NH hiker injured after a slip, is carried off of mountain
A slip while hiking on Mt. Cardigan Sunday brought rescuers to assist a Claremont woman.
New Hampshire Fish and Game reported that Naomi Lafont injured her lower leg after slipping on a rock near the mountain's summit. Lafont was hiking the West Ridge Trail.
Shortly after the incident, rescuers from the Cardigan Mountain School, Canaan Fire and Ambulance, Lebanon Fire, Enfield Fire, Grafton Fire, Upper Valley Wilderness Search and Rescue, and conservation officers from NHFG responded. Lafont was carried out and transported to receive medical attention.
NHFG says that Lafont was wearing sneakers for her hike which were difficult to gain adequate traction for the trail conditions.
During the incident NHFG noted that "most of the hikers utilizing the trail were not adequately prepared in regard to hiking clothes or gear," according to information released Monday. "New Hampshire Fish and Game would like to remind hikers that simply wearing above the ankle hiking boots can prevent many common hiking injuries."