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Hiker still missing in Indian Peaks

Sky-Hi News staff report
Grand County CO Colorado
Grand County Search and RescueGrand County Search and Rescue members get briefed by the helicopter pilot before leaving for a mission.

Grand County Search and Rescue members left Wednesday morning with 16-member crew and two search dogs to continue the search for Patricia Wallace, the 74-year-old woman who has been missing in the Indian Peaks Wilderness since July 3.

A private helicopter flew rescuers into the wilderness area, and the crew was scheduled to hike out on Thursday afternoon.

As of Thursday afternoon, Wallace no solid clues about Wallace’s whereabouts had been found, according to GCSAR spokesman Greg Foley.

Wallace of Lafayette, who officials report is likely suffering from early stages of dementia, separated from her group to take a different route on the lower part of the Buchanan Pass Trail in Indian Peaks Wilderness on the Boulder side of the Continental Divide.

Wallace was last spotted by hikers near the top of Buchanan Pass around 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 3, heading away from the trailhead where she was supposed to meet her friends.

Buchanan Pass is about 9 miles east of Monarch Lake in the Indian Peaks Wilderness.

The Grand County Search and Rescue command headquarters is located at Monarch Lake close to one of the west entrances of the Indian Peaks Wilderness.

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