Conservation officers from New Hampshire’s Fish and Game Department and other rescuers were kept busy on Sunday, making three rescues across the state, according to NewHampshire.com.
According the story, among the rescues was when “22 volunteers from the Pemigewasset Valley Search and Rescue Team, Lincoln firefighters and conservation officers had to hike 3.8 miles up the Hancock Loop Trail in Lincoln where Kristen Matteson, 52, of Newport, R.I., had hurt her leg while coming down North Hancock Mountain.”
Extent of injuries is unknown at this time.
Hancock Mountain is a 4,380 foot mountain in the Pemigewasset Wilderness area of the White Mountains between Franconia Notch and Crawford Notch. The mountain is named after John Hancock, one of the Founding Fathers of the United States.
The mountain used to be the most remote and inaccessible peak in the White Mountains, before the Kancamagus Highway was finished. Today, the trail begins on the well known hairpin turn on the Kancamagus Highway at the Hancock Overlook Parking area.
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