In a statement released Monday, the National Park Service said that it scaled back the search for 39-year-old Troy Green “due to concerns about safety of search and rescue personnel and lack of clues and new information.”
Heavy snow covers the rough terrain in Rocky Mountain National Park, where Green’s rental SUV was found parked near trails in the Bear Lake area.
Green flew to Denver on Jan. 30 to attend a work conference on Friday, Feb. 1.
According to authorities, Green never made it to the conference.
Green’s wife called police when she never heard from him Thursday and updates on his normally active social media pages stopped.
His family says room service indicates he did not spend Thursday night in his hotel.
They say he planned to go hiking while in Colorado and bought the proper gear -- including a survival kit -- but it is unclear what that kit contains.
Green also participated in an online treasure hunt game called Geocaching. It uses a GPS device to track your route along the hunt.
However, Green left his cell phone in his rental vehicle. His family says he has multiple cell phones and they are not sure whether he had another GPS-enabled device with him.
A team of three people continue to search for Green, but helicopters are no longer being used to search by air.
Meanwhile, family and friends are turning to their faith and Facebook to ask for support and prayer.
On the Find Troy Green Facebook page, a status update Monday read “pray without ceasing, pray for miracles!”
One supporter wrote “a ‘scaled back’ search team doesn’t limit God.”