Hikers lost at end of Southern Escarpment [Jan 12]

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Hikers lost at end of Southern Escarpment [Jan 12]

New postby dave » Sat May 01, 2021 11:13 am

Town of Hunter in Greene County

Wilderness Rescue: On Jan. 12 at 6 p.m., DEC's Central Office Dispatch received a call from Greene County 911 regarding two lost hikers on Layman's Monument Trail near Kaaterskill Falls. After notification, Forest Ranger Fox contacted the hikers on their cellphone and ascertained their location and condition. The hikers from New York City informed Ranger Fox they were at Layman's Monument on the Escarpment Trail with no injuries, but needed assistance hiking out due to darkness and icy trail conditions. Ranger Fox and Acting Lt. Breigle responded to the trailhead, along with the Hunter Police Department. Rangers located the hikers a mile in on the Escarpment Trail and provided them with hand/feet warmers, head lamps, and micro spikes. The group then proceeded to hike back out to the Lauren House Road trailhead and Rangers were clear of the scene at 8:20 p.m.
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