A woman was hiking down the Long Trail from Sterling Pond to Route 108 on the Old Elephant's Head trail and experienced difficulty while descending a steep section of trail at a wooden ladder / stair section. The woman called 911 and was instructed to descend the ladder by facing them (minimizing the "exposure"). She successfully negotiated the obstacle, but then lost the trail and was unable to re-locate it.
Her 911 call provided good coordinates and a Stowe Mountain Rescue team member was dispatched to assist the hiker. She was about 50 feet off the Long Trail between the two "Tusk" crossings. Members of Vermont State Police and Department of Public Safety also responded to assist. She was located and escorted back to her car without incident.
|Team Members Responding||Other Agencies Responding||Time of Call||Weather Conditions|
|Speer, Van Dyke
Department of Public Safety, Vermont State Police
|17:15 - 19:30||Cold|