[UPDATE] Trail Angel Contacts Authorities About Missing Hiker
On September 2, a Wisconsin woman known as Meg dropped off a resupply pack with a Lost Coast Petrolia trail angel—a person who helps hikers often by storing food at set points along their trail. Meg is now over a week late picking up her pack. The worried trail angel contacted authorities.
Meg is described as
- 110 pounds
- short, wavy brown hair
- brown eyes
She may be driving a light green, late model hatchback.
Her plans were to spend the night of September 2 in Shelter Cove and then walk north to the Mattole over the next few days.
At this time she has not made contact with anyone in the area nor has a vehicle matching the description been seen.
If you have any information, please contact the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office at (707) 445-7251. Or, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
UPDATE 6:40 p.m. Wednesday: We spoke to search personnel. They told us that local fire department personnel have gone to the trailheads of Black Sands beach and mouth of Mattole to look for a vehicle that might belong to the missing woman. BLM personnel have gone to all the trailheads of the King Range. Nothing was found.
Search personnel spent several days searching the road systems of the King Range. A CHP helicopter searched roads in the area for her or her vehicle. Nothing.
Search personnel tell me they have interviewed about 15 Lost Coast hikers that have not seen anyone matching the missing woman’s description.