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Missing Hiker Walks Out of Cascade Mountains Unharmed

A hiker missing for more than three days in North Cascades National Park has been found. He walked to the trailhead on his own Sunday afternoon.

National Park spokeswoman Kerry Olson says Mark Albrecht is cold and hungry but otherwise unhurt.

The 22-year-old, who had recently moved to Everett from Indiana, had a permit to camp in the Cascade Pass area Monday and Tuesday nights. He never called his parents to say he got home safely, and he didn't show up for work on Thursday.

Rangers found his car Friday evening at a trailhead, and began searching first thing Saturday.

Olson says park officials are finding out what happened to Albrecht and how he found his way out. But she says he's just fine.