SEATTLE, Wash.–

Two Seattle families are still trying to make contact with their teens who were traveling in Nepal before the earthquake. The families have not spoken with their daughters since the natural disaster.

Sydney Schumacher and Bailey Meola, both 19, planned a trek through the Langtang Valley as a graduation celebration.

Diane Schumacher, Sydney’s mother, last heard from her daughter by text about a week ago. Rachelle Brown, Bailey’s mother, posted a photo of the last video chat she had with her daughter last Sunday.

Both girls were known to be in the tremor zone.

The trip was an adventure between high school and college. Bailey had worked especially hard to pay for the trip.

“This was going to solidify what her purpose in life was going to be,” Diane said.

A website has been set up in an effort to find the girls.

Katrina Aman is an aspiring journalist who desires to be a person of positive influence. Particularly passionate about poverty alleviation and civil rights, she hopes her writing takes her where she can improve lives.