PaulR I followed this case as well, if only they had stayed with the climber that was found. I've been to Wa and Or, you really need to respect those mountains.
Last edited by RubyRed; 03-14-2010 at 08:53 PM.
I've been following this case but not really posting on the thread. Still curious about the Rapp guy. Of course, all suspicion of him comes from the roommate, and we don't know what the situation is between those two.
I hope that Shadow has a loving home... he will grieve just like the humans do. Poor pup.
Rest in peace, dear Katherine.
The body of Kate Huether, 24, of Portland was recovered late Sunday afternoon off the side of Table Mountain in the Columbia River Gorge, four miles north of Bonneville Dam.
JVM just did a bit on this case. She felt there were some unanswered questions, because Katherine was an experienced hiker. JVM also wonders about receipt found on trail. Says she will keep us posted.
Coroner: Trauma of fall down rock face killed hiker
The video in this article shows the rough terrain and snowy conditions on the trail, and there's a brief interview with her mother at the end. Her mother seems to think this was just a tragic accident.
Last edited by coklat; 03-15-2010 at 08:13 PM.
This photo of the top of the cliff (no graphic content!) was taken by the man who found her body:
Apparently there are lots of scenic lookout trails that branch off of the main trail, like this. Note the crumbly basalt edge.
Please think long and hard before calling a child a 'run-a-way':
You might be giving a 'perk' to the 'perp'.
Democracy requires the occasional necessity of deferring to the opinions of other people. (Winston Churchill)
Beautiful , yet scary to be hiking alone, on that.James Martin shows the rock ledge that caused him to have a "hunch" and led him to search further for missing Gorge hiker Kate Huether.
Last edited by RubyRed; 03-15-2010 at 08:26 PM.
Something still lurking in my head about foul play. How easy it would of been for someone to give her a shove off of there. Maybe I am just way too jaded by these cases at WS, but I am just not buying she fell. Call me a cynic
Even though you can't go back and make a brand new start, you can start now and make a brand new end