National Park Service searching vast Alaska wilderness for man missing near McCarthy

The National Park Service continued to search the vast and remote Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve on Saturday for a 34-year-old Oregon man last seen in McCarthy about two weeks ago.

The man, Nick Larsen, had plans to backpack alone in the backcountry near McCarthy, a tiny community located in the heart of the national park, about 60 miles east of Chitina, according to the National Park Service.

Jamie Hart, a Kennecott-based public information officer for the park service,...

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