Staging area
Rescue personnel gather at the staging area at the trail head in the Esmeralda Basin below Ingalls Pass near Mount Stuart. (Kittitas County Sheriff's Office)

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Search crews found a missing Tacoma hiker near Lake Ingalls Tuesday.

Natalya Manko of Tacoma, 50, was reported missing at 12:20 a.m. Monday after she to failed to return from a planned day hike Saturday. The Lake Ingalls area is south of the Stuart range.