Lost Hiker Found with GPS Coordinates

Alaska State Troopers say a lost Juneau hiker was found with the help of satellite coordinates recorded from her cellphone.

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by Associated Press

JUNEAU- Alaska State Troopers say a lost Juneau hiker was found with the help of satellite coordinates recorded from her cellphone.


Juneau police received a 911 call Friday morning from 30-year-old Tiffany Mahle saying she was lost and disoriented.


Police determined the coordinates from the call put Mahle at the top of Spaulding Meadows in the Tongass National Forest.


A trail at Mile 12.3 Glacier Highway leads a little more than three miles to the meadows.


State Wildlife Troopers, U.S. Forest Service rangers and Juneau Mountain Rescue personnel hiked the trail and found Mahle about two and a half miles from the trailhead.

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