LINKEDINCOMMENTMORE

The body of John Wright has been found in the Green Mountain area of the Snoqualmie National Forest.

Wright's body was found at the 3,400 foot level in the Green Mountain area. He had apparently fallen several hundred feet and did not survive the fall. Footprints led up to the cliff where he fell. It's not known if the cliff gave way or if he slipped.

Wright, 50, of University Place was reported missing after failing to pick up his daughter after his hike.

The search began Saturday morning. Wright's car was found at the Snoqualmie River Middle Fork Trailhead off Exit 34 along Interstate 90.

Searchers focused on the Green Mountain area of the Snoqualmie National Forest, where searchers found a footprint and a hiker reported seeing Wright on a trail Friday. The footprint was found about five miles where Wright's vehicle was found.

Two helicopters, horse teams and about 25 searchers on foot helped search for him, focusing their efforts on a drainage area on the south face of the mountain.

Wright has climbed Mount Rainier and Mount Baker and was described as an experienced hiker with good survival skills.

The Green Mountain area is rugged and steep with a maze of trees trunks and bushes.

Wright's family and friends are at the trailhead of the mountain and are said to be devastated.

Wright's body will be evacuated via helicopter.

KING 5's Travis Pittman, Jake Whittenberg, Susan Wyatt and Liza Javier contributed to this report.

Read or Share this story: http://www.nwcn.com/story/news/2014/07/30/12919044/