About Coconino County

About Coconino County

Encompassing 18,661 square miles, Coconino County, Arizona, is the second largest county in the U.S. but one of the least populated. Our county includes Grand Canyon National Park, the Navajo, Havasupai, Hualapai and Hopi Indian Reservations, and the largest contiguous ponderosa pine forest in the world. Elevations range from 2,000 feet above sea level along the Colorado River to 12,633 feet at the summit of Mt. Humphreys in Flagstaff.

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Update: Missing Man Found

Just after I finished my last post, I checked the Arizona Daily Sun website and found the following update:

Missing man found near Mormon Canyon
By Daily Sun Staff

The Coconino County Sheriff’s Office and the Coconino County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue Unit successfully located a man who had been missing since Sunday morning. According to a press release from CCSO, searchers found Fredrick Daniel Boone, 50, walking on Forest Service Road 82 about 1/4-mile north of Mormon Canyon. Boone was last seen near Winona at about 8 a.m. Sunday. He intended to hike in on the forest road to locate his truck, which was stuck somewhere off that road. Boone was tired, cold and hungry, and had minor injuries to his legs from walking through thick underbrush and minor injuries to his hands from trying to free his vehicle from the mud and rocks, but he did not require medical attention.

I'm so glad Fredrick was found but sorry we weren't able to locate him sooner.