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Trail of the lost : the relentless search to bring home the missing hikers of the Pacific Crest Trail  Cover Image Book Book

Trail of the lost : the relentless search to bring home the missing hikers of the Pacific Crest Trail / Andrea Lankford.

Lankford, Andrea, (author.).


"As a park ranger with the National Park Service's law enforcement team, Andrea Lankford led search and rescue missions in some of the most beautiful (and dangerous) landscapes across America, from Yosemite to the Grand Canyon. But though she had the support of the agency, Andrea grew frustrated with the service's bureaucratic idiosyncrasies, and left the force after twelve years. Two decades later, however, she stumbles across a mystery that pulls her right back where she left off: three young men have vanished from the Pacific Crest Trail, the 2,650-mile trek made famous by Cheryl Strayed's Wild, and no one has been able to find them. It's bugging the hell out of her. Andrea's concern soon leads her to a wild environment unlike any she's ever encountered: missing person Facebook groups. Andrea launches an investigation, joining forces with an eclectic team of amateurs who are determined to solve the cases by land and by screen: a mother of the missing, a retired pharmacy manager, and a mapmaker who monitors terrorist activity for the government. Together, they track the activities of kidnappers and murderers, investigate a cult, rescue a psychic in peril, cross paths with an unconventional scientist, and reunite an international fugitive with his family. Searching for the missing is a brutal psychological and physical test with the highest stakes, but eventually their hardships begin to bear strange fruits--ones that lead them to places and people they never saw coming"--Dust jacket flap.

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  • ISBN: 9780306831959
  • ISBN: 0306831953
  • Physical Description: xviii, 327 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color), maps ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Hachette Books, 2023.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 325-327).
Formatted Contents Note:
Author's note -- Maps -- Introduction -- Part one: Points last seen. An antidote to the ills of civilization -- Without compass : the case of Chris Sylvia -- The things they carry -- Border fever : the case of Kris Fowler -- Lucky Dave : the case of David O'Sullivan -- Dots on a map -- Part two: Search and investigate. Welcome to the club -- The man in Brazil -- The volunteer -- Hiker box -- Search planning -- Exposed -- By land and by screen -- Part three: Fact and theory. Predator -- Cult farmers -- Weird science -- Fracture -- Blue eyes at the yellow deli -- Signs -- Fire -- The king of trail trolls -- Part four: Witness and clue. Greenwater -- Voluntary -- Unis testis -- Smoke and feathers -- Magical thinking -- The bone finders -- From the mud -- Accept, learn, let go -- Afterword.
Subject: Missing persons > Investigation > Pacific Crest Trail.
Missing persons > Pacific Crest Trail.
Hikers > Pacific Crest Trail.
Hiking > Pacific Crest Trail.
Pacific Crest Trail.
Lankford, Andrea.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Covington Branch 363.2336 L289t 2023 (Text) 33126025802665 New Adult Nonfiction Checked out 12/26/2023
Wm. E. Durr Branch 363.2336 L289t 2023 (Text) 33126025802723 New Adult Nonfiction Checked out 12/18/2023

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