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PostThu Jun 19, 2014 4:12 pm 
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Just read some FB postings about Karen Sykes being lost on Mt. Rainier?
Anyone have information?
edit: I'm just praying for a good outcome, she was separated from her friend on the Owyhigh Lakes trail yesterday...searchers are looking for her.

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PostThu Jun 19, 2014 4:52 pm 
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I heard this too, but not sure if it's true. if so, sending good thoughts her way.
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PostThu Jun 19, 2014 4:55 pm 
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Don't know identity, but there is a search up there. Multiple county SAR teams involved. Also an air search. Last update I had was about two hours ago and search was still in progress at the time.

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PostThu Jun 19, 2014 5:44 pm 
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I've confirmed it is Karen.  I just spoke to somebody who was on the hike with her. Hoping for good news.

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PostThu Jun 19, 2014 5:47 pm 
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frown.gif  frown.gif

Sending good vibes, I hope the weather won't become too awful overnight.

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PostThu Jun 19, 2014 5:55 pm 
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frown.gif Praying for Karen, the fine SAR folks, and her family.

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PostThu Jun 19, 2014 5:58 pm 
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So worried about Karen. Really hoping for good news!
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PostThu Jun 19, 2014 6:00 pm 
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Oh no!
Fingers and toes are crossed! I hope she is ok!
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PostThu Jun 19, 2014 6:40 pm 
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Karen is experienced and savy, so I'm hoping she's just staying put waiting for help. Good vibes to Karen and SAR.

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PostThu Jun 19, 2014 7:05 pm 
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I was there a week or so ago, fog made route finding difficult at times. Hoping for good news soon!
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PostThu Jun 19, 2014 7:28 pm 
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Just to clarify, while their destination was Owyhigh Lakes, it was not via the Owyhigh Lakes trail.  It was via Deer Falls from SR 123.  The trail/area has been closed for containment while SAR operations are in place.  The search will resume in the morning.

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PostThu Jun 19, 2014 7:46 pm 
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I am concerned for Karen's well being in this situation too.   I only know her through her trip reports, columns and presence on this forum.  May she be as warm and comfortable as possible until she is found.  ~z
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PostThu Jun 19, 2014 7:56 pm 
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Praying for Miss. Karen.  Good wishes and luck to all!

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PostThu Jun 19, 2014 8:15 pm 
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I'm sending my hopes and wishes for her to spend a warm and comfortable night in her emergency gear, and to be found in good shape tomorrow.

She's an experienced hiker and it's a reasonable thing to hope for.
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PostThu Jun 19, 2014 8:19 pm 
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I know all the well wishes are appreciated.  I too am holding out hope that she is found early tomorrow in good condition.  Understand, tonight will actually be her second night out.

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