Chenevert had minimal hiking experience and very little water with him.
A rescue unit was dispatched, along with a sheriff's helicopter and bloodhound, to try to locate Chenevert.
Residents on Cecil Drive in Whitewater called law enforcement, saying a suspicious person was knocking on doors. It turned out to be Chenevert.
He said he had a sore ankle from walking several miles in the darkness but declined medical treatment.