In this undated handout photo provided by Kim Brown, author and well-known hiker Karen Sykes stands at an overlook near Grand Coulee, Wash. Sykes, 70, who died of hypothermia in rugged terrain in ... more 
In this undated handout photo provided by Kim Brown, author and well-known hiker Karen Sykes stands at an overlook near Grand Coulee, Wash. Sykes, 70, who died of hypothermia in rugged terrain in Mount Rainier National Park over the weekend was experienced, prepared and knew the mountain well after having written dozens of stories about treks through the area. She did not have other injuries and her death was an accident, the Pierce County medical examiner's office said Monday, June 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Kim Brown) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Kim Brown
Mon, Jun 23, 2014 9:12 PM EDT