Two hikers were rescued from Capitol Peak after a hail storm moved in quickly Monday afternoon.
Around 12:30 p.m. another hiker saw the pair and called the sheriff's office. That hiker told deputies the pair was not hurt, but appeared uncomfortable with the descent down the mountain.
About 20 minutes the hikers themselves called for assistance due to inclement weather. Rescuers responded and reached the pair around 4 p.m. They helped the hikers across Knife Edge to safer ground.
No injuries were reported and all members of Mountain Rescue Aspen were out of the field by 6:10 p.m.
Mountain Rescue Aspen and the Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office would like to remind the public who travel into the backcountry to be prepared for all weather and a possible unexpected overnight stay in the backcountry