MASS. HIKERS RESCUED ON CHOCORUA

by Gair on September 30, 2013

A NEW HAMPSHIRE FISH AND GAME OFFICER SAYS THREE WOMEN FROM MILFORD, MASS. WERE RESCUED SATURDAY NIGHT ON A TRAIL ON MOUNT CHOCORUA.

CONSERVATION OFFICER LT. JIM GOSS SAYS 41-YEAR-OLD HELENA PASSAMONTI, 40-YEAR-OLD LUCIA BADER AND 4O-YEAR-OLD JULIET RICE CLIMBED THE MOUNTAIN EARLIER SATURDAY UP THE CHAMPNEY FALLS TRAIL AND INTENDED TO RETURN TO THEIR CAR VIA THE BEE LINE AND BOLLES TRAILS.

GOSS SAYS THE BOLLES TRAIL HAS BEEN DAMAGED BY STORMS THAT HAVE MADE SECTIONS OF IT HARD TO FOLLOW AND WASHED OUT SOME OF ITS BRIDGES.

WHEN THE HIKERS WEREN’T ABLE TO FOLLOW THE TRAIL ANY FURTHER THEY MADE A CAMPFIRE AND CALLED 911 FOR HELP. CONSERVATION OFFICERS WERE NOTIFIED ABOUT 8 P.M. SATURDAY THE HIKERS WERE ABOUT TWO AND HALF MILES IN ON THE TRAIL FROM THE TRAILHEAD ON THE KANCAMAGUS HIGHWAY IN ALBANY.

THE OFFICERS HIKED IN TO FIND THE HIKERS, LOCATING THEM SHORTLY AFTER 11 P.M. SATURDAY, AND THEN ESCORTED THEM BACK TO THE TRAILHEAD, ARRIVING ABOUT 12:30 A.M. SUNDAY.

GOSS RECOMMENDS YOU VISIT THE WEBSITE AT www.hikesafe.com FOR HIKING PREPARATION TIPS.

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