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Va., Md. Hikers Missing in Glacier National Park

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KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) - Rescue teams at Glacier National Park in northwestern Montana are searching in wintry conditions for two East Coast hikers reported missing by family members.

Park officials on Sunday said 50 searchers are looking for 32-year-old Neal Peckens of Virginia and 32-year-old Jason Hiser of Maryland. Hometowns weren't available.

The two were reported missing Friday after failing to catch a flight home from Montana.

Officials believe the two started hiking from the North Shore Trailhead at Two Medicine on Tuesday and planned to return to Two Medicine on Wednesday, and then do some day hikes. Their vehicle was found late Friday, and the search started Saturday.

Park spokeswoman Denise Germann says searchers are encountering 18 inches of snow on the trail, and clouds are preventing aerial searches of the rugged area.

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