Hiker's boots fall apart, prompt a call for help on a NH mountain
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TAMWORTH—Rescuers had to help a Tamworth woman from Mt. Chocorua Sunday night.
New Hampshire Fish and Game officers were called to the Liberty Trail for a report from a pair of hikers regarding "a fatigued hiker" who was unable to continue the hike off of the mountain. Officers responded to Fowler's Mill Road and walked up to the hikers, which included Lisa W. Micciulla, 44, approximately 1.6 miles from the trailhead.
Lt. Bradley Morse said Monday Miciulla's boots had come apart during her ascent and were continuing to fall apart during her descent. Rescuers provided footwear, water, food and lights and assisted her off of the mountain.
NH Fish and Game took the opportunity to remind hikers to prepare for wilderness hikes with 10 essential items, including map, compass, warm clothing, extra food and water, headlamp, fire starter, first aid kit, whistle, rain/wind jackets and pants and a knife.