New Hampshire Fish and Game officers rescued a lost hiker who had no map or warm clothes in the White Mountains early this morning.
According to Fish and Game officials, Tabitha Morrill, 32, of Haverhill, Massachusetts, was hiking alone in Franconia, New Hampshire on Wednesday when she became lost.
Officials said she’d intended to hike up the Falling Waters Trail and descend on the Greenleaf Trail and the Old Bridle Path. However, she walked by the Greenleaf Trail that goes to the AMC Greenleaf Hut, and she continued past the Skookumchuck Trail onto the Garfield Ridge Trail.
Morrill became worried that she was lost with darkness approaching and she called a friend. Her friend notified Fish and Game about the situation, and officials began a search around 7:30 p.m.
Staff from the AMC Greenleaf Hut located Morrill on the Garfield Ridge Trail. With winds increasing, temperatures dropping and rain in the forecast, rescuers helped Morrill down the Skookumchuck Trail, reaching Franconia Notch around 3 a.m. this morning.
Officials said Morrill had no map and didn’t have appropriate gear to endure an overnight stay in the mountains.