Derek Mamoyac, 27, of Philomath was reported missing Monday when he didn't return from what was suppose to be a one-day climbing trip on 12,277-foot-tall Mount Adams, the second-tallest mountin in Washington. Searchers had been combing the flanks of the mountain ever since.
Friday afternoon came the word family members and searchers had waited for: A dog team had picked up the scent of a granola bar Mamoyac had eaten and followed it to him. He was dehydrated and had a broken ankle and swollen legs but was otherwise in good shape.
(Photo: Greg Varney of the King County Search Dogs team feeds and praises his golden retriever, Trulee, who followed the scent of a granola bar to climber Derek Mamoyac in rough terrain at the 6,000-foot-level of Mount Adams.)