SNOQUALMIE PASS, Wash. - Two hikers who were rescued Tuesday morning in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness near Snoqualmie Pass were tired, hungry and scratched but otherwise OK.
KIRO reports they were found by a Snohomish County sheriff's helicopter after cell phone pings gave their general location. They were picked up by a King County sheriff's copter and flown to North Bend.
The two, 18-year-old Ricardo Perez of Edmonds and 19-year-old Brian Chim of Mukilteo, were reported missing by their parents Sunday after they failed to return from a day hike in the Mason Lake area.
Perez says they lost the trail in the snow. They hiked 17 miles the wrong direction.
Both were wearing shorts and only had a chocolate bar, some beef jerky and dried mango slices to eat.
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