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The 54-year-old hiker, who comes from Minnesota, was found two days and about 1.8 miles from where had last been seen, very thirsty but with no major injuries, reported the Vail Daily.
The newspaper did not report what happened in this particular case, but what usually happens is that weary hikers going down the mountain lose the trail as it veers right and ultimately over Halfmoon Pass. Disoriented, they then wander around. In most cases, were they just to continue downhill, they would presently come to a different trail and then, a few hours later, a road or a highway.