The state is warning casual hikers to reconsider attempting what's considered the toughest trail in the White Mountains. That's after the second rescue in two years on Mount Washington's Huntington Ravine trail. On Friday, responders had to scale the cliffs that divide the trail to help two stranded women, both 35 and from Minnesota. State Department of Fish & Game Lt. Mark Ober says the pair wasn't geared up for the trail's difficulty or for mountain weather. "They get to this point where they're too afraid to go up and they're too afraid to go back down, so they call 911 for basically someone to come down there and get 'em,” he says. The trail includes some rock cliffs and steep, open slopes where turning back is all but impossible. Last year,...
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Two Hikers Rescued From White Mountains’ ‘Most Dangerous Trail’