Missing Hiker Found In Adirondacks, Tells His Story
A 58 year old Canton man who had been lost for several days in the Adirondacks is safe and now home with his family.
However, he says that all changed last Saturday when he took the wrong trail.
White says he tried to back track and use his compass to find his way, but nothing helped.
Fortunately, he had planned to be out in the woods for seven to 10 days, which means he brought enough food, a tent and a sleeping bag.
White had to drink from a stream.
"There aren't many water fountains out there," he joked.
One thing White needed was his medication for epilepsy.
He was concerned the medicine would run out so he had to ration it.
At 9 a.m. on Thursday, authorities were told that White was overdue on the Northville-Placid Tail from Lake Placid to Long Lake.
White says he heard people in the woods so he blew a whistle to signal distress.
Hikers found him and brought him to safety.
Asked if he had any advice for other hikers, he said, "Try to plan, if possible, for the unexpected."
Thursday, July 24, 2014, Watertown, NY
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