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Texas hiker found after 2nd night missing on Mount Massive
A Texas man spent nearly 48 hours lost and alone on Mount Massive near Leadville before returning to his camp Tuesday “near death, dehydrated and incoherent,” according to Mike McHargue, Lake County emergency manager.
He was part of a group of five, all men ages 35-40, who began their trek Monday along the Hagerman Pass route. At some point the party split up. Three of the men returned to their base camp Monday.
One of the two missing men found his way to the camp Tuesday morning.
Search crews began looking for the missing hiker by air and on the ground.
Emergency teams were notified at about 8 p.m. Tuesday the man had “staggered down to Hagerman Road, where someone driving gave him a ride back to the camp,” McHargue said.
The hikers reportedly returned to Texas on Wednesday.