[at-l] section hiker injured near Gorham, NH
AThiker at smithville.net
Thu Sep 1 20:29:34 CDT 2011
On 9/1/2011 9:20 PM, RockDancer wrote:
> This is from September 1, at 2:40 pm on this website. I
> have to say, just 3 weeks after breaking my foot in the
> woods, that I'm so glad I didn't have to initiate this
> kind of rescue. Yeah, it sucked walking injured for a mile
> but, knowing the trails in the Whites, I wouldn't want to
> walk out from where she broke her ankle. --RD
> CONCORD, N.H. (AP) --- New Hampshire Fish and Game
> officials say a hiker is being treated for a fractured
> ankle after being rescued from the Appalachian Trail
> in Gorham.
> A 20-member rescue team climbed five miles up the Carter
> Moriah trail after getting a report that a woman hiking
> alone was injured.
> They carried 66-year-old Ruth Dobsevage
> of Bethel, Conn., in a litter over steep terrain before
> reaching the trail head at 11 p.m. Wednesday and
> transporting her to a Berlin hospital
> WMWV radio reports that Dobsevage is hiking the
> Appalachian Trail in sections and was on a 10-day hike
> when she fractured her ankle.
> The rescue team was made up of Fish and Game conservations
> officers and members of the Appalachian Club
> and Androscoggin Valley Search and Rescue.
I am reminded of just over a year ago when I badly hurt my
ankle on Webster Cliffs. One of my first thoughts was "I'm
not having a bunch of people carry me off this mountain." I
just about cried, I did. (Do you like how I turned this
into being about me??)
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