(Information from: The Daily Herald, http://www.heraldnet.com)
SNOQUALMIE PASS, Wash. (AP) — The family of an Everett man who has been missing since October says he has been found dead northeast of Snoqualmie Pass.
The Herald reports 28-year-old Gavin Johnston told his father Oct. 17 he was heading to Stevens Pass for a two-month trip on a section of the Pacific Crest Trail that spans from Canada to Mexico.
His family said he had almost no hiking experience and may have had a mental health crisis.
The King County Sheriff’s Office says a body was found Monday in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness Area.
The medical examiner’s office hasn’t released an official identification, but the family says they’ve been told a hiker found Johnston near the trail, by Glacier Lake, in a sleeping bag.
Johnston’s stepmother Debora Johnston says with him was a note, his phone, wallet and gear.