TUFTONBORO, NH – Conservation Officers battled slick trails and messy weather to rescue a hiker in Tuftonboro this weekend. Fish and Game officials say that on Saturday Patricia Tarpley and her husband along with their three dogs were hiking with friends on Mt. Shaw, when she fell injuring her right shoulder.
Her companions were worried about her wellbeing so they called for help. Conservation Officers responded and hiked approximately two miles on trails that were a mix of ice and packed snow to reach the group. They then assisted Tarpley to her vehicle arriving safely a few hours later.
Fish and Game Officials said the hikers were well prepared for the conditions carrying micro-spikes, trekking poles and additional layers of clothing including rain gear.
They added that this incident is a good reminder to all people recreating in the outdoors to dress appropriately, hike with a partner or group and carry necessary equipment.
For more information about proper equipment for hiking the White Mountains visit hikesafe.com.