hikers in snowNew Hampshire Fish and Game officials say a Massachusetts woman is lucky she did not suffer more serious injuries after hiking Mount Moosilauke in 11-degree weather without necessary gear, including extra clothing and appropriate footwear, according to an article on UnionLeader.com.

Officials said about 4:30 p.m. Sunday, about three hours after she and five others set out to hike the mountain, Shengyang Wang, 25, began experiencing signs of exhaustion, dehydration and hypothermia near the South Peak of Mount Moosilauke.

The group stopped and tried to help her but, as a whole, the hikers were ill prepared for the conditions and did not have the appropriate resources, according to Fish and Game officials. Only one member of the group had reportedly ever hiked the White Mountains in winter, and the group reportedly did not have any extra clothing, light sources or first aid equipment.

Read about the rescue effort that saved a hiker on Mount Moosilauke.