Woman hiker dies on Kenai Peninsula trail

Posted: Sunday, June 21, 2009

MOOSE PASS - A 25-year-old Girdwood woman died while on a hiking trip on a Kenai Peninsula trail.

Troopers took a call at 9:14 a.m. Thursday reporting that 25-year-old Sarah Thorn had died while hiking on the Devil's Creek Trail.

Chugach National Forest spokeswoman Mona Spargo said Thorn reported suffering from a migraine headache before she died. She was about 8 miles from the trailhead and 2 miles from the Devil's Pass cabin when she was stricken.

Thorn's companion called authorities from the trailhead at Mile 39 Seward Highway.

Troopers sent a helicopter to investigate and recover the body.

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