Provo man missing in Uintas
September 11, 2015
A 77-year-old Provo man has been missing in the Uinta Mountains since Thursday, according to the Summit County Sheriff’s Office.
Christian Herrera was reported missing at around 9 p.m. Thursday night after he failed to return to his campsite in the Henrys Fork campground. Herrera was last seen at 2 p.m. that day one mile north of the Gunsight Trailhead, according to a press release from the Sheriff’s Office.
About 30 people, including Summit County Search and Rescue, and crews from Uinta, Wyoming and Duchesne counties are assisting in the search.
The release says Herrera and another person were reportedly horseback riding in the direction of Kings Peak earlier in the day. At some point during the ride, Herrera left his horse to hike further up the trail to take pictures. He did not return.
Herrera is described as being five feet, eight inches tall, 150 pounds and with gray hair and a short beard. He was last seen wearing his prescription sunglasses, a dark green windbreaker, khaki pants, a tan cap and hiking boots. He had two Black Diamond trekking poles.