Pacific Crest Trail backpacker found safe in California |

Pacific Crest Trail backpacker found safe in California

Associated Press

MAMMOTH LAKES, Calif. — A Pacific Crest Trail hiker from Washington state who was reported overdue has been found safe in California.

The National Park Service says 67-year-old Stephen McGuire hiked into Devils Postpile National Monument on Monday and was contacted by rangers.

McGuire was described as tired and hungry, but did not need any emergency assistance.

McGuire’s family reported him overdue on May 25. He had last called them from atop Mount Whitney, about 145 miles south of Devils Postpile.

The National Park Service says his progress along the Pacific Crest Trail had been delayed by storms at high elevations of the Sierra Nevada.

The trail runs through California, Oregon and Washington.

Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

Readers around the Lake Tahoe Basin and beyond make the Tahoe Tribune's work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Your donation will help us continue to cover COVID-19 and our other vital local news.

For tax deductible donations, click here.

Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User