Friday, August 04, 2006
We love it when a lost-hiker story has a happy ending. This one involved overzealous Boy Scouts. According to the AP: Three Boy Scouts who got separated from their hiking troop were found safe on Thursday, the Park County sheriff’s office said.
Park County Sheriff Fred Wegener said the Denver-area scouts —two age 14, one 15 — got ahead of their Scout leaders Wednesday on the Colorado Trail in the rugged mountains east of Fairplay. They did not meet up with their troop Wednesday night as expected at the Buffalo Creek camping area. Wegener said the Scouts, who had been equipped for an overnight stay in the woods, were found about three miles past their meeting point. The Colorado Trail runs through Waterton Canyon along the South Platte River. The trail runs about 500 miles from Denver to Durango.