The body of James Kim was just found. He is not alive. I am sad. He never knew that his family was saved. Hopefully they might be able to figure out what happened with him. Did he fall? Hypothermia?
It makes me sad.
However, he was only .5 miles from the Rogue River, in the Big Windy Creek drainage area. That river is filled with rapids, and you have to imagine that the rapids could be heard from quite far away, right? I wonder if he fell, couldn't walk anymore, and thus was stuck out there, even though he meant to go back to the car much sooner.
Here's a satellite image of NF23, the part where they got stuck.