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July 14, 2014 at 5:34 PM

Hiker, 64, missing on Mount Rainier’s Wonderland Trail

Search crews continue to comb the Wonderland Trail on Mount Rainier for a hiker who was reported missing early Sunday morning. Edwin Birch, 64, of Tacoma, and his son planned a day hike on the 19-mile trail with each hiking the trail from opposite ends and crossing paths in the middle. Birch began his hike at Box Canyon and…


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June 29, 2014 at 9:40 AM

Hiker, rescue volunteer die at Pilchuck Falls

A hiker and a man who attempted to rescue the hiker fell to their deaths at Pilchuck Falls in Skagit County on Saturday, according to the Skagit County Sheriff’s Office. At about 9:40 p.m. Saturday, sheriff’s deputies from Skagit and Snohomish counties, along with Skagit County search and rescue personnel, were called to the scene near Lake Cavanaugh with…


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June 23, 2014 at 2:52 PM

UPDATE: Rainier hiker Karen Sykes died from hypothermia

UPDATE, 4:52 p.m. | Karen Sykes died of hypothermia with the secondary cause of heart disease, the Pierce County Medical Examiner’s office said this afternoon. Her death was determined to be an accident. ORIGINAL POST | PHUONG LE The Associated Press The hiker whose body was found in Mount Rainier National Park over the weekend was…


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June 4, 2014 at 6:17 AM

Body found on Phoenix mountain tentatively ID’d

PHOENIX (AP) — Police tentatively identified  a body found near the top of a Phoenix mountain  as a 23-year-old Seattle man who went missing after going on a weekend hike. Police Sgt. Trent Crump says the Maricopa County Medical Examiner’s Office will confirm whether the body recovered from Echo Canyon late Tuesday is that of missing…


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April 20, 2014 at 9:00 AM

Sunday Memo: Sounders up, M’s down … Boy Scout killed … Minimum wage negotiations

Winners, losers: The Sounders were winners in their 2-1 match against Chivas yesterday, but the poor Mariners were shut out in a 7-0 loss to Miami. It was the Mariners’ fifth straight loss. The M’s face the Marlins again today. Game time is 10:10 a.m. So very tragic: A 12-year-old Boy…


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October 6, 2013 at 3:56 PM

Missing Pacific Crest Trail hiker found safe

By The Associated Press YAKIMA — A 23-year-old woman reported missing while hiking the Pacific Crest Trail in southwest Washington has been found safe, but a search for an Oregon man has been suspended. Alejandra Wilson was located yesterday afternoon, authorities said. She was cold and tired but otherwise OK. A search team spotted the Oregon woman walking…


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September 27, 2013 at 6:19 PM

Hiker, 66, found dead in Mount Rainier National Park

The body of a missing 66-year-old hiker was found Friday in Mount Rainier National Park by rangers and volunteers after an overnight search on Pinnacle Peak, a news release said. The man, George Merriam, of Lakewood, had been reported missing by his wife Thursday night. He was spotted from a search helicopter around 8:30 a.m. lying…


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August 29, 2013 at 12:32 PM

Hiker falls to death near Rattlesnake Lake

UPDATE 8:11 p.m.: The body of the man who died today at Rattlesnake Ridge was found about 150 feet below the ledge his friend said he’d fallen from. The woman told responding officers that she and the man had hiked to the top of the ridge, where she was taking pictures of him. He slipped and fell…


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August 6, 2013 at 11:30 AM

Vegan hiker nears Pacific Crest Trail record

A California man raising money for an animal welfare group appears to be on the verge of setting a new record for walking the 2,655-mile Pacific Crest Trail from Mexico to Canada. Backers say Josh Garrett, 30, a college track coach and fitness instructor, could shave several days of the current record of 64 days, 11 hours…


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