Update: Saturday, June 11
Melanie has been found.
According to the media, Melanie Gould contacted the Alaska State Troopers in Cantwell today. She appears to be physically fine and was transported to the regional hospital in Wasilla. Reportedly she was aware of search efforts but had been avoiding the searchers. If the reports are accurate, then obviously she’s got some issues to deal with.
The important thing is that Melanie is alive and safe and getting whatever help she needs. This is a good thing.
Iditarod Musher Melanie Gould is missing.
Alaskans, keep an eye out for Melanie. If she’s between Talkeetna and Denali, she could have gone off the road anywhere and not be noticed for days. Keep alert, pay attention, and find this lady.
Update: Saturday 06/04/11
She's still missing as of this morning. More information on the search effort organized by Melanie's friends and neighbors is here.
Update Saturday 06/04/11 18:10
Alaska State Troopers have found her truck parked along the Denali Highway. No sign of Melanie yet. But no sign of foul play either. Troopers are searching the remote area.