A 47-year-old woman who went out snowshoeing and was long overdue for his return home has been found injured but ALIVE after an 8-hour search.

According to the Boulder County Sheriff's Department, she left Sunday morning just after 9 A.M. and had not returned as of Monday afternoon as expected. That's when the call came in and the search started.

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She went out on the Jenny Creek Trail starting at the Eldora Nordic Center around 9:30 Sunday morning.  Search and rescue began their search in the Jenny Creek Trail area on the ground and they also had resources in the air as well in search of the woman.

The missing snowshoer was found approximately 8 hours later about 200 feet from the trail. She was taken out of the area by a snowmobile and transported to a local hospital.

Even though she spent the entire night outside, she suffered no significant injuries and is expected to be fine. Thankfully they found her when they did because much colder temperatures and snow is expected to come in Wednesday into Thursday.

Big thanks to ALL of our first responders and search and rescue teams all over the state who put their own safety on the line to help others.

Just a friendly reminder, if you're heading out...especially in the winter, make sure you are prepared. According to Be Outdoors, these are the essentials. (Hope you got a big backpack)

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