An intensive search for a missing hiker in the Trinity Alps has ended tragically. 34-year-old Daniel Komins was reported missing last Wednesday after failing to return from a five day backpacking trip in the Trinity Alps. About a hundred people have been scouring a vast search area in extremely rugged and steep terrain with multiple helicopters and airplanes from the California National Guard, the CHP and the Civil Air Patrol, as well as dozens of ground searchers. Komins was an experienced hiker and was well equipped for traversing the very rugged high altitude terrain. He had a GPS tracking device that had apparently malfunctioned. On Sunday, a CHP helicopter crew spotted a backpack near Mirror Lake. A ground team in the area hiked over to the backpack and found Komins downhill from it. He had apparently fallen and suffered fatal injuries.