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Re: [pct-l] Accident near lone pine

Brick Robbins wrote:

> I just got off the phone from the PCTA, and was given these details about the accident this weekend. The details came from the Lone Pine Sherriff's office.
> The victim was John Lowder from La Mesa (near San Diego) CA. He was through hiking California.
> His body was found on 5 June west of Lone Pine in Cottonwood Lakes basin, below New Army Pass (just off the uppler left corner of map G13) just above High Lake. This is about 1.5 miles east of the PCT, about 6 trail miles south of the Mt Whitney area. He was traveling alone at the time of the accident, and they think it happened between the 3rd and the 5th of June.
> It looked like he slipped down an icy chute, and was found about 80 feet below the trail with signs of massive head injuries. They said there was no ice axe found with the body.
> No other information was available.
> My condolences to all who knew him.

Further information may be had by reading Charlotte's journal at:


Jeff E

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