Firefighters in western Hampden County came to the rescue of four hikers who became lost in the woods on Thursday evening.

http://www.nbcnews.com/id/54865661/ns/local_news-springfield_ma/t/hikers-rescued-after-search-chester/

“Fristik said that firefighters had to go through some very steep and difficult terrain in their efforts to find the other two hikers.”

Know your route, take proper gear.   People risk life and limb to save you.

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Smokebeard has hiked the 2652 mile Pacific Crest Trail, the 2160+ mile Appalachian Trail, the 73+ mile Great Glen Cycle Route, all 46 of the Adirondack High Peaks, the 78+ mile Rhode Island North/South Trail, and the Saranac Six. He is also a certified Leave No Trace Trainer. A former MATC Caretaker in the Piazza Rock/Saddleback area, he’s passionate about applying Leave No Trace as an ethical system. His latest adventure was a 3 week thruhike of the 273 mile Long Trail in Vermont.

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