A hiker who had to be rescued by Multnomah County sheriff’s searchers says darkness sneaked up on him because of the end of daylight saving time.
The 43-year-old Beaverton man went on a day hike Thursday around Horsetail Falls, but it was longer than he remembered from a previous hike and he ran out of daylight.
He called 911 and said he couldn’t see the trail.
Searchers found him about 2 a.m. Friday at the 3,000-foot elevation where a mix of rain and snow was falling. He was cold and shaken, but able to walk out on his own. He had used a lighter he was carrying to burn his hat and backpack to keep warm.
Rescuers escorted him out of the woods at Oneonta Falls before 6 a.m.