Samantha Sayers went on a day-hike to Vesper Peak on August 1st, 2018, with the plan to return to cell service at 6pm. She did not make it back to her vehicle at the Sunrise Mine Trailhead and a missing persons report was subsequently filed.
Cell phone pings were recorded near the summit of Vesper Peak, and an eye-witness had lunch with her at the summit around 12pm. Below is the most current map of areas searched by the Snohomish County Sheriffs Office, Search and Rescue teams, and volunteer hikers/climbers.
Last Updated 08/23 18:30
It’s important to know that Vesper Peak is not an area for inexperienced hikers. The trail has some dangerous features and the snow pack has been unstable causing late season avalanches. Searching for Sam should be limited to qualified and experienced hikers, climbers and mountaineers. We don’t want to divert resources away from the search to have to rescue someone that isn’t qualified to be in the area. Below are some resources detailing the Vesper Peak area. Please study the maps and trail information before heading out, and always carry the 10 essentials.