Hiker thought they were on a Loop

April 23, call out at 5:36 pm.  Ghost Ranch. Loren was DO. Aaron and Steve were going to go. Called off just after leaving gear room. Rick and Maria drove to Abiquiu but were turned around due to a found subject. Subjects thought Kitchen Mesa was a loop hike and continued along the trail. Called in via cell phone within sight of Ghost Ranch. The mission was ended before dark.