Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Missing Day Hiker Walks into Toklat Road Camp

The American Alpine Institute just received the following email from Denali National Park:

At approximately 12:30 p.m. today, John MacGregor of Jasper, Georgia, the object of an intensive search effort, walked into the Toklat Road Camp with some hikers he had encountered earlier in the day. He was cold and tired, but uninjured. The road camp is located at Mile 53 on the Denali Park Road. It is a seasonal housing facility for approximately 40 people.

The employees at the camp will warm him up, get him something to eat, and then transport him to park headquarters. He is expected to arrive there by late afternoon. Rangers working on the search will interview MacGregor to find out what took place since he left the Eielson Visitor Center Sunday morning.

The National Park Service wishes to thank everyone who contributed their efforts to this search.


Gramma said...

So happy that John is OK.

Love to Bonnie and David Leet.

Marianne B├╝ttner

fred said...

I, too, am relieved that John is back safely.

And am happy for his wife and Bonnie and their families.

Best, Fred Newton