John Solomon, 21, of Adamstown, Md., was uninjured after a six-day trip that began at the Graves Creek trailhead in the Quinault River Valley on July 22 and ended at the Staircase Ranger Station near Lake Cushman, park spokeswoman Penny Wagner said. Solomon walked out of the Staircase area on Wednesday, July 29, 2020.
Solomon was reported as missing by a family member at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 28, 2020.
Three hasty search teams composed of park staff and Olympic Mountain Rescue volunteers were deployed Wednesday to cover possible routes that Solomon had listed on his itinerary.
“He ended up walking out at Staircase today and saw all the (missing person) information posted and contacted a ranger there,” Wagner said in a Wednesday interview.
“His family’s been notified, and so they’re bringing him back to where his vehicle is. We’ll be talking with him further.”
Solomon had a wilderness permit for July 22 through Sunday. His vehicle was found at the Graves Creek trailhead.
Solomon had an additional overnight permit for Sunday night in the Hoh Rain Forest, Wagner said.
A family member reported Solomon as missing when they did not hear from him after his scheduled exit from the park on Monday, Wagner said.
21 years old
Weight: 150 lbs.
Foul Play Suspected: No
Suspected Suicide: No
Reported missing on July 28, 2020 - 328 days, 13 hours, 0 minutes ago
Found on July 29, 2020 - 327 days, 13 hours, 0 minutes ago
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This case file has been assigned the Missing Persons ID 889
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