A University Place hiker who has been missing in the Cascade foothills near North Bend was found dead today.
Searchers scouring the Green Mountain area spotted his body about 3 p.m. at the 3,400-foot level.
“It looks like he more than likely fell a few hundred feet,” King County sheriff’s Sgt. Cindi West said. “We don’t know if he tripped or the slab gave way, but he didn’t survive the fall.”
The terrain in that area is punishing. There is no marked trail most of the way up the 4,600-foot peak, which includes scrambling over large talus fields and inching …