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Stranded Hikers

| September 17, 2013


Two women from Maine say they were one bad event from disaster during their two-day ordeal atop a storm-socked Colorado peak.
Thirty-two-year-old Connie Yang and 33-year-old Suzanne Turell, both of York, say they took advantage of a break in an ice storm atop the 14,200-foot Longs Peak hike down a gully and into a valley to escape the bad weather.

After enduring the first night on the peak in potentially deadly freezing temperatures, they set their tent in the valley for a second night of what they described as uncontrollable shivering.

They reached a rangers’ station Friday and were ferried out of Rocky Mountain National Park on ATVs.

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