Local

4 snowshoers, dog safe after night lost outside

Four women and a dog who spent a night in the mountains after getting lost snowshoeing at Snoqualmie Pass have been rescued.

One of the women, 50-year-old Marynell Matt of Vashon Island, called 911 from her cell phone Sunday afternoon after they lost the trail. Rescuers kept in contact with her as the search continued Monday. Kittitas County Undersheriff Clayton Myers said they were found about 1 p.m. Monday.

They were brought back late Monday afternoon to a snow park where their car was parked.

The women were dressed appropriately for the weather and had food and water.

They left a trailhead in the Gold Creek area about noon Sunday. About 7 inches of snow fell overnight.

  Comments