PINEDALE, Wyo. - There is still no sign of a missing hiker from a well-known Western political family.
James "Randy" Udall, 61, signed in at a trailhead Wyoming's Wind River Range June 20 for a solo backpacking trip. He was scheduled to return one week ago, on June 26, but did not. He was reported missing June 28.
The search area is 225 square miles.
Udall is a brother of Colorado Sen. Mark Udall, cousin of New Mexico Sen. Tom Udall, and son of the late Arizona Rep. Morris "Mo" Udall.
Udall is an alternative energy advocate and environmentalist from Carbondale. He's an experienced backpacker who has hiked the Wind River many times over the past 30 years.
Searchers say the weather is in Udall's favor. It's been warm, with nighttime temperatures dipping to freezing only at the very highest elevations.
Udall is 6 feet 4 inches tall, 200 pounds with gray/brown hair and blue eyes. If you have been in the Wyoming backcountry recently and have seen a man matching this description, contact the Sublette County Sheriff’s Office at (307)367-4378.