A Pennsylvania man is lucky to be alive after spending two nights in the Adirondack wilderness over the weekend.
Officials with the state Department of Environmental Conservation say 26-year-old Scott Molnar was snowshoeing in the Seward Mountain Range on Saturday when he got lost near the summit of Mount Emmons.
Molnar didn't emerge from the woods until Monday morning.
Media reports indicate he tried to continue snowshoeing in order to stay warm, but was eventually forced to light a fire and dry his clothing.
He continued working his way back toward Coreys Road, and was eventually found by a forest ranger near Raquette Falls.
Molnar suffered severe frostbite on his extremities - temperatures dipped below freezing on both Saturday and Sunday night. He was treated at the Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake.
Forest rangers also rescued hikers from the Trap Dyke area over the weekend, as well as a woman lost near Mt. Marcy.