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Thursday, December 4, 2008

Missing Hiker in ADK High Peaks Found

rescue of missing hiker
photo from channel 7, Arlington VA
from Channel 7 news, Arlington, VA

A Virginia man who went missing in the Adirondack High Peaks this weekend was found Monday afternoon by DEC forest rangers.

DEC spokesman David Winchell said an emergency dispatcher took a phone call around 3:30 p.m. on Sunday reporting 25 year-old David Robertson of Fairfax, Va. was lost. Robertson was part of a group of five hikers who set out Saturday to climb Mt. Marcy, the state's highest peak.

The five reportedly started hiking up the Van Hoevenburg trail from Adirondack Loj, outside Lake Placid, on Saturday morning... more

Although the North Country Trail will not go through the High Peaks, the lesson here is pertinent. Many people do not realize how wild and dangerous the Adirondacks can be. The NCT will probably be routed through several wilderness areas, and hikers will be assured of genuine backcountry adventures, with all of the associated risks.

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