Search initiated for missing hiker in Baxter park

Posted May 07, 2009, at 11:34 a.m.
Last modified Jan. 30, 2011, at 12:20 p.m.

BAXTER STATE PARK, Maine — The Maine Warden Service has initiated a search for a Pennsylvania man who was last heard from late last week before setting out to hike in Baxter State Park.

Officials say the man, thought to be in his 40s, was reported to be planning to hike north of Abol Bridge.

The man’s pickup truck has been located along the Appalachian Trail, whose northern terminus is atop Mount Katahdin inside the park.

Officials are seeking information from the public to assist in the search. They did not identify the man.