Any person who has survived a sexual assault attack knows that this trauma sticks with you for the long haul.

On Tuesday afternoon, a woman was hiking in Boulder when she was sexually assaulted.

Women hiking alone is unfortunately not without its risks and we are all responsible for normalizing a safer environment for the members of our community

If you saw anything suspicious, on Tuesday, at the Walker Loop Trail off Flagstaff Road in Boulder County, just East of the Gross Reservoir, contact the Boulder sheriff's office.

The suspect has not yet been found but was described as Caucasian, bald, mid- 40's, "tall and thin, yet muscular" according to the Boulder sheriff's office and the Denver Channel.

He was wearing a mask during the attack.

Contact Boulder Det. Asa Merriam at 303-579-3611 or email at amerriam@bouldercounty.org.

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