ESTES PARK, Colo. — A search is being conducted in northern Colorado for a 30-year-old New Jersey man who is reported missing after he planned to climb Longs Peak in Rocky Mountain National Park.

Park officials say rangers were contacted by Denver police who had been notified by a family member that Ryan Albert, of the Marlton section of Evesham, was overdue from a planned climb on Thursday.

Albert's rental car was found at the Longs Peak trailhead Friday afternoon.

Park officials say Albert's planned destination or route was unknown.

The weather forecast on Saturday for the Longs Peak area calls for freezing temperatures and severe and unpredictable weather including snow, hail, sleet, thunder and lightning.

Albert was last seen leaving the Denver area early Thursday morning, October 4, wearing dark clothes and a backpack.

Park rangers ask anyone who was in the Longs Peak area since Thursday or who may have had contact with Albert regarding his trip to call 970-586-1204.

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