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imscotty
07-14-2017, 18:00
Just in case a Whiteblazer has seen him.....

http://www.nh1.com/news/conway-police-seek-help-finding-missing-nj-man-believed-to-be-hiking-in-nh-mountains/

CONWAY Police are looking for some help from after a middle-aged man reportedly disappeared within the White Mountain Forest. Police said Alexander "Gregory" Auriemma, 53 of Brick, New Jersey, has been reported missing. He was supposed to return to White Mountains Hostel in Conway on July 5.
Auriemma was last seen at the hostel June 24 with a large hiking backpack. He is a white male with gray hair around 5-feet, 11 inches tall and 190 pounds. Anyone who has information is urged to call the Conway Police Department at (603) 356-5715.

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eriksprince
07-15-2017, 19:47
Sharing this story in case anyone came across Greg Auriemma while they were hiking in the Whites over the past two weeks. I went from Hanover to Moosilauke around the same time and met a few dozen hikers that would have been going through there around that time. I didn't see any mention of the specific trail(s) he was taking but thought he might cross the path of some thru-hikers.

https://patch.com/new-jersey/brick/brick-man-missing-after-hike-new-hampshire-mountains-reports

egilbe
07-16-2017, 15:52
Thats a big area. No way to pair it down to what trail or mountain he was to hike?

Slo-go'en
07-16-2017, 16:23
Starting from Conway, he could have gone anywhere. No indication of what he was planning on doing or where here was planning on going. Streams have been running high since spring and rocks slippery. Since no one has stumbled upon him yet, he either wandered off a trail, fell off a ledge or got swept down a stream. Or has a new life in Argentina.

imscotty
07-16-2017, 23:47
This news report has some additional information...

http://www.masslive.com/news/index.ssf/2017/07/new_jersey_man_remains_missing.html

It appears he may have been lost along the Dry River Trail, the information does not bode well.

eblanche
07-17-2017, 15:28
More info: http://www.unionleader.com/public-safety/search-continues-for-new-jersey-man-missing-in-white-mountains-20170716

I got the link from the thread on vftt. Not a great place to be lost this time of year with the water, as mentioned above. Time to comb the dry river (anyone picturing Spaceballs combing the desert? lol)

Hope they find him..

TTT
07-17-2017, 16:51
His backpack is rather large and should sustain him for a fair amount of time and in all weather conditions

chknfngrs
07-17-2017, 17:35
Seems consistent with an accidental backcountry death. Sheesh!!

tdoczi
07-17-2017, 18:25
His backpack is rather large and should sustain him for a fair amount of time and in all weather conditions
"abandoned camp" would imply that while he may own all the gear one would need, it is mostly not currently on his person.

peakbagger
07-17-2017, 19:10
The Dry River area got nailed a few years ago by Hurricane Irene. The FS elected to spend the money available to repair the damage on other projects and eventually put in rough relocations around the worst damaged areas. Its a wilderness area and the trails are not blazed making navigation tough. Several folks have got lost in the area over the years.

Traffic Jam
07-17-2017, 19:16
Sending positive thoughts to this hiker and his family...

rickb
07-17-2017, 22:07
Seems odd how little mention of this there has been on-line and in social media -- whether on www.vftt.org or any of the WMNF or AMC sites or even local news.

Slo-go'en
07-17-2017, 23:13
Sounds like he went down the Dry River Cut off from Mizpah and then camped at the old Dry River shelter #3 site? That would be about a 4 hour hike in from 302. Abandoned campsite isn't a good sign. Did he get swept down stream while trying to get water or washing? With all the rain we've been having, I wouldn't be surprised.

imscotty
07-18-2017, 09:48
Some additional information...

http://nj1015.com/lost-new-jersey-hiker-was-alone-without-a-cell-phone/

No cell phone,
His tent found with medications in it.
A 30 mile 10 day hike planned, sounds like he had planned for more of a camping trip

kestral
07-18-2017, 16:32
My parents were " lost hikers". In 2007. It didn't end well. If anyone has seen predator type people in area or have any pictures of same, please report to the local authorities.

My best thoughts to family and for a positive outcome.

Puddlefish
07-21-2017, 10:31
http://www.wmur.com/article/body-of-missing-hiker-found-in-white-mountains/10339369

imscotty
07-21-2017, 12:40
http://www.wmur.com/article/body-of-missing-hiker-found-in-white-mountains/10339369
Sorry this had an unhappy end, but glad he was found. Thanks to the Pemigewasset Search and Rescue Team and to the AMC work crew who found him.

Trailweaver
07-21-2017, 14:50
Any further news? So sorry to read this - was hoping he was just lost or maybe hiked out & hadn't reported in yet. Another really good reason to pay attention to your fellow hikers - know a little about them, etc. Never know when it might come in handy. And give someone your hike iteniary, and sign the registers. Sympathy to his family & friends.

imscotty
07-21-2017, 15:59
No published cause of death at this point. His tent was found unoccupied.

John B
07-25-2017, 05:31
Cause of death cannot be determined.

http://www.philly.com/philly/health/environment/n-j-hikers-body-found-in-n-h-too-decomposed-to-determine-cause-of-death-20170724.html

tdoczi
07-25-2017, 06:38
Cause of death cannot be determined.

http://www.philly.com/philly/health/environment/n-j-hikers-body-found-in-n-h-too-decomposed-to-determine-cause-of-death-20170724.html

so lemme see if i got this right-

a body that was exposed to the elements for.... 2 weeks? 3? is too decomposed to determine a cause of death...

but one that was in a tent for 2 years isnt?

egilbe
07-25-2017, 06:41
so lemme see if i got this right-

a body that was exposed to the elements for.... 2 weeks? 3? is too decomposed to determine a cause of death...

but one that was in a tent for 2 years isnt?
With Largay, they had her journals and cellphone.

imscotty
07-25-2017, 08:20
That is interesting. Looks like the body was off the Dry River Trail on the way to Lake of the Clouds. I wonder how far this was from his tent.

Edit:Just found another source which indicated his body was found off of Isolation Trail.