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Pacific Crest hiker found; Gifford-Pinchot hiker search suspended

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SKAMANIA COUNTY, WA (KPTV/AP) -

A woman who disappeared while hiking the Pacific Crest Trail was found safe Saturday, while the search for a man in the Gifford-Pinchot National Forest has come to an end.

Alejandra Wilson, 23, was reported missing after becoming overdue for a check-in last Monday.

She was spotted walking near the Skamania-Yakima county line Saturday afternoon.

Sgt. George Town of the Yakima County Sheriff's office says Wilson reported that she got stranded by a snow storm and waited until conditions improved before walking out.

She was cold and tired but otherwise OK.

Meanwhile, the search was suspended for 31-year-old Kristopher Zitzewitz, of Portland.

Zitzewitz was last seen Sept. 28 in the Big Lava Beds area of the Gifford Pinchot National Forest.

Skamania County Undersheriff Dave Cox says more than 100 people searched for him Saturday.

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