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Ariz. man rescued after Ore. snowstorm

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EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - A Globe, Ariz., man hoping to hike the Pacific Crest Trail from Oregon to California has been rescued unhurt after he was stranded for four days in a snowstorm in Oregon's Cascade Mountains.

The Register-Guard newspaper reports that 57-year-old Rip Stouffer was cold but not injured when rescuers reached him late Thursday. They brought him out of the area on Friday.

Lane County officials say Stouffer had been planning to hike alone from Oregon Highway 242 south to California. However, he encountered wintry conditions and snow accumulations on Monday when he was about 10 miles from the highway.

Officials say he had warm clothing, food, water and a tent and hunkered down until Thursday, when he called for help on his cell phone.

 

Information from: The Register-Guard, http://www.registerguard.com

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