Dear Editor,

Our names are Emma Tangren and Taydum Hill. We want to apologize for going out into the wilderness without telling an adult where we were going and going too far from our campsite even though we knew better. We are sorry for making everyone leave their families to come looking for us in the middle of the night. We want to thank all the Search and Rescue personnel, the helicopters, the police and all the people who came to help find us. We have learned our lesson and will never do it again.