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Missing Hiker Walks Into Road Camp

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Date: August 25, 2010
Contact: Kris Fister, 907-683-9583

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.

-NPS-

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