York man vanishes hiking in Prescott National Forest, Arizona
He left his cell phone charging at the campground.
He got into his Subaru Forester and drove a few minutes along a mountain road. He stopped to go hiking.
Could this have been a new life start, this impromptu trip in the Arizona wilds?
Jeff Stambaugh was 63 and seemingly free at last to immerse himself in nature whenever possible, a love he discovered growing up in York County. He was recently retired from psychology work. A bad ankle was finally on the mend.
And he didn’t appear to be going out too far or long on this particular blue-sky, early-fall day.