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Missing CA - Jin Chung, missing hiker on Mount Baldy, Angeles NF; Jan 2023

Cabin Fever

This is NUTS. Yes, another hiker missing on Mount Baldy, in the same area as Julian Sands. Baldy Bowl, I guess. After all the warnings not to hike, the everywhere-in-the-media article about Julian Sands, electronic signs along the interstate, series of storms, with wind, snow, rain, ice, and yet another hiker goes missing?



Article with photo today. IMO the red jacket he’s wearing belongs to SAR (it’s super robust. If those are JC’s poles, he’s likely done quite a few hikes (not a novice), since that Black Diamond model has been around quite a while (since discontinued). I really wish we could find out how he kept himself alive for 2 nights.