*** URGENT ***
Backpacking Light editor KEN KNIGHT is missing after a hike on the Applachian Trail in Virginia.
If you saw Ken or otherwise know of his whereabouts after Sunday morning, please contact us at the following email address:
Ken is 5'4" tall and approx. 180-200 lb. He is vision impaired, has dark hair, and is probably using a dry bag-style pack with an orange packbag.
Ken is an experienced AT hiker but his vision impairment may have caused him to lose the trail.
Point Last Seen
He was last seen on the AT on Sunday morning, around 9-10am, at Punchbowl Mountain, Blue Ridge Parkway, mile 51.7, in the area of Buchanan and Bedford, Virginia.
He'd been trailing behind a group and meeting up with them at their camp sites. On Sunday, he reported not feeling well and suggested he
might go off the trail. The group did not see him since leaving Punchbowl Mountain on Sunday.
He was anticipated to reach mile 76.3 on Tuesday, which the rest of the group did. To date, he has not arrived, and he has missed his flight back home to Michigan Wednesday night.
Ken regularly blogs via iPhone when he has cellular coverage. His last known blog entry was Sunday morning, April 26, at 6:36 AM Eastern:
Search in Progress
Ken's family has been notified, and a search is currently in progress by NPS and VA State SAR.
Non-agency SAR and other volunteers interested in assisting with this search should contact us at email@example.com, who is coordinating the efforts of outside volunteers with the SAR Coordinator on location. Please send your name, cellular phone number, and distance from SNP in your message, and then wait for further instructions.
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