Overdue hiker sought in Sequim area

Hunter B. Fraser, a 44-year-old California resident, was reported overdue by family. He was hiking in the Slab Camp area south of Sequim this week. (Photo courtesy of Clallam County Sheriff’s Office)

Hunter B. Fraser, a 44-year-old California resident, was reported overdue by family. He was hiking in the Slab Camp area south of Sequim this week. (Photo courtesy of Clallam County Sheriff’s Office)

SEQUIM — Clallam County search-and-rescue team members on Thursday were searching for an overdue hiker in the Slab Camp area just south of Sequim.

The Clallam County Sheriff’s Office was notified by Olympic National Park rangers on Wednesday that 44-year-old California resident, Hunter B. Fraser, was reported overdue by family.

Fraser left his vehicle at the Deer Ridge Trailhead on Monday “with the intent of hiking a 40-mile trek with two overnights, likely some kind of loop although the exact route is unknown,” sheriff’s office representatives said.

Hunter B. Fraser, a 44-year-old California resident, was reported overdue by family. He was hiking in the Slab Camp area south of Sequim this week. (Photo courtesy of Clallam County Sheriff’s Office)

Hunter B. Fraser, a 44-year-old California resident, was reported overdue by family. He was hiking in the Slab Camp area south of Sequim this week. (Photo courtesy of Clallam County Sheriff’s Office)

His family last had contact with him via text Tuesday morning. He was expected back in Seattle by mid-day Wednesday, the sheriff’s office said.

Clallam County Search and Rescue was activated. Two teams were searching the area on Thursday.

Fraser went out with a well-supplied gray backpack and has a teal, one-person Mountain Hardware “Solitude” tent.

Described as an extremely experienced solo hiker, he is 6 feet, 4 inches tall, trim and typically wears glasses.

Anyone who has seen Fraser or has information about his whereabouts are asked to notify the Clallam County Sheriff’s Office at 360-417-2459 (option 1).

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