A New York man on a hike along the Mogollon Rim in northeastern Arizona has been rescued after being stranded by deep snow at a cabin, authorities said.
The Coconino County Sheriff’s Office search and rescue unit responded to the scene after getting a call from the 41-year-old hiker Sunday morning.
The man had been hiking north along 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.
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The search and rescue units out of Flagstaff responded with snowmobiles and a snowcat to locate the man.
Sheriff’s officials said he was found at General Springs Cabin in good condition and transported back to State Route 87 and then provided with a ride to Payson where he made lodging arrangements.
The man’s name and hometown in New York wasn’t immediately released.