Monday, November 9, 2009

Inyo County SAR Website

I've just been looking online, and the Inyo County SAR has a website where you can read more about what they do and who they are. They also have an online donation form which allows you to dedicate your donation as a memorial.

Inyo County SAR

More information about SAR is available on the Mountain Rescue Association website, including information on the other SAR teams involved in the search for Wade.

Memorial Service Details

A memorial service will be held for Wade on November 22nd, 2009 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm at the Driftwood Key Club, 37608 Vista Key Drive, Hansville WA 98340.

A google map and directions are available at the following link: Driftwood Key Club

For ferry times consult the Washington State Ferry website

All are welcome attend, but we understand that Wade and his family are in the thoughts and prayers of those who are unable to come.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

What Happened?

We'll never know exactly what happened or why. The SAR team with search dogs found Wade on the eastern slope of Mt. Whitney, where he had fallen from a great height, probably on the Sunday that he set out. It seems that after he left his pack, he climbed back to up to the ridge in an attempt to come back down the route he had come up. The end was quick, and Wade didn't suffer.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Donations in Memory of Wade

Donations in memory of Wade may be made in support of the Mount Whitney Search and Rescue teams that spent so many hours and showed so much heartfelt concern for us. The funds will go toward equipment and training for the volunteers to assist in future search and rescue operations.

Checks may be made out to Inyo County SAR and sent to:

Inyo County SAR
P.O. Box 982
Bishop, CA 93515

Please note: In memory of Wade.


We're planning a memorial for Wade in the afternoon on Sunday, November 22nd at the Driftwood Key clubhouse in Hansville, WA. We'll post more details later.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Thank You

We want to say thank you to all the SAR teams for everything they've done for us, especially Micah and Terry, who have been great. We'd also like to thank everyone who's shown us support over the past few days.

Jeanne is still not up to taking calls from anyone except immediate family, but we really appreciate all the e-mails and comments on this blog.