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Tag: Snoqualmie National Forest


Body of missing University Place hiker found

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

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Footprint found in snow near where missing University Place hiker was last seen

Searchers have found a footprint in the snow close to where a missing University Place hiker was last seen Friday in the Cascade foothills.

The search for missing 50-year-old John Wright continues today with about 40 personal, said sheriff’s spokesperson Sgt. Cindi West. They have about 30 searchers and a dozen horses working as part of the effort.

Another hiker reported seeing Wright on a trail Friday, and said Wright indicated he planned to explore the Green Mountain section of Snoqualmie National Forest.

Where they spoke and where Wright planned to hike are both close to where the footprint

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