Search Continues for Hikers in Glacier

Snow hinders rescue effort in National Park

Mount Sinopah

Glacier Park's Mount Sinopah     Photo: Daniel Ewert

Rescue teams continued the search for two missing hikers in Montana's Glacier National Park on Monday, where rugged conditions and winter weather were making it difficult to cover the area. Neal Peckens and Jason Hiser of Herndon, Virginia, were reported missing Friday after they failed to catch a return flight following their October 9-10 backpacking trip in the park. The pair have been described by their families as experienced hikers. "They're both in very good physical condition," Hiser's mother said. "They're both intelligent young men, just lost. We're hoping for the best." Park officials reported that 18" of snowfall this weekend had made it difficult for the 50-person search team to cover the Nyack Drainage area, where the men were expected to have camped.

Via Baltimore Sun

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