Park. Lots of action from regular park goers and people living around there.
     
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    Glacier officials search for missing woman

    This makes it even more alarming, IMO:
    •She never showed to pick up her dogs.
    •Local LE discovered her belongings at the camp site.
    •Her vehicle was located in the parking lot.
    •She was wearing a white Garmin Fenix 6S Premium Multi-Sport GPS brand watch which is synced to her phone, which is dead.
     
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    "Jennifer had planned on checking out of the campsite the next day. The boarding facility contacted family to let them know that her dogs were not picked up at the designated time."

    Glacier National Park said in a news release on Friday: "An extended team of ground searchers will continue searching today in cooperation with Flathead County Search and Rescue, Two Bear Air Rescue, Flathead County Sherriff’s Department, and the Flathead National Forest."

    https://www.krtv.com/news/new-details-about-woman-reported-missing-in-glacier-national-park
     
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    Richmond woman who grew up in Roanoke is missing in Montana

    Jennifer Coleman was believed to be hiking Monday or Tuesday in Glacier when she was last heard from. Her car was later found at a trailhead, and her belongings were discovered undisturbed at her campsite.

    Jennifer Coleman attended high school at North Cross School and graduated from Virginia Tech before earning a law degree at the University of Richmond. Coleman’s LinkedIn profile says she is a Director of Compliance and Enforcement at the Virginia Department of Health. On-line records say Coleman’s parents live in the Hidden Valley area of Roanoke County. Her father is listed as Treasurer of the Aware Foundation of Virginia, and its Facebook page says park rangers and a helicopter are searching for Jennifer.
     
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    No cell phone service. You have to be almost out of the park for cell service. It can be spotty in one or two areas on peripheral. More places in West Glacier than East Glacier.

    Wouldn't be surprised if she fell. Every year new employees are given a lecture, on safety. And every year one gets lost, or dies. There are places in Glacier where it is easier to walk up, and walking back down, is dangerous. Slopes with loose gravel.
     
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    Need all the help we can get. Jen is my fiancé’s best friend. We are in richmond Virginia and are trying to help. She wouldn’t have left the dogs. She loves animals. I fear she is lost or injured. We just need people looking for her. The park service has done a great job but I would ask for any help that we can get.
     
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    When we were last on the phone with Jen we were talking about the navy seal make your bed graduation speech by Admiral Mcraven and the girls said they would never ring the bell. She’s a fighter please help find her I know she hasn’t quit.
     
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