Waterbury Backcountry rescue requested assistance with two hikers on Hunger Mountain at the junction of the White Rocks Trail and the Hunger Mt. Trail The hikers were unprepared for icy trail, frigid temperatures and winds, and were without lights after dark.. They stopped to warm the woman's foot, but were unable to put her frozen boot back on.
A team of three rescuers quickly got to the hikers to provide additional clothing and lighting, hoping they would then be able to hike off the mountain under their own power. A litter team was also fielded as a precaution, in case they were unable to hike. The stranded party was able to hike off the mountain with assistance and a litter carry was not required. They were evaluated by Waterbury Ambulance for cold exposure.