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NEED YOUR HELP - Missing hiker in the Crestones

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Re: NEED YOUR HELP - Missing hiker in the Crestones

Postby Tortoise1 » Mon Sep 30, 2013 1:13 pm

The mystery of it is just maddening. How could two experienced hikers just disappear into thin air like that, at virtually the same time.

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Re: NEED YOUR HELP - Missing hiker in the Crestones

Postby IRTV » Tue Oct 01, 2013 6:40 am

Tortoise1 wrote:The mystery of it is just maddening. How could two experienced hikers just disappear into thin air like that, at virtually the same time.


As sad as this is and our thoughts go out to his family... I guess this reminds us to let people know where we think we will be hiking or climbing so SAR knows where to look. Please keep Mark and Michelle and their children, Mark's family; Brian, Leslie and Veronica and Mark's mom in our thoughts and prayers. God, please bring Mark home to his family... Custer County SAR, thank you for all you do!

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Re: NEED YOUR HELP - Missing hiker in the Crestones

Postby djkest » Tue Oct 01, 2013 8:27 am

Tortoise1 wrote:The mystery of it is just maddening. How could two experienced hikers just disappear into thin air like that, at virtually the same time.


Two hikers? I thought that only one hiker was missing in this case?
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Re: NEED YOUR HELP - Missing hiker in the Crestones

Postby highpilgrim » Tue Oct 01, 2013 8:28 am

djkest wrote:
Tortoise1 wrote:The mystery of it is just maddening. How could two experienced hikers just disappear into thin air like that, at virtually the same time.


Two hikers? I thought that only one hiker was missing in this case?


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Re: NEED YOUR HELP - Missing hiker in the Crestones

Postby WesternKS » Sun Dec 01, 2013 8:53 am

A memorial service was held yesterday in Denver for Mark Stice, who set out to climb the Crestones in mid-September
and never returned. He leaves behind a wife and two young daughters. Words cannot express the sadness.

I read once that when we lose someone the relationship with them isn't over, it just changes. The memories we created with
them and the love we had for them live on in us. I pray that as time passes his family will find strength and peace in those memories.

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Re: NEED YOUR HELP - Missing hiker in the Crestones

Postby Fisching » Sun Dec 01, 2013 12:09 pm

WesternKS wrote:A memorial service was held yesterday in Denver for Mark Stice, who set out to climb the Crestones in mid-September
and never returned. He leaves behind a wife and two young daughters. Words cannot express the sadness.

I read once that when we lose someone the relationship with them isn't over, it just changes. The memories we created with
them and the love we had for them live on in us. I pray that as time passes his family will find strength and peace in those memories.


Thank you for the updates, and I am again sorry for the loss of Mark. I sincerely hope you and Mark's family can find peace, whether it being 2 months or 20 years from now, over his passing.
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Re: NEED YOUR HELP - Missing hiker in the Crestones

Postby Hungry Jack » Mon Dec 02, 2013 9:21 pm

The thought of those two little girls losing their dad really pains me.
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