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Caballo Blanco Still Missing

Posted by on Mar 31, 2012 | 3 Comments

Here’s a quick update based on several news stories and reports from a few friends participating in the search efforts.

  • Micah still has not been found,
  • Micah’s dog had apparently been used at one point in an attempt to locate his trail,
  • Initially some trails were ruled out, but may be in the process of being searched,
  • Nightly temperatures have been very cold,
  • Thee was a report someone saw him running north on Highway 15,
  • The search has included up to 30+ teams of aircraft equipped with infrared, canine units, mounted patrols, or searchers on foot over an area around 15 miles or so,
  • The search area is being expanded,

Like before, search organizers asked any volunteers be experienced wilderness experts and be entirely self-sufficient (tents, food, water, and radios).

For those that use Twitter, some people are updating with the #findcaballo hashtag.



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  1. Colin
    April 1, 2012

    They found Caballo dead. This is very sad.

  2. Shane D.
    March 31, 2012

    (Reuters) – Ultra-marathon runner Micah True, missing for four days in the rugged wilderness of New Mexico, was found dead on Saturday, police said.

    True, 58, was found in the mountainous Gila National Forest in southwest New Mexico, near the Arizona border in the early evening, said Tom Bemis, incident commander with the New Mexico State Police.

    Nicknamed “Caballo Blanco,” or White Horse, True became a celebrity after he was featured in the best-selling book “Born to Run” by Christopher McDougall.

    True left the Wilderness Lodge and Hot Springs, four miles from the Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument, on Tuesday, and did not return. The lodge owner notified authorities on Wednesday.

    Police then launched a massive search for the missing man, with 15 search teams totaling 60 people combing through 200,000 acres of steep canyons and shallow rivers in the high desert.

    His body was found with no obvious signs of injury, police said. A medical examiner was en route, but because of the rugged terrain his body was not likely to be retrieved until Sunday.

    True had left for a 12-mile run carrying a water bottle and wearing shorts and a t-shirt. He left his dog at the lodge.

    In January, True wrote on his Facebook page: “If I were to be remembered for anything at all, I would want that to be that I am/was authentic. No Mas. Run Free!”

    True was the race director for the Copper Canyon Ultra Marathon, a roughly 50-mile race that drew a dedicated group of runners to Northern Mexico.


  3. Janice Nicholls
    March 31, 2012

    Just read that his body was found. Very sad news.