Rescued hiker says White Mountains are out | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

Photo by John Clark

What brand and model of snowshoes broke?   How bad could the break be that it couldn’t be fixed with the all-essential backup ziptie ( it was just one shoe)  to be able to move through the snow?  Where can we find out the answer?  Clarkie, Guthook? Help!

“I think I’m done with the Whites for now,” Embrey said from his home in Buxton on Saturday, the day after guides with the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department had to rescue him near the summit of Mount Lafayette, bringing him a replacement showshoe and helping him find his way back to the trail.

Rescued hiker says White Mountains are out | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram.

About tjamrog

I'm sixty-seven and live in the Maine woods. I thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail in 2007, the Pacific Crest Trail in 2010, Vermont's Long Trail in 2011, and the Continental Divide Trail in 2013 . I am outdoors every day. I offer guided backpacking trips and classes in Maine, through "Uncle Tom's Guided Adventures".
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3 Responses to Rescued hiker says White Mountains are out | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

  1. Uncle Tom –

    It ought to be easy to find the guy in the phone book.



  2. Those are pretty challenging conditions, at least he didnt default to calling in all of the rescue forces and was able to give his precise location.


  3. Guthook says:

    I’m going to try not to call this guy a goon, but a solo hike on Franconia Ridge in winter, when you don’t know the area well enough to know that high winds should be expected up there doesn’t seem to me like the best idea. Also, claiming that the Adirondacks have better weather than the Whites seems silly to me, too. Any high mountains have worse weather than lower, flatter terrain. The time I’ve been to the Daks in the past five years, I got totally rained out for the entire two days I was there. That’s worse than my weather record in the Whites. Does that mean the Whites have better weather in general?

    I don’t know what kind of snowshoes broke, although the ones in the picture look like Tubbs or LL Bean.


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