Search suspended for women missing near Huntington Lake

July 25, 2013 12:00:00 AM PDT
Rescue crews have suspended a search for four women reported missing deep in the mountains east of Huntington Lake.

Wednesday night, search and rescue mountaineers made contact with hikers who saw the women on the John Muir Trail near Lake Italy.

The hikers reported the females were all in good condition, and had resumed hiking north to their destination in Tuolumne County.

The group says they became disoriented due to smoke from the fire burning in the Sierra National Forest.