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Missing Hiker in Dusy Basin, Kings Canyon National Park

The photos show Ms. Salmon in clothing she was wearing on the trip.

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News Release Date: September 30, 2018

Contact: Dusy Basin SAR Media Info, 559-565-3704

Contact: Dusy Basin SAR Tipline, 559-565-3117

KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Calif. September 30, 2018 – Diane Salmon, 63, from Lafayette, California, was reported missing to the National Park Service late in the day on Friday, September 28, 2018. She was last seen on the Bishop Pass Trail on Friday morning on the Northside of the first lake in Dusy Basin below Knapsack Pass. She was hiking along trails along with two members of her family and was intending to cross Bishop Pass to exit at South Lake in Inyo National Forest Friday night.
The attached photos show Ms. Salmon in clothing she was wearing on the trip. She was also had a tan down-fill jacket with red / black stripe across the chest, back, and arms along with black ski pants. With her red Osprey backpack, she had a purple / black REI sleeping bag.

“With the poor weather forecasted, especially for the high sierra, we have been systematically working through the area and will continue to do so until it is no longer safe for search and rescuers,” said Incident Commander Tom Parrack.

Dusy Basin is located in the Sequoia-Kings Canyon Wilderness at over 11,000 feet with high alpine lakes. The terrain of the area is littered with boulders, white pine trees, and other shrubbery.

If you have seen or not seen Ms. Salmon or have been in the Dusy Basin Area, please contact Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park at 559-565-3117.

There are currently 21 responders assigned to this incident with more being ordered today. Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks are being support with assistance from Inyo County Sherriff and Yosemite National Park Search and Rescue (YOSAR).

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Last updated: September 30, 2018

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