Search Under Way for Teen Hiker Missing in New Hampshire Mountains

Crews soon will resume their search on the ground and by helicopter for a 17-year-old hiker in the White Mountains who has been missing since Saturday.

WMUR reports the search is scheduled to resume at about 8 a.m. Tuesday for Scott Mason, an Eagle Scout and high school junior from Halifax, Mass., who headed up Mount Washington early Saturday planning to hike 17 challenging miles in one day.

Lt. Douglas Gralenski of the state Fish and Game Department said Monday Mason's chances of surviving were good even if he spent another night outdoors.

Gralenski said searchers followed boot tracks Monday consistent with someone who was disoriented or lost.

The search was focused on the Great Gulf Wilderness north of Tuckerman Ravine on Mount Washington.