Los Angeles Hiker Missing In Joshua Tree National Park
By The Big Magazine Staff
A Los Angeles man Trammell Evans is missing after hiking in Joshua Tree National Park late last month, officials said. The Joshua Tree Search and Rescue team (JOSAR) continues to search for missing hiker.
The 25-year-old was dropped off at Black Rock Campground on April 30 and was supposed to be picked up on May 5, but he never showed up.
Evans had planned to hike from Black Rock to Geology Tour Road, then back to Black Rock via the California Riding and Hiking Trail, park officials said in a news release.
Evans is described as an athletic and experienced long-distance hiker that is familiar with Joshua Tree National Park.
Evans did not register for a backcountry use permit. Rangers have contacted all 55 people that had backcountry permits in that location. His last known place of residence was Los Angeles, CA, but he moves frequently.
The search for Trammell Evans is ongoing. The JOSAR team is comprised of highly trained trackers, searchers, and climbers who are all familiar with the high desert. In addition to JOSAR, Joshua Tree is currently working with the Bureau of Land Management and California Highway Patrol Helicopter.
Park rangers are asking anyone who may have seen or talked to Trammell Evans to please submit a tip:
Call or text the NPS-wide Tip Line 888-653-0009 or call 909-383-5652
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