The search for two hikers along the Pacific Crest Trail in Washington continues, as two others have been found to be safe. Kristopher Zitzewitz and Alejandra Wilson are both reportedly missing, though their cases are separate from one another. The Associated Press via ABC News shared the latest details on Oct. 2.
Zitzewitz was last seen on Saturday in the Bad Lava Beds area. Wilson was last in contact with her father last Friday as she left Trout Lake. She was due to check in again on Monday, but her father reportedly had not heard from her. Two other hikers from the Pacific Crest Trail in Washington, Matt Margiotta and Kyla Arnold, were found Tuesday evening.
Weather has been an issue in the search for the missing hikers. Authorities indicate that weather is often a problem toward the fall in the area, and an unusually early snowfall has clearly created issues for some hikers. Arnold and Margiotta were able to connect with rescuers via cellphone to give their coordinates. So far it seems Wilson is too far north to have cell service, and little seems to be known about Zitzewitz's progress.
The area has been hit with waist-deep snow, hampering rescue efforts to find the hikers in the Pacific Crest Trail in Washington.