[at-l] section hiker injured near Gorham, NH

Felix J 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
> http://www.chron.com/news/article/NH-team-rescues-injured-Connecticut-hiker-2151253.php
> 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 
> <http://www.chron.com/?controllerName=search&action=search&channel=news&search=1&inlineLink=1&query=%22Ruth+Dobsevage%22> 
> 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 
> <http://www.chron.com/?controllerName=search&action=search&channel=news&search=1&inlineLink=1&query=%22Berlin+hospital%22>.
> 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 
> <http://www.chron.com/?controllerName=search&action=search&channel=news&search=1&inlineLink=1&query=%22Appalachian+Club%22> 
> 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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