SAN FRANCISCO — Rescue teams were back in the mountains Sunday resuming separate searches for two hikers missing in California's Sierra Nevada.
More ground crews were called in and two more helicopters, including a California Highway Patrol helicopter, joined the search for Larry Conn of Pacific Palisades.
The 53-year-old departed on a three-day backpacking trip in Inyo National Forest on Oct. 19 and never emerged from the wilderness.
Conn had planned on hiking through a rugged wilderness area in the mountains of the eastern Sierra, not far from the tiny town of Independence, officials said.
His planned trip included a climb over the Taboose Pass, a trail described as "strenuous" and requiring a climb of more than 6,000 feet, according to the parks service website.