Family appreciates all support and assistance but wants to make sure that people stay safe and comfortable.
This is backcountry. Terrain is very thick deep woods. Difficult for people in good shape with adequate clothing and footwear.
Weather is cold and rainy. Please have raingear and boots, as well as warm layers and personal supplies.
This is a shoulder-to-shoulder ground search. There is no cell phone service. No support services or gas stations within 20 miles. If you come out, please be adequately prepared.
No one should venture out independently. You MUST sign in, check in and out, and be with a team at all times.
Searchers are following behind dogs and the area must be kept clear. Please do not go into the campground, park anywhere or walk around. We are doing our best to be respectful of campers in the area.
Granite Creek is at Mile 63 on the Seward Highway, south of Johnson Pass, and well-marked. There is a modest command post staged in a gravel pit a few hundred yards south of the campground entrance. There is food, water and shelter available from support vehicles.
DO NOT BRING DOGS AND YOUNG CHILDREN.
Communication is difficult. ALWAYS CONTACT THE STATE TROOPERS IF YOU MIGHT HAVE ANY INFORMATION.