Hiker finds body on trail in Columbia River Gorge

He had been staying at the nearby Tenas Camp campsite

The Columbia River Gorge and Crown Point, at right, are shown Monday, Aug. 2, 2010, near Corbett, Ore. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

HOOD RIVER, Ore. (AP) — Authorities are investigating after a hiker found the body of a man on a popular trail in the Columbia River Gorge on Friday.

Deputies with the Hood River County sheriff’s office say the man was in his 50s and died of natural causes within the last 24 hours.

Deputies say the man had been staying at the nearby Tenas Camp campsite.

His name hasn’t been released.