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Hikers lost in the dark on Sugarloaf Mtn

New postPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 11:44 am
by dave
Town of Hunter in Greene County

Search: On Jan. 18, Greene County 911 requested Forest Ranger assistance in locating two lost hikers on the Mink Hollow Trail in Indian Head Wild Forest. The two hikers from Long Island went on a day hike up Sugarloaf Mountain from the Roaring Kill Trailhead. The hike took longer than expected due to icy conditions on the trail. As the pair hiked back to the trailhead on the Mink Hollow trail, they ran out of daylight and their flashlight broke, leaving the hikers stranded in the darkness. They called Greene 911 and Forest Rangers Dawson and Nally responded, locating them about 1.8 miles up the Mink Hollow trail. The hikers were walked out to their vehicle by midnight.