Zion National Park (UT)
The body of Dorothy Kaiser, 66, of Joshua Tree, California, was found at the base of Scouts Lookout on the afternoon of Tuesday, January 21. Kaiser was apparently visiting the park alone and was a guest at Zion Lodge. When her belongings were found in her room after her scheduled departure time, the park was notified and efforts were begun to locate her or her vehicle. Night patrol rangers found the latter at the Grotto parking area; it was still there on Tuesday morning, so a search was begun for her. A search team on West Rim trail saw some type of personal gear at the base of Scouts Lookout. A second team was sent to that location and found her body. Scout Lookout, about 900 feet above the floor of Zion Canyon, is a popular viewpoint along the trail. The fatality is being investigated by the county sheriff’s office in cooperation with the park.
[Submitted by Public Affairs]
NPS Morning Report Jan. 24, 2002