PORTLAND -- Two hikers are safe after losing the Columbia Gorge trail they were hiking on and being stranded into the night.

Elizabeth Flanagan, 36, and 44-year-old Sue Giordano from Portland were hiking above the snow line at Nesmith Point when they realized they couldn't find the trail and their footprints had been covered with snow. They were dressed for the conditions and had food and water with them.

Multnomah County Search and Rescue teams set out Saturday evening and reached them just after midnight. They completed their descent just before 4 a.m. Sunday.

Neither was injured.

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