ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Officials say two hikers rescued after failing to return on time from a trip into the Alaska wilderness are the latest to be saved after trying to reach an abandoned bus made famous by the book and film “Into the Wild.”
Search and rescue crews located Michael Trigg of Lexington, S.C., and Theodore Aslund of Atlanta last weekend. Officials say they were uninjured and in good condition, KTUU-TV in Anchorage reported.
The two hikers, who started their trip June 20, had made it to the bus but tried taking a shortcut in Denali National Park on their way back when they realized they were running late.
Trigg and Aslund had instructed friends in a post on Facebook before their trip to alert rescuers if they had not returned by Friday. Concerned friends reached out to National Park Service rangers that day.
A group of more than 20 people and one helicopter had joined in the search for the hikers.