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Hog On Ice
2011-07-03, 06:13
http://wvgazette.com/News/201107011126

one interesting part is that he is from Standardsville VA - I live about 5 miles from Standardsville and the Cranberry is one of my favorite areas

woodsy
2011-07-03, 08:18
30 days overdue, not looking good.

Russell
2011-07-03, 08:25
Here's the local paper:

http://www.pocahontastimes.com/news/story/virginia-man-missing-in-cranberry-wilderness/204650

woodsy
2011-07-03, 09:22
Sounds like some tough territory.

Hog On Ice
2011-07-03, 09:33
its a great place for bushwhacking - lots of old RR beds left over from the logging days

personally I suspect he got drowned - the streams can rise easy and the water is fast - enough so that a single person could easily have serious problems trying to cross them

Lugnut
2011-07-03, 14:08
Article also stated he liked caving. He could have found an interesting hole, crawled in and got stuck.

Rockhound
2011-07-03, 14:46
He could have found an interesting hole, crawled in and got stuck.

been there, done that.

woodsy
2011-07-03, 15:48
So thats why the the experts say to tell someone when to expect you back from the wilderness.
Hmm, maybe better start doing that.

Superman
2011-07-03, 15:55
Article also stated he liked caving. He could have found an interesting hole, crawled in and got stuck.

Or...he could have sat down with a snicker bar and had a heart attack. Or it could have been anything until he's found and it's determined what happened to the guy.

Hollowdweller
2011-07-08, 13:17
Hard to say.

I've hiked on N/S trail lots and this time of year vegetation is high. You could be right by the trail and not seen.

I can't imagine that he's lost except in a cave and there's not a huge amount of caves there.

My guess would be either some sort of heart attack or health problem or he slipped and hit his head.

OR for some reason he felt the need to dissapear and isn't even in Cranberry.