Rescue crews are preparing to resume a search for two hikers who have been missing in Victoria's alpine region for three nights.
Officers on horseback, a police helicopter and ground searchers are looking for experienced hikers Trevor Salvado, 60, and Jacinda Bohan, 58 who disappeared around Mount Buffalo on Friday.
The Essendon couple were due to meet friends for an annual long weekend getaway and were last seen at a caravan park in Bright in their Skoda car on Friday.
The husband and wife were due to get back from a bushwalk at Reservoir Track, on Mount Buffalo, around midday but did not return. Their car has since been found abandoned.
Victoria Police Inspector Kerrie Hicks said the pair had been hiking earlier last week.
"They are really fit, strong hikers and well-experienced at hiking in the area," she said.
A friend of the couple, Mario De Vuono, said they did "like to get out and adventure into the tracks".
"They are usually very well-prepared when they go out. It is very out-of-character for them not to return. We are hopeful for a good outcome," he told Nine Network.
Mr Salvado has short grey hair, blue eyes, grey moustache, a fair complexion, stands about 183cm tall and has a medium build.
Ms Bohan is about 170 cm tall, with a thin build, light brown/blonde short hair, blue eyes and a fair complexion.
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