Lost hiker spends night in Little Cottonwood before being found

Posted at 6:20 AM, Jul 11, 2012
and last updated 2012-07-11 20:34:19-04

A hiker was found in good condition in Little Cottonwood Canyon at about noon Wednesday. She had been missing since 1:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Photo of Oknom Shim Han

Oknom Shim Han, 55, was hiking with friends and family on the White Pine Trail when she disappeared. The group had separated with faster hikers going ahead, while a slower group followed. Shim Han was somewhere between the two groups when she disappeared.

In Han, Shim Han's husband, said she is an avid hiking who has been on this trail more than 100 times. They have been hiking together for 35 years.

"I don't know what has happened," said Han. "Very mysterious, because that is a very clear trail head."

"She had some limited supplied with her," said Lt. Justin Hoyal, Unified Police Department. "How much, we don't know."

Photo of Oknom Shim Han

A rescue team and her family continued the search Wednesday morning.

Han brought some clothing belong to Shim Han for the police dogs assisting in the search.