On November 15th at 2:45 pm, the Department of Environmental Conservation’s Ray Brook Dispatch requested Forest Ranger assistance with the search for a hiker on Mount Marcy. The 35-year-old from Toronto became lost while hiking with her two dogs and called for help from her cell phone.
After speaking with the hiker, Ranger Curcio determined she had started from the Adirondack Mountain Club’s Adirondak Loj, took the high water route, and crossed Indian Falls. Rangers Curcio and DiCintio headed into Marcy Dam to begin a linear search.
Dispatch called the Rangers with a new set of coordinates during their search, which put the hiker about 500 feet east of Indian Falls.
At 6:24 pm, almost four hours after the initial call for help, the Forest Rangers made voice contact with the woman. They found her off trail with her dogs in a thick spruce forest.
Rangers warmed the subject and escorted her and her dogs down to Marcy Dam and then back to Adirondak Loj, where they arrived just before 9 p.m.
Mount Marcy, located in Keene, Essex County, NY, was covered in snow and ice at the time of the rescue.