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Missing Hikers
This Oct. 7, 2012 photo shows a pre-dawn view from the St. Mary and Virginia Falls trail in Glacier National Park in Montana. Rescue teams at Glacier National Park searched in wintery conditions and rugged terrain Sunday for two East Coast hikers reported missing by family members. Park officials said 50 searchers were looking for 32-year-old Neal Peckens of Virginia and 32-year-old Jason Hiser of Maryland. Hometowns weren't available. Weather was the biggest challenge facing searchers, who have found 18 inches of snow on the trail at higher elevations and five-foot drifts in some areas, spokeswoman Denise Germann said. (AP Photo/Daily Inter Lake, Brenda Ahearn)