My Story

My name is Carrie Morris, and in August of 2014 my husband, Steve, went missing from a day hike with a friend to a beautiful mountain peak in Northern California. 

Over one hundred volunteers joined the search effort, which spread over the next year and a half.  We carried out twenty-one expeditions to the remote Trinity Alps as we worked to uncover the mystery of what happened to Steve on that ill-fated August day.  In the end, after encounters with punishing topography, dangerous wildlife, periods of despair, and those shining moments when faith and joy provide such a stunning contrast to great pain, we can now say this marathon process was successful: the mystery has been solved.

I don’t know about you, but I seem to learn the most about myself and life in times of crisis.  This season was packed with every extreme imaginable.  So I’m sharing my journey and what I have learned about life, faith, and love, in hopes that it might help you in yours.


As of this date, May 2019, I’ve been writing for quite awhile. What began as daily updates for those of you supporting our search efforts has transitioned into a collection of blog posts on grief, widowhood, courage, single parenting, and community. The threads running through most of these posts are themes of loss and healing, the irrational love of God, and learning to seek out grace and beauty when our world turns upside down.


 I am busy writing a memoir with the working title, Love, Loss & Limbo: The Quest to Find my Husband, Missing in the Wilderness.

If you would like to see an overview of our story,  you can read either of the news articles below.  Just click on the links to view.

We are no longer fundraising. So thank you for your support and prayers, but please don’t leave a donation.