Originally posted October 10, 2017.
Over the weekend we were at our log cabin in New Hampshire. An article on the front page of the local paper, The Conway Daily Sun, caught my interest. It was about hiking safely in the White Mountains. According to the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department, hiker rescues were at above average levels this summer but tapered off after a busy start.
One of the reasons for the reduction in rescues of late, might have something to do with the New Hampshire’s hikeSafe program. The program, which puts stewards at five trail heads, provides a Hiker Responsibility Code. The card costs $25 for an individual and $35 for a family with proceeds supporting search and rescue teams. Those who purchase the card are not liable to repay rescue costs.
In reviewing the Hiker Responsibility Code I found it useful in how it relates to our everyday survival. I’ve attached the code here for you.