A hiker was overcome by darkness while descending the Long Trail North into Smuggler's Notch, otherwise known as the Old Elephant's Head Trail.  He did not have a headlamp and attempted to use his cell phone flash light to navigate the trail. He lost track of the trail while crossing the upper Tusk drainage.  He found the trail again but was unable to locate the path downhill. He stopped travel and called 911 for assistance.

Rescue talked to him via cell phone to determine his location.  They verified the location through the 911 call.  Stowe Mountain Rescue met the man man on the trail and provided a headlamp.  They hiked him down to his vehicle at the trailhead.

Team Members RespondingOther Agencies RespondingTime of CallWeather Conditions
Veliko, Van Dyke


Vermont State Police

20:15 - 22:15 Clear and warm

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