Overdue Hiker Turns Up in Rocky Mountain National Park
A hiker who failed to return from a climb of 13,425-foot Mummy Mountain in Rocky Mountain National Park turned up almost 24 hours later than planned.
Boyd Severson, 56, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, was found last night about 6:30 p.m. hiking down the Lawn Lake Trailhead, according to park officials.
The last time Severson had been heard from was around 12:30 p.m. Monday, when he told a friend via email that he was within a quarter-mile of the summit and didn't want to turn back because he was so close to the top.
When Severson failed to make it back to the Lawn Lake Trailhead as planned Monday evening, a search was organized.
A snow storm had forced closure of the park's Trail Ridge Road on Sunday, and yesterday 3 more inches of snow and white-out conditions were reported at the Alpine Visitor Center near the crest of the road.
Rangers had no immediate information on why Severson was a day late or how he coped during the snow storm.