Hiker lost in the Kaaterskill Clove [Apr 10]

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Hiker lost in the Kaaterskill Clove [Apr 10]

New postby dave » Sat May 01, 2021 12:00 pm

Town of Hunter in Greene County

Wilderness Search: On April 10 at 3:30 p.m., Greene County 911 contacted Acting Forest Ranger Lt. Dawson about a lost hiker at Kaaterskill Falls. Acting Lt. Dawson reached the subject by phone and found the 55-year-old man from Danbury, Connecticut, at the base of a 25-foot ledge. The Ranger escorted the hiker up a path through the ledge and up the steep slope until they reached the rail trail. The hiker and his dog hiked back along the trail to the subject's vehicle without assistance. The hiker reported that he came out for the day with his dog to take pictures of Kaaterskill and Bastion falls. The subject planned to hike off trail through the woods from the Kaaterskill Rail Trail to Bastion Falls, but did not realize that the terrain would involve ledges scattered along a steep slope. As he hiked down the slope, attempting to avoid a ledge, he became disoriented and concerned because he couldn't find his way back up the slope, so he yelled for help and called 911.

This is the area located below the Sphinx and above the Molly Smith Parking Area west of Bastion Falls.
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