Marblemount, WA – 28-year old Rachel Jayanne Lakoduk of Moses Lake, Washington remains missing 5-months after she disappeared on an overnight hike on October 17th, 2019 on the Hidden Lake Trail in Marblemount, Washington.
Prior to her disappearance, Rachel reportedly told her family that she was headed out to Hidden Lake Trail and would be hiking about seven miles to a popular lookout cabin, where she would spend the night with the intention of returning the next day then meeting a friend. After her family learned that she could not be reached by the friend after several attempts, they called authorities, who found Rachel’s vehicle at the trailhead but she has not been heard from since.
Heavy Fog, rain and snow hampered search and rescue efforts and rescuers had to turn back several times before they were able to reach the cabin. On another attempt, rescuers reached the cabin but Rachel was not found in the cabin. Skagit County Undersheriff Chad Clark had told reporters at the time that “it didn’t look like she had been there at all.”
Multiple Search and Rescue crews worked for over a week to locate Rachel using K-9’s, Ground Pounders and Aerial Search crews but were unsuccessful in finding her in October. As weather warms up and people start venturing back out into the mountains and trails, Rachel’s family and friends ask that anyone heading out on the Hidden Lake Trail, keep an eye out for Rachel’s remains or any of her gear.
Rachel was described as a Caucasian female, 130 pounds, 5’4″ tall with long curly red hair. She had brown eyes, freckles and a beauty mark on her left eye. She wore size 7/8 shoes. At the time Rachel went missing she was said to be wearing Thermal tights under shorts, a long sleeve shirt under a “NASA” tank top and carrying a green hiking backpack with overnight supplies. See the missing person flyer below for further description of her hiking gear.