Park County Search and Rescue is conducting a search for a man named Michael Blair from the Alma, Colorado area. He was last seen on February 2nd and reported missing on February 6th.
According to Denver7, the operation is being treated as a recovery. This is likely due to the extremely dangerous weather that has rolled through the area since Blair went missing and how this could make survival in the backcountry difficult. Included in their report was the detail that Blair had not told anyone he was planning to hike or climb prior to his disappearance. This has likely made clues that could be used to find him sparse.
The search and rescue team is asking individuals not to search on their own given the extremely dangerous conditions present around high-altitude spots in the area.
Alma, Colorado is often called the “highest incorporated town” in America, resting at an altitude of 10,578 feet. Multiple feet of snow have fallen in the area in recent days.
If you have details about this search or would like to assist, please reach out to Park County Search and Rescue at 719-888-4816. Check their Facebook page for potential updates.
If you’re entering the backcountry, try to never go alone. Always let someone know where you’re headed and when you’re expected to be back.
Editor’s Note: Help fund search and rescue missions across Colorado by purchasing a CORSAR card at ihelpsearch.org. This is not an insurance card. By purchasing a card, you are helping reimburse teams for costs incurred in providing help to lost and injured hikers, climbers, mountain bikers, hunters, ATV riders, skiers, snowboarders, and more.
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