6/21/14 – Body found is likely Karen’s. The body was discovered in rough terrain off the trail. There are no reports of anyone else missing on the mountain, a park official said, so it is likely her.
Karen Sykes went missing while hiking while researching a story on hiking.
Sykes has written for many online publications and newspapers about hiking and even wrote a book about hiking in western Washington.
Sykes went missing in Mount Rainier National Park on Friday when she reached 5,000 feet on the east side of the mountain.
Searchers, including a helicopter have been looking for her and are focusing on an 8-mile area near Owyhigh Lakes Trail.