Hiker lost on the Southern part of the Escarpment Trail

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Hiker lost on the Southern part of the Escarpment Trail

New postby dave » Tue Sep 14, 2021 9:59 pm

Town of Hunter in Greene County

Wilderness Rescue:
On July 31 at 8:40 p.m., a 33-year-old hiker with a small dog called 911 to report she was lost while hiking the Escarpment trail on South Mountain. She started at Laurel House trailhead and became disoriented when it started getting dark and she encountered several trail junctures. Ranger Dawson received her coordinates from Greene 911, called her, and told her to stay where she was. When Ranger Dawson arrived, he learned she walked three-quarters of a mile on the trail in the opposite direction. He hiked to the new location, found her near Boulder Rock, and they hiked out. He gave her a ride to her vehicle and the scene was cleared at 10:47 p.m.
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