A hiker on Hunger Mountain inadvertently turned north on the Skyline Trail rather than descending the main Hunger Mountain trail to the Middlesex trail head.  He hiked passed the intersection with Hogback, continuing north toward Worcester.  The subject called 911 once he realized he would not make it out before dark as he did not have a head lamp.

After a phone interview, it was determined he was about a mile south of Worcester Mountain and he was instructed to continue north until darkness prevented safe travel.

Stowe Mountain Rescue (SMR) & VT State Police (VSP) Search and Rescue (SAR) deployed a team of two to locate and assist the hiker out to the Worcester Trail head.  VSP SAR Team Leader established Incident Command (IC) at the Worcester trail head and deployed an additional team of two from Waterbury Back-Country Rescue in case additional assistance was required.

The subject was located about a 1/2 mile south of Worcester Mt summit.  He was in good condition, cold, hungry & thirsty.  He was provided additional clothing, food, water and a headlamp and was able to hike out without further assistance.


Team Members RespondingOther Agencies RespondingTime of Call  Weather Conditions

VT State Police

Waterbury Back-Country (Standby)

Start:  9/16 7PM

End:  9/17 1AM


Clear, Calm, 45 deg F

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