Canadian hiker found dead near Tahoe Rim Trail |

Canadian hiker found dead near Tahoe Rim Trail

Kurt Hildebrand
Gordon Yorke

A Canadian hiker walking the Tahoe Rim Trail was found dead near his campsite on Monday morning, Sept. 4.

Gordon Yorke was last heard from 7:27 a.m. Aug. 25 when friends received a ping from a device he was carrying.

They reported him missing after failing to hear from him for a few days.

On Monday, search and rescue teams from Douglas and El Dorado counties aided by a California Highway Patrol helicopter scoured the trail. He was found near his tent at around noon.

Yorke planned to cover 12-15 miles a day, according to a post on Facebook about his disappearance.

His last supply pickup was in Tahoe City, which he missed.

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