Two hikers who went missing in the San Gabriel Mountains Monday were found safe and well early Tuesday.
The male walkers, who are 62 and 75 years old, were found with apparent injuries and had started a camp fire to stay warm. The duo had been dropped off at the Mount Wilson Observatory at around 2 p.m. Monday for a five-hour hike, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said.
When they did meet up with family members as planned at 6 p.m. at a picnic area, they were reported missing two-and-a-half hours later.
A search began at 10:30 p.m, with Montrose, Altadena and Sierra Madre Search and Rescue, and Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s deputies assisting.