A search is underway for a Texas hiker who never returned from a camping trip
Officials are searching for a 25-year-old woman who never showed up for a camping reservation in Big Bend National Park.
the The National Park Service said Christy Perry rented a car in Midland, Texas on November 8. The car was seen parked at the trailhead for Big Bend’s Lost Mine Trail the next day, but Perry did not arrive for a camping reservation at the park’s Chisos Basin Campground. in the same day.
Her family later reported that she had not returned home from the camping trip, park officials said.
according to Bulletin from the National Park ServiceBerry is a Korean woman with brown hair and brown eyes who stands about five feet two inches tall and weighs about 100 pounds. Anyone who saw her while hiking the Lost Mine Trail on November 8 or 9 is asked to contact NPS.
Park rangers and U.S. Border Patrol agents searched the Lost Mine Trail on November 15, with a National Park Service plane scanning the area from above. An expanded search was conducted Thursday, with NPS employees and Border Patrol agents joining Texas Game Wardens and local fire crews. Two helicopters from the Texas Department of Public Safety and Border Patrol also joined the search.
Park officials said the trail is currently closed “to allow researchers to work efficiently and quickly.”
The park described the Lost Mine Trail as a very popular hiking trail that is approximately 4.8 miles round trip. The steep path passes through wooded areas.
Big Bend National Park is located in West Texas and overlooks the deserts of Texas and Mexico. Garden shares 118 miles from the border With Mexico, which extends along the states of Chihuahua and Coahuila, and is “one of the largest transboundary protected areas in North America,” According to NPS. The park covers more than 1,250 square miles, contains three river valleys, and contains 196 miles of the Rio Grande River.