The Ohio man has hunted the Leroux Creek area in the past, and was with two hunting companions Oct. 25, when the weather was fair. They had planned a short hunt that afternoon, so Baughn took basic gear with him when he left camp. When he hadn't returned, his friends alerted authorities at about 1 a.m. Oct. 26. They led searchers to Baughn's all-terrain vehicle, and with the weather turning, a massive ground search was launched in the steep, heavily forested terrain. At least 10 inches of snow has fallen since Baughn's vanishing, covering whatever signs he could have left to indicate his direction of travel. The terrain, coupled with the weather, makes for a daunting search, McKee said.