- Apr 1, 2009
I've seen a report from one of the searchers that they found her food and water at the summit of Lafayette. Since she was looking to summit Lafayette, Lincoln and Flume, it's likely she went up Old Bridle Path to Greenleaf Trail and made it to the summit, then decided not to attempt the ridge and headed back down. There are a few sharp left turns on Greenleaf Trail where it's really easy to lose the trail in poor visibility when going down, and if you don't figure it out in time, you end up in the Lafayette Brook drainage. She made it over 1000 feet down from there, but apparently there were dense, deep snowdrifts that the rescuers had trouble getting through, and in running tights and trail runners, she probably got soaked through rapidly.