Hiker lost on Devil's Path

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Hiker lost on Devil's Path

New postby dave » Tue Aug 15, 2017 3:53 pm

Town of Hunter inGreene County

Search: On August 11 at 2:58 p.m., a 36-year-old male hiker from New York City called Greene County 911 requesting assistance to get out of the woods. The subject stated he and two other hikers began their hike at Prediger Road the previous day. The group planned to hike the entire Devil's Path in two days, but didn't get as far as expected. They camped at Mink Hollow Thursday night. On Friday, two of the hikers continued on while one subject experienced knee pain and decided to hike out a shortcut to Mink Hollow to meet his party at Devil's Tombstone Campground. He had no map and was unfamiliar with the area. When he could no longer find trail markers, he used his cell phone to call for help. A Forest Ranger contacted the subject by phone and determined he was near the Mink Hollow spring. The Ranger responded to the hiker's location, guided him to the road, and gave him a courtesy ride to his car at Prediger Road.
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Re: Hiker lost on Devil's Path

New postby Andrew » Sat Aug 26, 2017 9:40 am

Sounds like the group wasn't in physical shape that they thought they were and/or weren't experienced hikes.

There are so many prospective hikers from the lower tri-state area that underestimate the Catskills!
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