October 5, 2023

A California man who went lacking on a Sierra Nevada backpacking journey was discovered lifeless, apparently having fallen on a rocky slope.

Stephen Bloor, 57, of Santa Ana, was reported lacking by his spouse, who grew to become involved when his GPS monitoring machine remained in a single place for hours, the Mono County sheriff’s workplace stated.

Bloor had set out on the morning of Friday, Aug. 18, from Devils Postpile, close to Mammoth Lakes, on what was supposed to be a solo hike to the Lake Tahoe space, about 180 miles.

He reportedly informed different hikers on the John Muir Path that he deliberate to spend the primary evening at Garnet Lake, a 10-mile hike from Devils Postpile — however in his final contact along with his spouse, round 6 p.m., he had apparently left the principle path and was close to Iceberg Lake, at 10,000 ft elevation and three miles southwest of Garnet.

A report from the Mono County sheriff’s workplace stated his spouse was unable to succeed in him by telephone or by his satellite tv for pc communication machine after that, and the placement transmitted by the machine was not transferring. She known as the sheriff to report him lacking.

Searchers from the Madera and Mono county sheriff’s places of work, aided by a California Freeway Patrol helicopter, discovered the hiker on the night of Saturday, Aug. 19, on a steep boulder discipline close to Iceberg Lake. He had died, apparently from accidents suffered in a fall.

Due to the hazard offered by the climate related to Tropical Storm Hilary, the restoration operation was postponed. The physique was flown out on Tuesday, Aug. 22, the Madera County sheriff’s workplace reported.