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Ken Koski missing in the Wind River Mountains. Photo by Ken Koski Family.
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Ken Koski missing in the Wind River Mountains

In September, Wyoming Public Defender Ken Koski went missing in the Pyramid Lake – Big Sandy area of the southern Wind River Mountains. Search efforts went on for five days trying to locate the missing hiker, with teams searching on foot, horseback, with K-9 search dogs and by helicopter. On the 5th day, a high angle team led by Todd Skinner, found Mr. Koski’s body on the rugged slopes of Mount Bonneville. He apparently fell approximately 400 to 500 feet from the summit, landing in a crevice on the side of the mountain. It is speculated he was blown off the top of the mountain by the high winds, perhaps while leaning over taking photographs. Many volunteers helped with the search. The family was deeply grateful for the efforts of the searchers, and said Ken loved Mount Bonneville. They quoted from a journal entry that he wrote: "There is no place that I would rather be than right here, right now, unless it was with my family." More

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