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Her mom went missing in Zion National Park. She needs experienced hikers to help bring her home

October 17, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

Kailey Chambers and her mother Holly Courtier traversed "The Narrows," a spectacular sliver of a canyon in Zion National Park, a month ago.

(CNN)Kailey Chambers and her mother Holly Courtier traversed "The Narrows," a spectacular sliver of a canyon in Zion National Park, a month ago.

Now Chambers is praying for the safe return of her mother, who has not been seen or heard from since October 6, when she embarked on a solo trip to Zion.

Both the National Park Service and Chambers say the last time anyone saw Courtier, she was getting off a shuttle van at the Grotto area stop that leads to several Zion hiking trails, including the Emerald Pools, the Kayenta trail and the West Rim trail.

"There is a vastness," said Amanda Rowland, a public information officer for Zion National Park.

Chambers thinks her mom is the type of person who could survive for more than a week outdoors in all of Zion's rugged glory.

"If I could say anything to her, I would say just keep fighting," Chambers said.

Chambers said she usually talks to her mother almost every day and that's why she is so worried about not hearing from her for well over a week.

"This was her dream, to see national parks," Chambers said.

Zion National Park lists what Courtier might be wearing: "Pistil gray trucker hat, Patagonia black Nano Puff Jacket, dark tank top, Danner Trail gray hiking boots, Osprey blue multi-day pack. "

Chambers believes the bigger multi-day pack indicates her mother may have planned a longer stay at the national park and hopes it means she brought lots of food and water.

The park service says the low temperatures in Zion dropped to only 50 degrees this month.

"We know time is running out, I just want to find her," Chambers said.

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