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Pair rescued on Prospect Mountain in Lake George

Pair rescued on Prospect Mountain in Lake George

Slippery trail and road conditions strand hikers at parking lot
Pair rescued on Prospect Mountain in Lake George
An information board detailing some of Prospect Mountain's history sits along the access pathway at the summit of the mountain.
Photographer: Gazette File Photo

LAKE GEORGE — Two hikers were stranded at the parking lot on Prospect Mountain in the town of Lake George on Thursday. The trail was too slippery to navigate, and the pair requested Forest Ranger assistance to get down.

DEC officials gave the following account:

"Rescue: At 3:15 p.m. on Dec. 20, DEC’s Ray Brook Dispatch received a call through Warren County 911 reporting a man and woman stranded at the parking lot on Prospect Mountain because the trail and road were too slippery to go down, even though they had climbed it moments earlier. Without proper equipment to safely reach their vehicle, the pair requested Forest Ranger assistance to get down the mountain. Forest Rangers responded to the Prospect Mountain Toll Road with ATVs equipped with chains to retrieve the stranded couple. At 4:18 p.m., Forest Rangers reached the stranded hikers and within 20 minutes the pair was back at the trailhead. The hikers were given instructions on carrying proper gear for seasonal conditions."

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