Found Deceased UT - Eric Robinson, 63, Uinta Mountains, 7 Aug 2011

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The Duchesne County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a man who has gone missing on what was to be a 100-mile hike.

Eric Robinson, a 63-year-old Australian, was hiking the 100-mile High Line trail through the Uinta Mountains, the sheriff’s office said in a press release.

He began his hike July 28 from Duchesne and was expected to arrive Sunday at the High Line trail head near Mirror Lake. The sheriff’s office said he is carrying a red pack.

MISSING AUSTRALIAN HIKER, UTAH
 

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Eric Robinson is five days overdue. His wife, who recently arrived in Utah from Melbourne, says his plans were to hike in the Uintas for 10 days and then return on Sunday. That didn't happen, and no one has heard from him. She says it's not like him to just disappear.

Marilyn Koolstra says her husband came to Utah to visit friends he met while hiking the Highline Trail six years ago. He was supposed to fly to Vancouver Island two days ago.
 

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I just did a search for a description of the trail and what wildlife (mountain lion came to mind) he might encounter, and found a detailed description of a solo Highline Trail Trip in a blog. No lions, but the writer who took this trip in July of last year does mention moose and black bear. And 13,000 ft elevation, which is rugged. At that elevation it takes me half an hour to tie my hiking boots! I hope they find him, and wonder what happened with the friends.
 

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Search continues for missing Australian hiker in Utah mountains

A SEARCH is continuing for Australian hiker Eric Robinson - who is six days overdue from a hike on the 125km long Highline Trail in Utah's Uinta mountain range.

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/wo...n-utah-mountains/story-e6frf7lf-1226114700712



Australian hiker Eric Robinson missing in Utah

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"Whilst he's now six days overdue, it's really been two weeks since there's been anything. Needless to say we're very concerned now."

The Duchesne County Sheriff's Office has been searching the area for the past four days, using horses, a helicopter and a volunteer force of hikers, the KSL.com website reported.

More: http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/ne...-missing-in-utah/story-e6freuz9-1226114703035
 

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Search called off for lost hiker

After searching in the High Uintas for two weeks, the Duchesne County Sheriff's Office concluded its search on Monday for missing hiker Eric Robinson.

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The Duchesne Sheriff's Office released a statement Monday saying "The Sheriff's office would encourage volunteer efforts to continue, but, at this time, will not be able to commit further resources to the search."

More: http://www.parkrecord.com/ci_18741575
 

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NamUs - https://www.findthemissing.org/en/cases/13734/2/

Utah Public Safety - http://publicsafety.utah.gov/bci/UTAHmissingpersons.html


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Recovery of missing hiker's remains provides peace, answers for Australian family

https://www.ksl.com/?sid=41221928&nid=148&title=recovery-of-missing-hikers-remains-provides-peace-answers-for-australian-family

Marilyn Koolstra awoke to the sound of her phone ringing at about 5:20 a.m. on Saturday morning.

“When you get woken by the phone, it’s something of a shock,” Koolstra said. The voice on the other end of the line sounded familiar, though she hadn’t heard it in years. It was Duchesne County Sheriff David Boren.

He informed her of the discovery, explaining where and how her husband’s remains had been discovered.

“The location and the information that I have has brought a lot of peace of mind to the family and myself,” Koolstra said.

Others though are left to puzzle over why it took five years to solve the mystery.

“I think a lot of people are going to say ‘how could no one have found it?’ Or maybe people will want to blame search and rescue,” Dan Ransom said. He dismissed the idea that more could have been done to find Robinson. “There’s a reason it took five years.”

In the week since the discovery, Koolstra had a chance to speak with the Judd family.

“That’s such a respectful, caring family who had the same kinds of passions and appreciation of the wilderness and remote places,” Koolstra said.

She also shared similar sentiments for the sheriff’s deputies who kept hope alive for five long years.

“I can only express my gratitude to them for everything that they have done. The way that they have conducted themselves and the way they have responded and kept me informed, I’d just like to say thank you.”
 
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