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peakbagger
07-16-2015, 07:23 AM
The first rescue of someone who purchased a NH Hike Safe Card http://boston.cbslocal.com/2015/07/13/nh-woman-becomes-first-with-hike-safe-card-to-need-rescue/

I am somewhat surprised the F&G hasn't been a bit more aggressive in pointing out rescues of folks who didn't buy the card as a means of promoting the card

The Berlin Daily sun on Tuesday had a photo of the hiker with wrapped ankle and holding a hike safe receipt with a big smile on her face

egilbe
07-16-2015, 08:04 AM
Just an assumption, but most people buying the card are probably not the type of people to get themselves into a situation where they need rescuing in the first place.

hikerbrian
07-16-2015, 08:44 AM
Also worth pointing out that there's no insight regarding whether this woman would have been considered negligent. From the very scant info in the article, it seems unlikely she would have been billed, but that's largely a guess on my part. Still, an interesting publicity moment.

peakbagger
07-16-2015, 09:16 AM
I agree, pretty scant info. I does remind me of the old American Express Card ads "Don't leave home without it"

I bought one and on occasion I get into places where I might need rescues and could be deemed negligent due to the high bar set by F&G. I occasionally solo bushwhack which has been deemed by F&G as potentially negligent. They have never defined what an adequate quantity of food a hiker needs to carry so I expect I probably could be held negligent. I don't carry a tent or sleeping bag when winter dayhiking etc. Until such point where there is some case law on what does and doesn't define negligent hiking, the process is somewhat arbitrary. I bought mine in lieu of a post hike meal and believe in contributing to F&G although I don't agree with the administration.

JustJoe
07-16-2015, 09:18 AM
The Berlin Daily sun on Tuesday had a photo of the hiker with wrapped ankle and holding a hike safe receipt with a big smile on her face

http://www.wildlife.state.nh.us/newsroom/news.html?news=137

Stan
07-16-2015, 10:14 AM
http://www.wildlife.state.nh.us/newsroom/news.html?news=137

Can that photo be staged? She's missing the obligatory black fly bites on her legs!

jfb
07-16-2015, 12:36 PM
I am somewhat surprised the F&G hasn't been a bit more aggressive in pointing out rescues of folks who didn't buy the card as a means of promoting the card



I guess the guy who slipped descending the Falling Waters Trail a few months ago didn't have a card. Anyone hear if he got charged?