POSTED: Wednesday, December 2, 2009 - 7:39am
UPDATED: Wednesday, February 17, 2010 - 2:25pm
Family and friends of a local hiker who's gone missing are holding out hope this morning.
67-year-old Robert Sumrall is the husband of former city councilwoman Jan Sumrall.
Saturday, he took a trip to the Gila National Forest trails off Emory Lake east of Silver City and never returned.
Search and rescue teams have been looking ever since.
As winter weather pounded the area, the family's hopes for Bob's safe return began to dwindle.