hiker rescue http://nhpr.org en Deal Reached On 'Hike Safe' Card Program http://nhpr.org/post/deal-reached-hike-safe-card-program <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">House and Senate negotiators have reached a tentative agreement on a bill that creates a program to sell "hike safe" cards to hikers that would forgive them for any rescue expenses they'd otherwise owe New Hampshire if they were negligent.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The deal reached Friday still must be approved by the full House and Senate.</p> Fri, 23 May 2014 20:04:18 +0000 Associated Press 49077 at http://nhpr.org Deal Reached On 'Hike Safe' Card Program Michigan Hiker Charged $9,300 For Franconia Ridge Rescue http://nhpr.org/post/michigan-hiker-charged-9300-franconia-ridge-rescue <p>While the legislature considers whether to allow a $25 hiker’s card that would eliminate any chance of being charged for a rescue, a Michigan man is fighting a $9,300 bill for the help he got in 2012.</p><p>Earlier this month a judge in District Court in Concord <a href="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/nhpr/files/201401/Bacon_--_Court%27s_Order.pdf">decided</a> Edward Bacon of Northville, Michigan was negligent. That meant he should reimburse New Hampshire Fish and Game for the cost of his rescue from the Franconia Ridge.</p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 21:52:33 +0000 Chris Jensen 42661 at http://nhpr.org Lost Massachusetts Hiker Rescued After Spending Cold Night In White Mountains http://nhpr.org/post/lost-massachusetts-hiker-rescued-after-spending-cold-night-white-mountains <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A lost Massachusetts hiker was rescued Thursday afternoon after spending a bitterly cold night in the White Mountains.</span></p><p> Thu, 12 Dec 2013 22:00:13 +0000 Michael Brindley 40051 at http://nhpr.org Six Canadian Hikers Rescued From Mt. Washington http://nhpr.org/post/six-canadian-hikers-rescued-mt-washington <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Six Canadian hikers were helped off New Hampshire's Mount Washington after they called 911 from the mountain's auto road. &nbsp;</span></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>New Hampshire Fish and Game says the hikers were all in their 20s and from the province of Quebec. They had hiked up the Ammonoosuc Ravine Trail and reached the summit around 2 p.m. Saturday, but with temperatures at zero degrees and winds at 50 mph, they decided to walk down the auto road. Sun, 08 Dec 2013 17:23:15 +0000 Associated Press 39761 at http://nhpr.org Six Canadian Hikers Rescued From Mt. Washington N.H. Fish And Game: Hikers, Be Prepared This Fall http://nhpr.org/post/nh-fish-and-game-hikers-be-prepared-fall <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">New Hampshire Fish and Game officials are reminding hikers to be prepared this fall after several hikers needed to be rescued this week.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">A Vermont couple was found and helped down Mount Madison in Lancaster in an all-night rescue after the hikers were caught in a severe storm on Monday afternoon.</p> Wed, 09 Oct 2013 00:12:31 +0000 Associated Press 36426 at http://nhpr.org N.H. Fish And Game: Hikers, Be Prepared This Fall Two Hikers Caught In Storm Rescued From Mt. Madison http://nhpr.org/post/two-hikers-caught-storm-rescued-mt-madison <p>A search team rescued two hikers from the summit of Mount Madison early Tuesday morning, after they were caught in a severe rain and wind storm Monday evening.</p><p>Raymond Barnard and Stephanie Watkins, both of Brownville, Vermont, were hiking along the Pine Link Trail when heavy rain and winds approaching 90 miles per hour forced them to take shelter.</p><p>They called 911 around 7 p.m., as dense fog led to limited visibility and temperatures dropped.</p><p>Two Conservation Officers and two members of the Androscoggin Valley Search and Rescue Team found the couple around 1 a.m.</p> Tue, 08 Oct 2013 20:02:53 +0000 Michael Brindley 36407 at http://nhpr.org Two Hikers Caught In Storm Rescued From Mt. Madison Ohio Couple Rescued From Mount Washington http://nhpr.org/post/ohio-couple-rescued-mount-washington <p></p><p>Fish and Game officers rescued two Ohio hikers from a trail on Mount Washington Thursday night because the pair didn&rsquo;t have flashlights.</p><p>The husband and wife, Robert Scanlon and Candy Neville &ndash; both in their mid-60&rsquo;s - from Shaker, Heights Ohio, rode the Mount Washington Cog Railway to the top of Mount Washington, Fish and Game Lt. Wayne Saunders said in a news release.</p><p>Then, they decided to hike down on the Ammonoosuc Ravine Trail.</p> Fri, 27 Sep 2013 11:45:41 +0000 Chris Jensen 35748 at http://nhpr.org Ohio Couple Rescued From Mount Washington Man Killed In Fall On Mount Washington http://nhpr.org/post/man-killed-fall-mount-washington <p>A 25-year-old hiker was fatally injured in a fall Thursday afternoon while coming down the Tuckerman Ravine Trail on Mount Washington, according to Sgt. Mark Ober of New Hampshire Fish and Game.</p><p>The man was hiking with friends and left the trail to get water and a better look at a waterfall when he slipped and fell about 150 feet&nbsp;“landing on a small ledge approximately three quarters of the way up the Headwall," Ober wrote in a news release.</p> Fri, 20 Sep 2013 11:48:29 +0000 Chris Jensen 35331 at http://nhpr.org In N.H., Hikers Head Out Unprepared http://nhpr.org/post/nh-hikers-head-out-unprepared <p>In New Hampshire this summer, many hikers will hit the trail without proper gear.&nbsp; That’s the word from a <a href="http://news.brown.edu/pressreleases/2013/05/hikers">new Brown University study</a>. The report finds that younger hikers and those on shorter journeys are particularly likely to trek unprepared.</p><p></p> Wed, 29 May 2013 20:55:30 +0000 Ella Nilsen 28444 at http://nhpr.org Canadian Hikers Rescued from Mount Lafayette http://nhpr.org/post/canadian-hikers-rescued-mount-lafayette <p>Two Canadian men who were lost in the White Mountains overnight were rescued Monday afternoon after an extensive search by Fish and Game and a National Guard Black Hawk helicopter.</p><p>NHPR’s Chris Jensen reports.</p><p>The two Canadian men had planned to climb Mt. Lafayette, a 4,000-footer in the Franconia Notch.</p><p>But they lost their way late Sunday afternoon due to fog, high winds and blowing snow, says Dany Daigle of Quebec, one of the hikers.</p><p><em>“We found a big rock and sleep under it. We tried to make a fire and our matches didn’t work. And our water froze.”</em></p> Mon, 31 Dec 2012 20:58:03 +0000 Chris Jensen 19344 at http://nhpr.org