The hiker had planned to hike Marcy, Skylight and Gray mountains Friday, starting at 4:30 a.m., according to the state Department of Environmental Conservation.
When the woman didn’t return by Saturday morning, she was reported missing to DEC dispatch in Ray Brook.
She was located by forest ranger Sarah Bode on a trail and walked out under her own power at about 3 p.m.
She was brought to AMC Lake Placid and treated for frostbite.
The search included multiple forest rangers, a Lake Colden caretaker, and the state police in a helicopter.
These reports are brought to you by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Forest Rangers, who respond to search and rescue incidents in the Adirondacks. Working with other state agencies, local emergency response organizations and volunteer search and rescue groups, Forest Rangers locate and extract lost, injured or distressed people from the Adirondack backcountry.