Tip sheds new light on missing man Micah Tice’s whereabouts near Longs Peak

Searchers in Jim's Grove Area on Nov. 29, 2018.
Courtesy / Rocky Mountain National Park

Missing man Micah Tice’s whereabouts were unknown until search and rescue received a tip Thursday from park visitors who had hiked with Tice.

The visitors told Rocky Mountain National Park Search and Rescue Team members they were in the Longs Peak area on Saturday, Nov. 24, one day after Tice was last heard from. His car was found Monday at the Longs Peak Trailhead parking lot.

The visitors said they spoke and hiked with Tice for about 20 minutes. They said he was wearing a black sweatshirt, black sweatpants, a black hat, black lightweight gloves, tennis shoes and a light blue backpack. Tice had indicated to them he had started from the Longs Peak Trailhead at 6:30 a.m. Saturday.

Micah Tice

They last saw Tice in the vicinity of the Battle Mountain area, between 7:30 to 8 a.m. on Saturday, as visibility and weather conditions continued to deteriorate, according to officials.

Search and rescue team members continued Thursday to search the Longs Peak area, in and around the Longs Peak Trail, East Longs Peak Trail, Granite Pass and Jim’s Grove area. Search teams were also in the Boulder Brook Trail area and the Storm Pass area.

Due to extremely high winds again, searchers focused their efforts below 12,000 feet and there were no air operations.

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