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Missing hiker on Mt. Hood grew up in Touchet

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TOUCHET, Wash.--  In the town of only a few hundred, it's hard not to come across someone who knows Katie or the Nolan family. So news of Katie's disappearance on Mt. Hood has shocked the tiny town.

Nolan graduated Touchet High in 1998 and her teachers say she was active in sports and in the Future Farmers of America. But those close to her say she always wanted to go beyond just her small town; she ttraveledthe world helping women in need and was currently in Portland helping the homeless.

The town and family still think she could be alive and they say Nolan has climbed Mt. Hood before as well as other mountains in the Northwest. Meanwhile the search continues despite poor weather in the forecast.