Search teams are looking for Brian Joseph Perri, 38, of Fort Collins, who was last known to be hiking in Rocky Mountain National Park last weekend.
Perri sent a photo of himself near Mount Meeker to a friend on Saturday, June 30, and hasn’t been heard from since, according to park authorities. Fort Collins Police notified park rangers that he could be missing on Thursday, and rangers found his car at the Sandbeach Lake Trailhead.
An air ambulance searched the summit of Mount Meeker on Thursday evening, and a search and rescue team is on the ground this morning. They’re focusing on Mount Meeker’s summit and surrounding ridges.
Perri was believed to be day-hiking to the summit of Meeker. He was wearing a tan full brim hat, sunglasses and a red backpack. He had “minimal equipment” — no known tent or camping equipment — though he had a yellow rain jacket and a yellow-orange puffy jacket.
Perri is 5-foot-9 and weighs 160 pounds. Park rangers would like to hear from anyone who has been in the Mount Meeker area since last Saturday, especially if you’ve seen abandoned gear or other clues.
You can call 970-586-1204.