Rescuers aid hiker near Aspen |

Rescuers aid hiker near Aspen

Aspen Times staff report
Aspen, CO Colorado

ASPEN – A North Carolina woman was escorted to safety Tuesday evening after she lost her way on the Sunnyside Trail outside of Aspen.

The woman, 52, started hiking at about 8 a.m., intending to follow the trail into the Hunter Creek Valley and the return to Aspen. She lost the trail among the many animal trails in the area and called authorities for help at about 3:30 p.m., according to the Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office.

Members of Mountain Rescue Aspen found the woman at about 5 p.m. She was escorted to waiting vehicles in Starwood, a neighborhood skirted by the trail, and rescuers were out of the field by 6:15 p.m., the sheriff’s office said.

“Except for being cold and tired, with wet feet, the woman was uninjured and did not require any medical treatment,” according to the sheriff’s office.

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