Search continues for Asheville man in Shining Rock Wilderness, visitors urged to stay away
>>> The search for an Asheville man, not seen for nearly a week, continued the morning of Oct. 18 in the Shining Rock Wilderness and Black Balsam Knob area of Pisgah National Forest.
Chad Seger, 27, was last heard from Oct. 12 when he spoke briefly with a family member by phone but has not been in contact since, said Allison Richmond, spokeswoman for the Haywood County Emergency Management Team.
I'm guessing something bad has happened to him. I've roamed that area most of my life, it's not far from where I live. There is nowhere in that whole area that I can't go downhill and walk out to a road in half a day.
>>>On Monday, officials said over a dozen search teams with more than 80 members left the command post at around 9 a.m. to resume the search.
"In addition to the regional teams that joined the search yesterday, today teams from Alabama and Georgia joined the search," according to the release. "Today's efforts will focus on detailed searches of areas within 100 meters of trails and off-trail areas throughout the Shining Rock Wilderness Area. K9 teams are again joining ground searchers."
The Incident Management Team is asking people to avoid the area and to make alternative plans to help keep the area clear for search efforts.
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After listening to the sister and wife (I know what you're thinking Mudwall) I'm am wondering if there is some mental issues involved.
On the other hand the women hiker in Zion NP was found after 12 days... full details aren't provided on her sabbatical.
came across this while surfing...
I think the tree line is somewhere around 3000'
We climbed in August and were met with snow at the summit
Mount Katahdin sees multiple fatal accidents in only a week's time
I hate to hear about this. I've ton a good bit of fishing, hiking, and backpacking in Shining Rock.
I saw a Facebook post regarding this from his sister, I believe. I hope they find him alive and well, but it's not looking good.
Body of missing Haywood Co. hiker Chad Seger found
>>>HAYWOOD CO., NC (WSPA) – Officials in Haywood County said the body of a missing hiker was found Tuesday afternoon in the Shining Rock Wilderness Area of the Pisgah National Forest.
According to Haywood County Emergency Management, the body of 27-year-old Chad Seger was found in an off-trail area near the Art Loeb Trail.
Searchers found gear nearby which Seger was believed to have with him, officials said.
There's no word yet on what caused Seger's death.