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Kittitas (pronounced 'KITT-i-tass') County is located in central Washington
State. It spans from the lush forested Cascade Mountains to the upper Yakima River Valley plains and
the Columbia River.
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On Wednesday, October 30th, Kittitas County Sheriff's Office personnel and Search and Rescue volunteers responded to an injured hiker near Mirror Lake on the Pacific Crest Trail, a few miles south of Hyak.
The injured hiker, Greg Wright, 46, of Redmond, WA, had slipped on the icy trail and had a possible broken ankle. He was prepared properly for the time of year and conditions that he was in, and was able to stay warm in the cold temperatures and wind chill (in the 20’s). The area is known locally as Windy Pass. Backcountry Ground Team members from Kittitas County Search and Rescue, supported by Comm Van personnel from base camp at the trailhead, responded to the hiker. They were able to splint his ankle and transport him out via a wheeled litter. He was in good spirits, although a little cold, when he got back to the trailhead. He was transported by private vehicle to Snoqualmie Pass, where he was met by friends who were going to take him to see a doctor.
Kittitas County, from the Cascades to the Columbia, and online at http://www.co.kittitas.wa.us
Kittitas County Sheriff's Office 509-962-7525
Kittitas County has a total area of 2,333 square miles. The highest point in the county is Mount Daniel at 7,959 feet above sea level.