Missing Englewood hiker is former Summit resident | SummitDaily.com

Missing Englewood hiker is former Summit resident

Special to the DailyFrank Stanley

The Park County Sheriff’s office is searching for a 44-year-old Englewood hiker who has been missing since July 25 near Bison Peak.Frank Stanley’s blue Jeep was found at the Lost Park trail head, said Park County Sheriff Fred Wegener. The search began Thursday night. There are four teams, including one canine unit.The teams started Friday morning at the trailhead and work their way toward Bison Peak, in the Pike National Forest.The ranger districts in Pike National Forest were unaware there was a missing hiker, said Barb Timock, public affairs officer for Pike, Pike & San Isabel National Forests, Cimarron & Comanche National Grasslands.It is not unusual to have a car parked in an area for several days, as people take longer trips in the region, Timock said.”We don’t have a schedule of when an area is patrolled,” she said. “If employees are out in an area, will check on a campground or public use area.”There are sign-in sheets available at the trailheads, but they are used to help monitor how heavily an area is used, not when people are coming in and out, she said.Stanley is a former Summit County resident. Currently, he’s a teacher at Ricks Center for Gifted Children at the University of Denver, said Jennifer Winkel Thompson. Her son attends the school.”He is an amazing teacher,” she said. “He has a way of reaching kids.”She said Stanley is heavily involved in extracurricular activities and often volunteers to act as chaperone for clubs.Corrects earlier version that said Stanley graduated from Summit High. He graduated from Mullen High in Denver.

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