Mountain Rescue Aspen locates lost hiker near Chapman Campgrounds | AspenTimes.com

Mountain Rescue Aspen locates lost hiker near Chapman Campgrounds

Staff report

The Chapman Campgrounds are about 29 miles east of Basalt, past Reudi Reservoir.

Eighteen members of Mountain Rescue Aspen escorted a lost hiker out of the Fryingpan River Valley on Wednesday night, according to a statement.

The 60-year-old hiker from the Front Range left the Chapman Campground area for a hike around 2 p.m. and had not returned by 6:40 p.m., when a family member called emergency dispatchers, the release states.

MRA volunteers began searching for the woman, who did not have the proper equipment to spend the night outside, about 7:50 p.m. and found her about 9:50 p.m. The hiker was taken to Aspen Valley Hospital, though the statement makes no mention of injuries.