[cnn-photo-caption image=http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/POLITICS/06/23/south.carolina.governor.hiking/art.mark.sanford.gi.jpg caption= "Gov. Mark Sanford was hiking along the Appalachian Trail, a spokesman said late Monday."]
Aides for South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford say they're stunned by all the fuss over his mysterious five-day disappearance. They say he's been hiking along the Appalachian Trail. But not everyone is buying the explanation.
Sanford is expected back in the office in Columbia, South Carolina tomorrow. Though, there are lingering questions. For one, aides are not saying where Stanford was on the 2,175-mile trail and whether his security detail was traveling with him. The trail goes thru 14 states, but not South Carolina.
The governor skipped out on Father's Day with his four sons. His wife even said yesterday she had no idea where he was over the weekend.
We sent 360's David Mattingly to South Carolina to dig deeper into this story. He'll have the latest on the governor's mysterious travels tonight on AC360°. David spoke to the state's first lady, Jenny Sanford, today after waiting for hours outside their family beach house. CLICK HERE for details on their conversation.
Stanford's supporters say it's not unusual for him to take off and be by himself at the end of the state's legislative session.
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