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Brothers find missing hiker lost for 5 weeks

Updated: January 16, 2007, 12:18 PM ET
By Sue Major Holmes | Associated Press — Jan 16, 2007

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A faint sound made Albert and Peter Kottke stop and look around as they hiked out of the Gila Wilderness at the end of backpacking trip.

A figure moved on the other side of the Gila River. As it drew closer, the two university students saw a woman, hunched over and moving slowly.

The Kottkes crossed the river to find Carolyn Dorn, 52, who had been alone in the Gila National Forest for five weeks after becoming trapped on the wrong side of the rain- ...

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