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Lost Hikers on Elm Ridge

New postPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2017 4:09 pm
by dave
On June 22 at approximately 6:30 p.m., DEC Central Dispatch received a call about two lost hikers in Elm Ridge Wild Forest. Elm Ridge is located in the Town of Windham, and can be access from Peck Road or Rt 23. There were two hikers lost. The male and female hikers, both 74 years old. When the hikers encountered another hiker, they were helped back to the main Trail. Forest Ranger Christine Nelson responded, signaled for the subjects by whistle, and located the pair on a side trail. Once located, the two hikers were walked out to the Peck Road trailhead in good condition.

We should note that Elm ridge has many trails. Some official trails and some unofficial trails. It is very easy to get lost on the trails. So, when you come to the entrance of the trails, take a picture of the map. Then you can refer to the map on the camera to determine where you are. Most hikers get lost on the Elm Ridge trails.

Western end of Elm Ridge