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Missing hiker had climbed Mt. Whitney before, authorities say
Missing hiker had climbed Mt. Whitney before, authorities say

The 60-year-old man who went missing during a descent from Mt. Whitney had hiked the area five times before, the Inyo County Sheriff's Office said Wednesday.  John Likely of Dumont, N.J., never appeared off the Mt. Whitney Trail after two friends waited for him below at the Outpost Camp. The trio hiked together for nearly 30 years and frequented Mt. Whitney, Inyo County sheriff's spokeswoman Carma Roper said in an email Wednesday.  Likely was last seen wearing a red San Francisco 49ers baseball cap, a black jacket, dark-colored shorts and a small backpack. He has gray hair and no facial hair, a news release said.  Wednesday marks the fourth day of the search...

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