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Australian hiker Eric Robinson from Melbourne is missing in the high Uintah mountains. He was hiking from Chepita Trail to Mirror Lake, a wilderness area in northeastern Utah. Robinson was described as well prepared when he set off on his hike and friends say he is an experienced backpacker. He had hiked nearly every trail in Australia as well as throughout New Zealand, Scotland, and parts of California and Utah in the US.
Eric Robinson was supposed to take a long hike from Chepita Trail Head to Mirror lake by way of High Lane Trail Head. He left July 28, 2011 and should have been picked up August 7th. When he did not show up as expected August 7 at the Highline trailhead near Mirror Lake, family and friends reported him missing. He was last seen by a troop of Boy Scouts on August 2, after he had apparently gotten confused and lost. Robinson was roughly 4 miles south of the trail, walking in the Yellowstone Creek drainage. He has not used his phone, his emergency beacon had not gone off, and his tent and backpack had not been spotted.
The Duchesne County Sheriff's Office has been searching the area, using horses, a helicopter and a volunteer force of hikers.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Duchesne County Sheriff's Office