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Hiker Lost off the Escarpment Trail

New postPosted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 11:43 am
by dave
Greene County - Town of Palenville

Search and Rescue : At 11:30 a.m. on May 31, Forest Rangers were called to search for a lost New Jersey couple on a day hike from North South Lake Campground to Inspiration Point on the Escarpment Trail. At the Catskill Mountain House site, the pair left the marked trail and followed an unmarked path. They continued until they became disoriented in thick vegetation and called North South Lake Campground for assistance. A Forest Ranger was notified by the campground staff through DEC Central Dispatch and responded to the Catskill Mountain House site. With the assistance of a phone interview and GPS coordinates, a Ranger located the hikers south of Escarpment Trail and escorted them back to the parking area.