Screenshot of a missing persons flyer from Shenandoah National Park showing Brittany N. Pulley.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — A 33-year-old female hiker on the Appalachian Trail who was missing was found safe Wednesday, according to the Shenandoah National Park.

A park ranger found Brittany N. Pulley after she was last seen on Christmas Eve heading north from McCormick Gap in Virginia.


Pulley was described as 5 foot, 8 inches tall with green eyes and a fair complexion. Her hair is black and cut above the shoulders, which is different than in the photo Shenandoah National Park posted on social media. The post also says Pulley may be wearing a black coat, navy beanie and black gloves and is equipped with a blue/gray Ozark Trail 1-person tent, a green Teton 65L backpack and a WACOOL hydration pack.

McCormick Gap is about 3 miles north of the northern entrance of the Blue Ridge Parkway in Afton, Virginia.

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EDITOR’S NOTE: This story has been updated to show Pulley has been found.