National Park Service Director Mary Bomar not only sees a "special bond" between her agency and the International Mountain Bicycling Association, but can even picture a special "parks edition" mountain bike.
The two lost backpackers rescued Wednesday in Denali National Park were far from where they thought they were and didn’t know they were the subjects of a massive search lasting four days and costing an estimated $120,000. But as they say, all’s well that ends well.
Backpackers Abby Flantz and Erica Nelson were rescued in good condition after being lost for six days in the Denali National Park wilderness. The two women, who had used a cell phone to help searchers locate them, were reunited with family members Wednesday afternoon.
Two backpackers missing at Denali National Park since Friday are alive and well.
Tuesday’s efforts to locate two missing backpackers in Denali National Park were fruitless, despite the best efforts of eleven ground teams and four aircraft crews. Today’s operation will more thoroughly search high priority areas and send ground teams into higher terrain. Five new teams will help out.
Hikers Abby Flantz and Erica Nelson remain missing since failing to return last Friday from an overnight backpacking trip in Denali National Park & Preserve. Rescuers continue to search a 100-square mile area of the Savage River drainage.