*** ALERT *** APPALACHIAN TRAIL HIKER FOUND!

*** ALERT *** APPALACHIAN TRAIL HIKER FOUND!

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by BackpackingLight.com Staff | 2009-04-30 10:04:00-06

*** ALERT *** APPALACHIAN TRAIL HIKER FOUND!

UPDATE 5/2/09 4:07 PM:

KEN KNIGHT WAS FOUND TODAY AND WALKED OUT UNDER HIS OWN STEAM.  HE IS AT THE HOSPITAL AND MORE DETAILS WILL LIKELY FOLLOW ONCE WE HAVE THEM.  -Addie Bedford


Name
: Ken Knight
Height: 5'4"
Weight: 180-200 lb
Point Last Seen: Punchbowl Mountain on the Appalachian Trail in VA
Time Last Seen: Sunday, April 26, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Unique Characteristics: wearing a dry-bag style backpack with a bright orange packbag, hiker is vision-impaired.

If you have info, please contact us: publisher@backpackinglight.com.

Photo above taken Wednesday, April 22 on the Appalachian Trail.


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Devin Montgomery
(dsmontgomery) - MLife

Locale: one snowball away from big trouble
Re: Ken Found! (Unconfirmed) on 05/02/2009 16:02:33 MDT Print View

Thank goodness! Please do share more info as it becomes available. You've been in the thoughts of a lot of people, Ken!

Brenda T,
(Brenda) - F
good news on 05/02/2009 16:04:51 MDT Print View

so glad to hear this. I just got out of the woods myself (we are clearing a homesite) and logged on to see this.

Everyone gets their wish A great story of what happened and a safe loved one!

cary bertoncini
(cbert) - F

Locale: N. California
Have to admit on 05/02/2009 16:05:44 MDT Print View

I'm a bit teary-eyed at this good news.

I don't know you Ken, but I've been thinking of you a lot the last couple of days.

So awesome for everyone involved - big smiles, big smiles...

Ken Helwig
(kennyhel77) - MLife

Locale: Scotts Valley CA via San Jose, CA
Re: live from va on 05/02/2009 16:07:07 MDT Print View

wonderful news! Is he ok though?

Steve Cain
(hoosierdaddy) - F

Locale: Western Washington
Re: Re: live from va on 05/02/2009 16:09:02 MDT Print View

A member on Whiteblaze reported that he walked out with firefighters and is lucid.

Michael Martin
(MikeMartin) - BPL Staff - MLife

Locale: North Idaho
Re: Re: Re: live from va on 05/02/2009 16:10:40 MDT Print View

From Ryan-

"Ken walked out on his own, now en route to Lynchburg hospital. Yes, all really is well!"

Chris Townsend
(Christownsend) - MLife

Locale: Cairngorms National Park
Ken Knight on 05/02/2009 16:13:22 MDT Print View

Great news. What a relief.

Don Wilson
(don) - MLife

Locale: Koyukuk River, Alaska
Ken Knight found and is OK on 05/02/2009 16:30:07 MDT Print View

All -

I heard the same from Ryan - awesome!

Don

Mary D
(hikinggranny) - MLife

Locale: Gateway to Columbia River Gorge
Hooray! on 05/02/2009 16:45:26 MDT Print View

I just posted this info on Sgt. Rock's Hiking HQ (in answer to my previous post) and on the Trail Journals forum, also on nwhikers.net where the subject had also come up. That's three less forums to notify.

Praise God from whom all blessings flow!

Edited by hikinggranny on 05/02/2009 16:46:04 MDT.

Nate Meinzer
(Rezniem) - F

Locale: San Francisco
What a Relief on 05/02/2009 16:48:22 MDT Print View

So glad this has a happy ending. and oh So glad we have SAR operations.

Praise the Flying Spaghetti Monster!

Edited by Rezniem on 05/02/2009 16:54:14 MDT.

Judi Henson
(ritzhenson) - F

Locale: The Deep South
Praise God! on 05/02/2009 16:51:19 MDT Print View

I'll second that "Praise God...!"

Matt Lutz
(citystuckhiker) - F

Locale: Midwest
Ken found on 05/02/2009 16:57:54 MDT Print View

Ken Knight
Cutline: "Appalachian Trail hiker Ken Knight is wheeled into Lynchburg General Hospital shortly after he was found in Amherst County on Saturday."

(Via Lynchburg News and Advance: http://tinyurl.com/dh2g9u)

Edited by citystuckhiker on 05/02/2009 16:58:28 MDT.

James Stinnett
(fatherof6) - F
Ken on 05/02/2009 16:58:39 MDT Print View

There is s picture of Ken being rolled into the ER at Lynchburg General Hospital here: http://www.newsadvance.com/lna/news/local/article/missing_at_hiker_found/15648/

Brad Groves
(4quietwoods) - MLife

Locale: Michigan
Re: What a Relief on 05/02/2009 16:58:43 MDT Print View

AWESOME! Welcome back, Ken!

Greg Mihalik
(greg23) - M

Locale: Colorado
Re: Ken - Trip Report? on 05/02/2009 17:01:37 MDT Print View

Come on Ken - it's been at least 15 minutes since you got to a Hot Zone.

Welcome Back!

Edited by greg23 on 05/02/2009 17:04:45 MDT.

Unknown abc
(edude) - F
Praise the Lord on 05/02/2009 17:09:30 MDT Print View

Praise God! Update as to his condition?

Edited by edude on 05/02/2009 17:13:25 MDT.

Tom Clark
(TomClark) - MLife

Locale: East Coast
Re: Ken Knight found and is OK on 05/02/2009 17:09:49 MDT Print View

Good news! I'm looking forward to the trip report.

Unknown abc
(edude) - F
Re: "I'm looking forward to the trip report." on 05/02/2009 17:14:47 MDT Print View

>"I'm looking forward to the trip report."

LOL

Chris Morgan
(ChrisMorgan) - F

Locale: Southern Oregon
Re: on 05/02/2009 17:16:02 MDT Print View

Way to go!

Edited by ChrisMorgan on 05/02/2009 20:38:41 MDT.

cary bertoncini
(cbert) - F

Locale: N. California
probably one dic*kens of a trip report on 05/02/2009 17:19:11 MDT Print View

"it was the best of times, it was the worst of times;..."
.
.
.
and the rest of the opening lines of "A Tale of Two Cities:"

"... it ws the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness; it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity; it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness; it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair; we had everything before us, we had nothing before us; we were all going directly to Heaven, we were all going the other way."