Two female hikers were descending the Long Trail below Taft Lodge when they encountered 2 moose in the middle of the trail. They attempted to skirt around them, but were then unable after an hour to locate the trail again so called 911 for assistance.  The team was able to get a brief description of their location before their phone went dead (lesson #27, keep your cellphone turned off when hiking so you have batteries when you actually need it!).  A hasty team located the subjects within 1/2 mile of the trailhead and assisted them back to the trail and the road.

Team Members RespondingOther Agencies RespondingTime of CallWeather Conditions


Anderson, Couper, Govoni, Miller, Speer, Van Dyke, Veliko, 

None

17:00 -18:00 60 degrees, clear

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