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Counselor at Yelm’s Camp of the Cascades dies in hiking fall

– “St. Mary’s Academy community mourning loss of recent grads killed in cliff fall”
“The local community is mourning the loss of two young women who died on a backpacking trip when they fell off a cliff along the Pacific Crest Trail.

Friends say Emily Lang and Emma Place, both 19, were cut from the same cloth – two young women with big hearts and big plans, just starting their lives. But on Saturday [August 12, 2017] evening, hikers found their bodies below a 150 foot cliff, six miles northwest of Timberline Lodge. Investigators can only assume they fell.”

“Place spent the summer working as a counselor at Cascades Camp in Yelm, Washington. She grew up there as a camper. Assistant Director Rob Mohrweis says Place had a strong faith and a passion for service. The staff is devastated.”

“The teens graduated from St. Mary’s Academy together in 2016,” by Jamie Wilson, KPTV.com, Portland.
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Posted by Steve on August 17, 2017 at 12:03 am | Permalink

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