2 Maine hikers tell how they survived being trapped by ice storm on Longs Peak

YORK, Maine - Two women from Maine say they were one bad event from disaster during two days trapped in an ice storm atop Longs Peak.

Thirty-two-year-old Connie Yang and 33-year-old Suzanne Turell, both of York, say they took advantage of a break in the storm atop the 14,200-foot peak. They managed to hike down a gully 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.

The women, who are co-workers at a New Hampshire sporting goods company, thanked everyone who helped in their rescue.

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