Conservation officer assists hikers down Basic Cascade Trail in LincolnUnion Leader staff
October 15. 2017 12:04PM
LINCOLN — A conservation officer assisted a group of hikers, including a child, to safety after they became stranded in the dark on the Basin Cascade Trail, the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department said Sunday.
The four adults and child were stuck at a brook crossing and called for help around 7 p.m. Saturday, Fish and Game said in a release.
The group did not have lights or other equipment to stay the night in the mountains, according to the release.
A conservation officer hiked up to the group with lights, then escorted everybody down the trail by about 9 p.m., Fish and Game said.
Fish and Game identified the hikers as Richelle Sanchez, 27, of Manchester, Evelyn Canela, 25, Angel Folgar, 34, Cindy Archaga, 28, and Jade Chavez, 6, of New York.
Fish and Game reminds all hikers that daylight hours are getting shorter and nighttime temperatures can dip dangerously low this time of year, and hikers should plan carefully before going into the mountains.