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September 14, 2013

2 hikers from Maine walk down Colorado peak

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“I knew they’re smart and tough and had technical skills,” David Turell, a brother of Suzanne Turell, said from his home in Durham, N.H. “The question was whether their gear was going to keep them dry and warm enough, for long enough.”

Park rangers said they were taking the hikers from a trailhead in the Wild Basin area of Rocky Mountain National Park to Grand Lake, Colo. — the only way out of the park Friday.

Three roads on the park’s east side remained impassable Friday because of mud slides, said Rick Frost, a spokesman for the Park Service’s Intermountain Region in Denver.

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