ushering05401 writes: KCal-9 news Los Angeles is reporting that a pilot's license bearing Steve Fossett's name was found by a hiker in the mountainous Mammoth area of California. In an interview with KCal-9 the hiker indicated that the items were found partially concealed beneath decomposing pine needles some way up a steep ridge. The hiker had been far from any established trail at the time of the discovery, and was initially more interested in the weathered hundred dollar bills he found scattered about the area than the possibility of discovering further evidence of a missing person. A friend clued him into Fossett's identity Tuesday morning at which point the hiker hired a lawyer to contact Fossett's family on his behalf. It is unknown if Fossett's family or the hiker contacted authorities about the discovery, or why the hiker felt he needed a lawyer to deal with the situation for him. Authorities are reportedly pouring into the local airport to begin an in depth search of the area.