Hiking dangers grab attention

September 15, 2010
William J. Kemble
Kingston Daily Freeman


Hiking dangers grab attention



HUNTER - Local emergency service personnel on Tuesday asked state lawmakers to fund rescue equipment and signs clearly indicating hazards to hikers in the region.

State Sen. James Seward and Assemblyman Peter Lopez received information about recent hiking deaths and rescues in advance of their visit Tuesday to a popular hiking area along Platte Clove Road, where loose stones and soil can make footing treacherous along ledges hundreds of feet high.

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