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June 24, 2014 at 8:12 PM

Mountaineers plan memorial service for Karen Sykes

A memorial service has been planned for Karen Sykes, a well-known outdoors writer whose body was found over the weekend in Mount Rainier National Park after she went missing while hiking. The service for Sykes, 70, will be held on July 14 at the Mountaineers Seattle Program Center in Magnuson Park. Attendees are invited to…

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June 22, 2014 at 4:07 PM

Friend: Body found near Mount Rainier is Karen Sykes

Corrected version A friend of well-known outdoors writer Karen Sykes said Sunday he has received a call from the National Park Service confirming that the body found yesterday on the east side of Mount Rainier is Sykes. Don Geyer said he believes he is one of a handful of people who received the call. Geyer was on…

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June 21, 2014 at 11:11 AM

Search continues on Mount Rainier for prominent hiker, writer

This is the third day of searching on Mount Rainier for prominent hiker and outdoors writer Karen Sykes. The effort today, on the mountain’s east side, involves a search from the air, and six ground crews and two dog teams. Crews are taking in an expanded area farther out from the Owyhigh Lakes Trail, according to …

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