Search and Rescue Underway for Missing Hiker

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Date: September 12, 2016
Contact: Katherine Belcher, (907) 683-9583

Denali National Park and Preserve staff and volunteers are currently searching for an overdue hiker.

Carlos Castrejon, a 45 year-old man from Mexico was last seen at about 2 p.m. on Wednesday, September 7, 2016. Castrejon, according to his companion, was heading for the abandoned Fairbanks Transit bus that is parked in a clearing along the Stampede Trail near Denali National Park on state land. The bus was popularized by the 1996 Jon Krakauer book, "Into the Wild," and a 2007 movie of the same name.

Castrejon is described as 5’7”, 140 pounds, dark hair. When last seen, he was wearing a black jacket, gray pants, and carrying a gray and blue backpack.

Last updated: September 13, 2016

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