The wife of a Huntington Beach man found dead after going on a hike in the Inyo National Forest is pregnant with their first child, according to a fundraising page launched Friday.
The remains of Alan Stringer, 40, were found on a glacier in the eastern Sierra Nevada beneath Mount Darwin at about 2:30 p.m. Thursday, the Inyo County Sheriff’s Office said.
He was reported missing Monday evening after he went for a hike Sunday and never returned.
“A good friend of ours tragically lost her husband this week, and she is 37 weeks pregnant with their first baby,” according to a GoFundMe page for Stringer’s family.
The page, which has been verified by the organization, says donations will go toward funeral and childcare costs for the family.
“We are heartbroken, and we just want to help his wife, family and unborn baby girl,” the page reads.
It had raised more than $5,800 as of Friday night.
The page also describes Stringer as ”an avid hiker who loved the outdoors” and states he often would go on treks alone. Authorities also described him as an experienced hiker but said he had equipment for only one day when he left.
In the days after he disappeared, authorities found his vehicle at North Lake. Overnight temperatures have dropped below freezing there in recent days. Trails start at about 9,500 feet elevation.