Forest rangers located a missing Mount Marcy hiker Saturday March 21, a 46-year-old Greenwich woman.
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.
DEC recommends future hikers stay local, be cautious, and follow the NY Hike Smart Guidelines that can be found here: https://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/28708.html
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.
wow, that sounds like a true epic attempt. glad she left her plan with friends.
Indeed! An ambitious plan for this time of year – especially solo. Huge difference in trail conditions between trailheads and higher elevations. Rapidly rising meltwater in streams can often cut off returns with a warm afternoon. Glad she made it out under her own power!