An untouched campground is under investigation after three bodies were discovered in severe decomposition.
Colorado’s Gunnison National Forest is a popular area among camping enthusiasts, but three campers were found after spending the entire time therein the area.
Two bodies were discovered in a tent and a hiker nearby, believed to have been in the area since around June 2022.
Officials believe the heavy snowfall in the area hid their bodies until another hiker came across them earlier this week.
The area where the bodies were discovered is so rural that officers had to wait until daylight before heading out.
Gunnison County Coroner Michael Barnes said: “For the time being, I suspect the three died of malnutrition and/or sun exposure sometime during the winter.
“The official clarification of the cause of death and the manner of her death is pending completion of the forensic autopsies.”
The three are believed to have been camping in the area for an extended period and may have tried to live in the area permanently, authorities said.
There is currently no evidence of third-party negligence in the death of the three campers.
A similar tragedy happened last year A man was found dead in Glacier National Park after hearing cries for help.
A group of campers described hearing calls for help before a body was found at the bottom of a steep cliff off the trail.
A 79-year-old Florida manwas trying to climb the slope while hiking with friends when he fell to his death.
The incident occurred several hundred feet above Two Medicine Campground on Rising Wolf Mountain, the National Park Service said in a statement opinion.
TheHis friends came to his location where they called for help and called 911.
Glacier County then routed the call to Glacier National Park staff, who heard nearby campers calling for help.
Two Bear Air units were diverted due to a separate incidentthe unconscious to Two Medicine Ranger Station, where were ready.
Tragically, the man has been pronounced dead by ALERT staff and his identity has not yet been released.
That same day, national park officials recovered the bodies of two men from Montana Park.
Brian McKenzie Kennedy, 67, and Jack Dewayne Beard, also 67, died in a climbing accident on Dusty Star Mountain.