New York man rescued after stranded in deep snow while hiking in Arizona – NBC New York
A New York man on a hike along the Mogollon Rim in northeast Arizona was rescued after being stranded in a shack covered in deep snow.
The Coconino County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue Unit responded to the scene after the 41-year-old hiker received a phone call on Sunday morning.
The man had hiked north on the Arizona Trail since March 2, starting in Superior, and was camping alone.
Sheriff’s officials said the man was generally well prepared for the long-distance hike, but not for the winter weather last weekend.
Flagstaff search and rescue units responded with snowmobiles and a snowcat to locate the man.
The sheriff’s officials said he was found in good condition in the General Springs Cabin and taken back to State Route 87. Then he drove to Payson, where he arranged the accommodation.
The man’s name and hometown in New York were not immediately released.