BOISE, Idaho — Search and rescue crews were out overnight scouring trails off of Bogus Basin Road searching for a missing hiker.
The 27-year-old man set out to hike Dry Creek Trail alone on Saturday and no one has seen or heard from him since.
His beige Toyota Camry was found about four miles up Bogus Basin Road, which is now covered in snow. That's the last definitive spot crews can place the man.
Three days have now passed since anyone has seen or heard from the hiker.
A command center for search and rescue crews has been set up about five miles up Bogus Basin Road.
The search effort has grown thanks to the community and assistance from the military.
Aside from about 20 people from Idaho Mountain Search and Rescue, K-9s and sheriff deputies, a volunteer with a snowcat has joined the search. We’re told that vehicle is very useful in this search.
Another volunteer with a snowmobile is out looking and the military deployed a civilian rescue helicopter for aerial support.
Accessibility to trails, cold weather and snow continue to be pose challenges.
“The new snow is also a challenge in that anything that might provide us a sign, clues, anything like that would be buried or obscured, especially for our aerial searches,” said Gregg Rettschlag, search manager, Idaho Mountain Search and Rescue, “snow is going to obscure a lot of the type of clues we are looking for.”
This has been an around-the-clock effort since the search began Monday afternoon.
A crew on foot was out overnight from midnight until 8:30 Tuesday morning and other crews picked it up from there.
We will continue to bring you any updates and new information as it comes in.