Londonderry woman gets lost off trail on Mt. Isolation prompting search
Feb. 20—A Londonderry woman called for help after getting lost hiking down Mount Isolation in the White Mountains, which prompted a rescue team to hike to her early Monday morning.
Lynn McFarland, 59, started the hike about 9:30 a.m. Sunday with a friend who ended up turning around. McFarland continued to hike alone, according to a Fish and Game news release.
She reached the summit about 3 p.m. and lost the trail on her way down, according to Fish and Game.
She was able to call for help but over 1,400 feet off trail," according to the Fish and Game news release.
Conservation officers began hiking to her after contact was lost. McFarland was able to regain the trail and met the officers just before 1 a.m. She and rescuers reached the trailhead just after 2:15 a.m.
McFarland was well prepared for the conditions and holds a current Hike Safe Card, Fish and Game said.
Outdoor enthusiasts are encouraged to purchase a Hike Safe card at www.wildnh.com/safe. For safe hiking tips and a list of essential gear, visit hikesafe.com.