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Hiker OK after night lost

Searchers found Alice Covey, 65, of Halfway about 8:30 Tuesday morning, the day after she went missing

Submitted photo Alice Covey, on horseback, arrives at the Summit Point trailhead Tuesday morning.
Submitted photo Alice Covey, on horseback, arrives at the Summit Point trailhead Tuesday morning.

By Jayson Jacoby

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When Alice Covey realized she was lost in the Wallowa Mountains, she worried more about her family than herself.

“I didn’t want my family to worry,” said Covey, the 65-year-old Halfway woman who endured temperatures in the 30s Monday night before searchers found her about 8:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Covey was hungry and thirsty, but otherwise healthy and happy.

Although ecstatic would better describe her emotion when she saw an Oregon State Police plane flying overhead Tuesday morning.

Not long after, she saw a group of searchers, among them her son, Peyton, who were drawn by her shouts.

“It was pretty wonderful,” Covey said in a phone interview this morning.

Covey and her husband, Wix, lived in Halfway during the 1980s, moved away but then returned about three years ago after they retired.

See more in Wednesday's issue of the Baker City Herald. 


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