Search underway for missing hiker in North Cascades

August 10 update: Crews are still searching for missing hiker Sam Sayers. Loved ones said Friday a $20,000 reward is being offered for information that leads to Sayers.

Earlier coverage:

Crews are searching for a missing hiker in Snohomish County.

The Snohomish County Sheriff's Office said at about 1 a.m. Thursday, a 911 call came in to report that  a 28-year-old woman did not return from her hike on Vesper Peak in the North Cascades.

Her family told KIRO 7 the hiker's name is Sam Sayers. Sayers lives in Seattle and is an experienced day hiker.

She left Wednesday at 8 a.m. and was expected to check in by phone with her boyfriend at 6 p.m.

Searchers found her car still parked at the trailhead.

Search and rescue, the sheriff's office chopper SNOHAWK1, three K-9 teams and 50 search and rescue volunteers from Snohomish County, King County, Skagit County, Tacoma, Seattle, Olympic, and Everett Mountain Rescue continue to search for Sayers.

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