Everett Hiker Disappears on the Pacific Crest Trail

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Gavin Johnston

The call is going out for a missing hiker who disappeared earlier this month while walking the Pacific Crest Trail. Family members are asking for help locating 28 year old Gavin J Johnston, from Everett, who was last seen on October 21st walking the trail near Snoqualmie Pass. A multi-County search was launched after a Chelan County Sheriff’s Deputy discovered Johnston’s abandoned vehicle near the summit of Stevens Pass. Sheriff’s Spokesman, Jason Reinfeld says a helicopter search has turned up nothing so far . . .

Johnston reportedly told his father he wanted to hike the PCT for the next two months. Johnston is described as an inexperienced hiker without adequate gear for the conditions. If you have seen him or heard from him, call RiverCom at 663-9911.

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Steve Hair
Steve Hair is a 40-year veteran broadcast journalist who comes to NCW LIFE TV after a long career in radio. Steve and his wife Lynette and their three sons moved to the Wenatchee Valley from Central California in 1992. Steve served as News Director for KPQ News where he covered a multitude of stories of importance to North Central Washington, including two of Washington State’s largest wildfires. During his radio career Steve has received many awards from organizations such as the Associated Press, (Sacramento and Seattle Bureaus) The Washington State Farm Bureau, and the California Medical Association. Steve is a sports addict. Time off usually finds him sprawled out on the couch watching the Seahawks, Mariners or anything that prevents him from doing house chores.