Lost hiker found after days in Alaskan wilderness

Fina Kiefer, 55, whose whereabouts were unknown for nearly two days after she reported being chased off a trail by bears was found alive Wednesday evening, officials said.
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Story of survival a woman lost in the Alaskan wilderness for days after being chased off the trail by bears. And then making it out alive Caylee hard time is here with more on that story Caylee good morning. Good morning wait is this way I'm going to die. Simi keeper says that's the thought that was going through her mind when what was supposed to be a challenging long but beautiful high. Turned into a nightmare. After forty hours alone in the deep in Alaska wild. This morning one hiker is battered and bruised but has a harrowing story of survival to share at any time. A group of grizzly bears charged 55 year old beanie Kiefer chasing her offer hiking trail she fended them off with bear spray. And my artwork well there are so wide eyed pepper spray my side. And then you would sure as he was charge me. Ray pepper spray. And and I said. And then he stopped. His shark. Eat social Earl. He like turned are well. Read and second there in oh. Lost in the woods she texted her husband saying she needed help. But then she stopped responding to calls and messages setting off a massive search and rescue operation more than a hundred people including ski patrol rescue dogs and Air National Guard. The game scattering the wilderness through the following day. Into the next night. Kiefer could hear helicopters overhead but they couldn't. See her. She's actually able to build a virus called. My husband hadn't even me. I put them in my back. In her think oh my he is site and then there or. It's I don't this month. Matt that night I was in order heavy rain May Day two of the search even more challenging. Eventually forcing effort to pots but just an hour later Kiefer finally found her way to safety. Irish guests so playing well too young lion might. The challenging twelve mile trail keeper was attempting to follow warns hikers to be prepared to encounter Beers in moves. Being prepared for the unexpected is critical. In the Alaskan outdoors authorities there say hikers should carry bear spray and matches like Spina. But also a satellite communication device and even personal locate your beacon. Seen as grit determination that helps TO. Guys. That's for sure Bailey thank you so much poise he had all the tools that she needed selling price at a lot more I didn't know bear spray it was a thing also they'll have right now definitely while all right I am not hiking in in the wilderness.

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