"I slid about 20 foot, cartwheeled then slammed into the rock then landed in the creek at the bottom," the hiker said,
Officials said the man was in his 60s.
The hiker's two relatives reportedly left the 80-year-old on the trail and advance to the summit and then descended from the mountain top via a different trail. They reported the man missing once they reached a visitor's center and realized that the man had not arrived from his hike.
The Adirondacks region is distinctive, and in some cases even certifiably unique - and there's no better way to experience it than strapping on your hiking boots and stepping out onto one of the thousands of trails.
Raynor Winn lost her house, her livelihood, and almost her husband—so she hit the road and walked 630 miles to regain it all.
The 34-year-old teacher was allegedly killed by a drug trafficker known as "El Chueco," or the crooked one.