Hiker lost on Plateau Mtn

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Hiker lost on Plateau Mtn

New postby dave » Tue May 17, 2016 11:15 pm

Indian Head Wilderness

Lost hiker: On May 11, 2016, at 4:30 p.m., DEC dispatch received a report of a lost hiker on the Devil's Path hiking trail. A 31-year-old woman became lost and unable to locate the marked trail. The hiker stated she was in very thick woods and unable to find her way out, but she thought she was approximately one mile from Notch Lake. GPS coordinates from the lost subject's cell phone indicated she was north of Danny's Lookout near the top of Plateau Mountain. A DEC Forest Ranger responded and began to hike in while a DEC Environmental Conservation officer provided communications from Notch Lake. The Ranger located the woman and her dog approximately a quarter mile north of the Devil's Path and Danny's Lookout. They both bushwhacked back to the trail and hiked the remaining 1.3 miles out to Notch Lake. The hiker did not require any medical attention. The incident concluded at 8:30 p.m.
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