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UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 4, 2019

Spokane hiker found dead at base of steep slope north of Cle Elum

Sean Mortensen, 19, from Spokane was found dead Sunday after he left his hiking partners north of Cle Elum on Friday and did not return.

Dog leads searchers to body of owner who died while hiking

An Eatonville, Washington, man died while hiking, but his dog wouldn’t leave his side and eventually alerted rescuers to their location.

German hiker, stuck on the Pacific Crest Trail, saved by a stranger

Having been caught herself by bad weather, Nancy Abell tried to persuade a hiker to turn back. The hiker didn’t, but Abell gathered enough information for the Snohomish County Search …

UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 11, 2018

Sheriff: Oregon hiker likely killed by cougar

The Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office says a dead hiker was likely killed by a cougar, marking the first verified fatal attack by a wild cougar in Oregon.

Boulders fall on 71-year-old Boise man hiking in the Sawtooths. Here’s his status

A Boise man hiking in the Sawtooth Mountains southeast of Grandjean survived last week after he was struck by two boulders.

Missing Ohio hiker found alive on flank of Mount St. Helens

Authorities say an Ohio man has been found alive after he went missing nearly a week ago on a hike near Mount St. Helens in Washington state.

Helicopter crew responds to emergency beacon, lifts body out

The body of a 44-year-old hiker from the Seattle area was airlifted off Buck Mountain by a Navy helicopter rescue unit early Sunday morning, according to the Chelan County Sheriff’s …

Hiker dies in Mount Rainier National Park

A hiker has been killed in Mount Rainier National Park after being swept away by the swift waters of the West Fork of the White River.

UPDATED: Tue., July 10, 2018

Sheriff’s office deploys helicopter to save lost hiker on Mount Spokane

The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office said deputies rescued a hiker who spent Monday night lost in the woods on Mount Spokane.

UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 26, 2017

Missing hiker found alive near Mount Hood

A hiker reported missing in Oregon has been found alive near Mount Hood.

Hiker finds body along riverbank in Bowl and Pitcher area

A hiker came across a dead body Monday afternoon in the Bowl and Pitcher area of Riverside State Park. Spokane police said the case is being treated as an unattended …

Body of hiker who fell from cliff recovered on Oregon beach

Police say the body of a hiker who fell from an Oregon cliff more than a week ago has washed ashore.

Hiker safe after cold night on 7,201-foot Mount Pugh

The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office says a 25-year-old Seattle man is safe after rescue crews helped him through a cold night near the summit of Mount Pugh, west of Glacier …

California hiker rescued by U.S. Coast Guard in Oregon

A California woman who went missing while hiking in Oregon has been rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard.

Officials think body found in Olympic National Park is missing hiker

Officials believe a body found in Olympic National Park is a hiker who went missing in April.

Man survives 1,000-foot fall into Oregon crater

A man has survived a roughly 1,000-foot (304-meter) fall into the Crater Lake caldera.

Hiker rescued from canyon in southern Idaho

Officials say a hiker has been rescued from the Snake River Canyon in south-central Idaho.

Woman missing for nearly a week in Montana found alive

A 23-year-old woman who spent a week lost in a Montana wilderness area with her dog thanked her rescuers Wednesday and said she and her parents planned to go get …

Hiker in Washington finds remains of Oregon man who likely fled police pursuit

Authorities say a hiker in Washington has discovered the human remains of a 24-year-old Oregon man in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest.

Hiker dies after fall in southwest Idaho recreation area

Authorities say a 20-year-old man has died after falling more than 70 feet off a cliff in a southwest Idaho hiking area.

Search suspended for missing Pacific Crest Trail hiker

Kittitas County authorities have suspended a search for a Pacific Crest Trail hiker who was last seen nearly a month ago.

Washington crews look for missing Pacific Crest Trail hiker

Searchers in Yakima and Kittitas counties are still searching for a Pacific Crest Trail hiker who was last seen nearly three weeks ago.

Rescue team finds body of missing climber near Colchuck Peak

Authorities have located the body of a Portland, Oregon, man who went missing during a planned climb of Colchuck Peak last fall.

Woman dies in hiking fall near North Bend

Authorities say a woman has died after falling about 100 feet while hiking on a trail about 30 miles east of Seattle.

Injured hiker rescued after falling off cliff in Coos Bay

A 20-year-old man who fell off a cliff while hiking in Sunset Bay on the Oregon Coast has been rescued.

Teen rescued by helicopter after fall on Mount Si

A helicopter rescued a badly injured teen off Mount Si after he tumbled 90 feet.

Parents say fallen hiker loved mountains, life

Qi He, of central China, who died glissading in Aasgard Pass, was remembered for his love of the mountains. His parents chose to have him buried Saturday in Leavenworth’s Mountain …

Hiker vanishes over edge in Alpine Lakes Wilderness

The Chelan County Sheriff’s Office says it’s looking for a hiker who vanished over the edge of a waterfall hole while sliding down Aasgard Pass in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness.

Doomed Appalachian Trail hiker’s decision to stay put was the right one – at first

An Appalachian Trail hiker who died after getting lost in the woods of Maine did the right thing by setting up camp to wait for help, officials say. But the …

Missing hiker found dead last year kept journal of ordeal

An Appalachian Trail hiker whose remains were discovered last year survived at least 26 days after getting lost and kept a journal of her ordeal, according to investigatory documents.