June 29, 2010

THERE IS NO END TO THE SERVICE THEY PROVIDE MAN:

NJ hiker rescued from NH mountain by 1800s railway (AP, June 29th, 2010)

New Hampshire state police contacted the Fish and Game department Monday evening about the hiker, on Gulf Side Trail on Mount Washington.

Personnel from the Appalachian Mountain Club hiked down to examine him and determined he needed to be carried out.

Fish and Game officials realized the trail intersected the Cog Railway, a 19th-century system using rails with teeth and trains with cog wheels. Railway officials agreed to help in the rescue.

Rescuers went up Mount Washington on the railway and took the hiker back down on it.

Posted by Orrin Judd at June 29, 2010 6:02 AM
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