Search continues for 74-year-old hiker missing in Indian Peaks Wilderness |

Search continues for 74-year-old hiker missing in Indian Peaks Wilderness

Reid Tulley
Grand County, CO Colorado

Grand County Search and Rescue and Rocky Mountain Rescue Group out of Boulder continued the search Tuesday for Patricia Wallace, the 74-year-old woman who has now been missing since July 3.

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 from the Boulder side last Tuesday, and has now been missing for seven days.

The search crew now consists of 16 people and two dogs who are scheduled to be taken into the search area by helicopter on Wednesday morning.

NOAA forecasters predict a 10 to 30 percent chance of thunderstorms for the rest of the week, which may deter the search for the woman.

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.

– Reid Tulley can be reached at 970-887-3334 ext. 19610

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