Hiker vanishes on solo trip while scaling Glacier National Park peak, officials say

National Park Service

A 32-year-old hiker vanished after he set out on a solo trip to climb a mountain in Glacier National Park, officials said.

After Adam Fuselier was reported missing Wednesday, Aug. 30, rangers found his car at Logan Pass, National Park Service officials said in an Aug. 31 news release. He was last heard from Tuesday afternoon before he started his climb at Reynolds Mountain in the Montana park.

The 6.2-mile hiking trail to the summit is categorized as “hard” on AllTrails. And it can be quite desolate, according to the description.

“Generally considered a challenging route,” the description says. “This trail is great for hiking and rock climbing, and it’s unlikely you’ll encounter many other people while exploring.”

The climb requires off-trail hiking, alpine navigation, scrambling and “exposes hikers to steep drop-offs,” the description says.

Snow sticks around the high-elevation parts of the route, meaning hikers would likely need traction devices such as “snowshoes, microspikes, or crampons” and “snowfields or steeper sections may require technical training in self-arrest techniques,” the description says.

“Cell service is unreliable or non-existent in Glacier National Park,” the description says.

Fuselier is from Castle Pines, Colorado, officials said. He’s 6’2”, about 175 pounds, and has short brown hair and blue eyes, officials said. He might be wearing a light green rain jacket.

Rangers started searching for him again Thursday, Aug. 31 after rainy, overcast, and foggy weather cut Wednesday’s search short, officials said. Winds and rain are supposed to decrease Thursday, according to the National Weather Service.

Authorities ask anyone that may have information or was in the area and saw anyone who fit Fuselier’s description to call the park tip line at 406-888-7077.

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