‘We can’t find anything’: Colo. officials end search, but family’s hunt for missing trail runner goes on

June 30, 2023

Ian O’Brien ran up a 13,000-foot Colorado mountain, snapped a selfie for his girlfriend and disappeared without a trace, sparking a frantic search effort by his loved ones that continues.

O’Brien’s last known location was at the summit of Hesperus Mountain, a 13,200-foot peak nestled in the La Plata Mountains. An experienced backpacker and ultramarathoner, O’Brien ran up the mountain on June 24, summiting in the evening and firing off a selfie to his girlfriend. USA Today