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Steve Morris - Trinity Alps Search

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Thank you for taking a look at our story.  The picture above is of my husband, Steve, and our daughter, Ellie, when she was about one year old.  Steve was in his element, thoroughly enjoying hiking in the beautiful Sierras and spending time with his family.

He was hiking with our church's yearly men's backpack group in California's majestic Trinity Alps on August 2nd 2014 when he went missing.  He had briefly separated from his hiking partner to scout out a better way for them to get off of the peak they climbed when he fell off a 30-40 foot cliff. 

Search and Rescue teams looked for him for four and a half days before the search was suspended.  For the next year and a half, I had an army of over fifty volunteers (friends, family and church members) helping us locate the area where he fell and track him over two miles down the mountain below the cliff. 

Against all odds, we eventually located some remains and had them processed using microscopic analysis and mass spectrometry.  In January of 2016, the Sonoma County Superior Court issued a ruling establishing the fact of his death, and we were able to receive a death certificate in March of this year.

There is a facebook page called "Steve Morris Search" where you can also follow our story.  

There were several articles in the San Francisco Chronicle ("SFGate" online) and The Santa Rosa Press Democrat published between August 2014 and March 2016.

Finally, I have been writing a blog,, to share my journey, in hopes that it might help you in yours...

Thank you again for taking an interest in our story.  Having the emotional, spiritual and financial support of so many people for all of this time has had a huge healing effect on me and my family.

Carrie Morris


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Carrie Morris
Windsor, CA

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