CO Jonathan Demler
June 9, 2019
Lincoln, NH – At 9:45 pm June 8, 2019, the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department was notified of a hiker on the Cascade Brook Trail in Lincoln, NH, who was unable to continue hiking because he did not have a light source. Shane Odonohoe, 56, of Melrose, MA called for help when he could no longer see the trail due to the onset of darkness. A Conservation Officer from the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department responded and hiked up the trail to assist the lost hiker down safely. He was located and provided a headlamp. The party then hiked back down to the trailhead, reaching it just before midnight. The hiker did have many essential pieces of hiking equipment, but did not bring lights, which were in his car, because he had switched packs and hiking plans at the beginning of the day.
New Hampshire Fish and Game Department Conservation Officers would like to remind anyone enjoying the outdoors this summer to plan ahead and make safe decisions. Hiking in the White Mountains requires proper planning and preparation. All hikers should carry essential equipment to be ready not just for the intended hike, but other issues that could arise. Please visit www.hikesafe.com for more information.