Two hikers with no lights or map had to be rescued near New Hampshire’s challenging North Twin Trail last night.
At 9:32 p.m., New Hampshire Fish and Game officers were notified of two lost hikers. Nathan Wood, 25, of North Port, Florida, called 911 to report that his hiking companions were lost off trail without lights somewhere near the North Twin Trail.
The North Twin Trail is an 8.2-mile, out-and-back trail that climbs to the summit of North Twin in Bethlehem, New Hampshire. The trail features nearly 3,000 feet of elevation gain and is rated as “Difficult” by AllTrails.com.
The two lost hikers were identified as Matthew Wood, 29, of Providence, Rhode Island, and Robert Wood, 25, of Sarasota, Florida.
A GPS coordinate was obtained for the two lost hikers, putting them roughly one mile from the trailhead. Conservation Officers hiked into their location, locating the lost hikers at 11:58 p.m.
The hikers were given lights and were walked out, reaching their vehicle at 12:30 a.m. Officials said no one in the group had a map or lights; they were using their cell phones.