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#69984 - 10/30/09 04:13 AM Re: Older Hiker [Re: snaps10]
MooseTracks Offline
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Registered: 08/15/06
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Daniel, I'll be in town this morning. Give me a call. Are y'all at the Hostel?
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#69986 - 10/30/09 06:34 AM Re: Older Hiker [Re: Doug Sr]
Donna Rice Offline
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Registered: 10/30/09
Posts: 1
Loc: Delavan, Wisconsin
Jeanne and Children,
I thank Michelle for sending me this information. My prayers are with you and your families and, of course, with Wade.
Love, Donna
Kids, I was your mom's college roommate.

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#69988 - 10/30/09 07:18 AM Re: Older Hiker [Re: Doug Sr]
DLBrunette Offline
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Registered: 10/29/09
Posts: 2
Loc: Oak Creek, WI
Wade is my brother I am not skilled in climbing mountains yet at home on ice and snow. I feel I should be doing more than waiting for updates. Wade climbed higher than most and now only the pros can help him. I know this yet the feeling of helplessness is not native to my blood.

As family and friends await any news know that our prayers are with you as you search for my brother. Thank you.


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#69989 - 10/30/09 07:54 AM Re: Wade Brunette [Re: DLBrunette]
Wayne Offline
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Registered: 01/12/03
Posts: 715
Loc: Charlotte, NC
I just returned from a three-week trip into the Canadian Rockies--the Switzerland of North America; and this I can attest to and then some. But I have come back to this Board to discover the situation with Wade and his family.


My heart and prayers are with the Brunettes.


Since the various write-ups describe Wade as an experienced hiker, I checked the Web and discovered a wonderful article written about Wade last year. Wade summited the third highest and most technical peak in the Olympics in August 2008.


Here is his summit photo:






It is a bit blurry and distant.


Here is another one of him at his base camp:





The entire write-up is on "Mike's Hikes" website: http://mikeshikes.blogspot.com/2008/08/mount-constance-lake-constance.html .

We all hope Wade's experience comes through and he makes it out ok.

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#69990 - 10/30/09 09:15 AM Re: Wade Brunette [Re: Wayne]
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Registered: 06/05/09
Posts: 325
Loc: Arrowbear Lake California
Wayne;

Thank you so much for posting the great pictures of Wade out enjoying the mountains. and I love having a face to go with the prayers.

Its great to see his family members here too. Have you guys talked with Jeanne (Wades wife)to see if there is anything we can help with?

I know the Moosie is in town along with quite a few of the gang. Please let us know.
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#69992 - 10/30/09 10:23 AM Re: Wade Brunette [Re: Mountain Ginger]
MichelleG Offline
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Registered: 10/30/09
Posts: 3
Loc: Seattle, WA
I'm Wade's daughter and I'm in Lone Pine with my mom. I've realized there are a lot of family and friends who want to know what's going on and I'm working on setting up a blog to post updates.

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#69994 - 10/30/09 10:50 AM Re: Wade Brunette [Re: MichelleG]
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Michelle, posting your notes here in this forum would work just fine!
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#69995 - 10/30/09 10:52 AM Re: Wade Brunette [Re: MichelleG]
athansen Offline
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Registered: 10/29/09
Posts: 3
Loc: United States
Brunette Family,
Just want you to know that a number of us who know Wade believe that he has the stamina and determination to hold out this long and longer if he is not seriously injured. He has the right kind of good old-fashioned stubbornness to show us all how to survive beyond the odds. I've been to the summit of Mt. Rainier, hiked to Camp Muir a dozen times in good & bad weather, and once we holed up in a tent for 16 hours on Mt. Baker during a storm, so I speak from a little experience. I just hope those helicopters are able to get up flying today - it's a huge area to cover. We are praying and many who don't even know Wade are praying along with us all... God bless those awesome SARS. Love & strength to you and Jeanne.
Tanya H (Aaron's wife)

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#69996 - 10/30/09 10:57 AM Re: Wade Brunette [Re: Wayne]
athansen Offline
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Registered: 10/29/09
Posts: 3
Loc: United States
FYI - Big thank you's go out to Wade's friend Mike who took these photos and also sent a good close up of Wade which were forwarded yesterday to the Parks rep via email for their use in finding him...

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#69997 - 10/30/09 10:59 AM Re: Wade Brunette [Re: athansen]
blaze_whitney Offline
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Registered: 05/22/03
Posts: 59
Loc: Lone Pine, CA
Military Helicopter is just going up for the second time this morning.

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#69998 - 10/30/09 11:11 AM Re: Wade Brunette [Re: blaze_whitney]
summit scott Offline
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Registered: 10/17/05
Posts: 68
Loc: in the OC and out of my mind
I just want to let Wade's family know that there a whole bunch of people who have not yet posted, but are following this story, praying for Wade and for you.
My prayers, thoughts, and all the positive energy I have are going out to you, Wade, the SAR folks, and anybody from this community that has ponied up to help. Bless you all.

If you need something, just give a holler. Many folks will step up.

Calm winds for the pilots, strong legs for those on the ground!

Scott Allen


Edited by summit scott (10/30/09 11:12 AM)

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#69999 - 10/30/09 11:12 AM Re: Wade Brunette [Re: Wayne]
Richard P. Offline
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Registered: 06/26/03
Posts: 4839
Loc: Ridgecrest, CA
Wayne, thanks for the post of the photo. Wade was wearing this same outfit on Sunday.

I'm up at the Portal and am happy to report that the winds finally dropped off in the middle of the night...temps are also much warmer than in the past few days.....

Here's hoping today is the day for a safe return...

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#70000 - 10/30/09 11:22 AM Re: Wade Brunette [Re: Richard P.]
MichelleG Offline
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Registered: 10/30/09
Posts: 3
Loc: Seattle, WA
I've created a blog to post updates, and I'll be adding more media links, pictures, etc. soon.

Searching for Wade

If anyone has solid information to add, let me know (maybe comment on the posts in the blog?). I'm trying to figure out how to manage the information.

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#70002 - 10/30/09 12:27 PM Re: Wade Brunette [Re: MichelleG]
Tracie B Offline
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Registered: 10/11/07
Posts: 783
Loc: Behind the Orange Curtain, Cal...
Prayers sent for Wade's safe return.

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#70005 - 10/30/09 01:36 PM Re: Wade Brunette [Re: MichelleG]
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The Web Cam picked up the Chinook near the summit at 12:07 today:


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#70006 - 10/30/09 01:43 PM Re: Wade Brunette [Re: ]
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Registered: 07/23/09
Posts: 196
Loc: Lexington, KY
Good Catch Steve, at least we know that they are up and flying.
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#70007 - 10/30/09 01:48 PM Re: Wade Brunette [Re: Doug Sr]
DanceswithScree Offline
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Registered: 08/18/09
Posts: 48
Loc: HB, USA
Been following the board and this is my first time posting and want to forward all my prayers for Wade's safe return. I am astounded and deeply touched at the support of everyone associated with this website. All that I can hope is sometime soon Wade is with his family eating to his heart's content giving hugs to everyone.

Many Mahalo's To Everyone,

K

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#70008 - 10/30/09 01:51 PM Re: Wade Brunette [Re: ]
DocRodneydog Offline
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Registered: 01/13/07
Posts: 612
Loc: Santa Clarita
That is an awesome close up pic of the Chinook Steve.To the family of Wade and all the SAR team members, many prayers for everyones safety and good outcome.


Edited by DocRodneydog (10/30/09 02:25 PM)

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#70009 - 10/30/09 02:01 PM Re: Wade Brunette [Re: Doug Sr]
kathrynb Offline
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Registered: 10/29/09
Posts: 2
Loc: australia
My other sister Julie are flying from Indonesia and Australia to join my mom and sister Michelle Lone Pine tomorrow. Again I'd like to thank everyone involved in the rescue effort. Here's a close up of his face if that helps.

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#70011 - 10/30/09 04:22 PM Re: Wade Brunette [Re: kathrynb]
oldbob Offline
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Registered: 03/03/08
Posts: 125
Loc: kota kinabalu saba malaysia
Via Con Dios Amigo

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