Officials in New Hampshire rescued two hikers from New York who became stranded on a difficult trail at the Mt. Washington State Park Wednesday.
New Hampshire Fish and Game said they responded to a 911 call around 3:45 p.m. from Shamin Kahn, of Troy, New York, who reported he was stranded with his companion, Hassan Jamal, of Kingston.
The two told officials they intended to climb to the summit of Mt. Washington on the Tuckerman Ravine trail, but mistakenly took the Huntington Ravine trail. Kahn ultimately reached a steep point where he was not comfortable ascending or descending and called for help.
The hikers told rescue crew they were novices and did not intend to go on a difficult trail.
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The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department said rescue officials have responded to the same area of the trail many times for stranded hikers.