Rangers rescue two women lost in whiteout on Algonquin:

From== Adirondack Explorer

On Feb. 4, at 3:11 p.m., DEC’s Ray Brook Dispatch received a call from the Adirondack Loj caretaker reporting that two women hiking with their dogs on Algonquin Mountain had lost the trail. Subjects encountered white-out conditions and could not find the trail off the summit back to Lake Colden. The hikers continued to walk downhill trying to find the trail. The two women had snowshoes but minimal equipment. Four Rangers with snowmobiles headed up the Indian Pass Trail toward Scott’s Clearing. Four additional Rangers were requested and responded to the Loj. At 8:53 p.m. Ray Brook received a radio transmission from the Rangers stating they established voice contact with the subjects. Ray Brook received another transmission at 8:58 p.m. that they located both subjects in good health. The Rangers brought the subjects to Scott’s Lean-to to rehydrate them. They were then assisted to the trailhead via Ranger snowmobiles. All units were out of the woods at 11:11 p.m.

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