Motorcycles Are Dangerous - Unlike Other Activities

I heard about the increase in motorcycle accidents this year.

And we always start a "death watch" at the beginning of hunting season

So far this year:

July 17, 2010, at approximately 5:00 p.m., Christopher Baillie, age 24, of Forked River, New Jersey, fell approximately 100 to feet to his death on Mt. Washington while viewing a waterfall.

Salem NH hikers, 15-year-old Cassandra Hailson and 18-year-old Mathew Correia, lost their way on a state park trail. The pair was able to contact a parent using, get this, a cellular phone.  The parent then contacted State Park personnel who brought the couple back to civilization.

Monday, July 26, 2010, Fish and Game Conservation Officers assisted an elderly man down the trail from the summit of Mt. Chocorua.  Richard Weeks, age 81 (but in great shape) of Lynnfield, Mass was unable to finish his historic walk in the woods.

On July 5, 2010, Mount Monadonock in Jaffrey. A young man almost walked his leg right off while extreme hiking the White Cross Trail. The victim, Ivan Seto, age 18, of Sudbury, Massachusetts, was on a very challenging day hike with friends before his rescue.

July 5, 2010, New Hampshire Fish and Game Department Conservation Officers conducted a search for another lost hiker in the area of Cunningham Pond in Warner. 82-year-old Donald Smith of Dunbarton had set out for a hike alone earlier in the day and wandered around in the woods about two miles from his car until help arrived around midnight.

Three days of bug bites. The search for a Londonderry teenager, missing since Tuesday, successfully concluded at about 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 3, 2010. 16-year-old Tyler Miller’s little stroll ended with assistance from the Londonderry Police Department, N.H. State Police K-9 Unit and State Police Helicopter. Save those news clips Tyler!

On Tuesday, May 4, 2010, Conservation Officers from the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department  and Troopers from New Hampshire State Police in the Phillips Brook area of Dummer, N.H., recovered of the body of Robert Cloutier, age 55, of Berlin, N.H. Cloutier had been camping with friends in the area the previous evening. 

A lost hiker  spent two days familiarizing himself with the nooks and crannies around Mt. Lafayette was rounded up on Tuesday, April 27, 2010. Nature boy Peter Murphy, 46 of Littleton, N.H., was located by a White Mountain National Forest employee. Murphy had set out two days before in shorts, a t-shirt and no other gear to hike the Skookumchuck Trail to the summit of Mt. Lafayette.  

A pair of hikers, Frank Strasser, age 29, and his sister Sharon Strasser, age 27, from Rindge were rescued April 18, 2010, after somehow becoming lost on Mt. Mondanock. They had been hiking the White Dot Trail in Jaffrey when they were surprised by it suddenly getting dark after the sun had been up all day.

April 14, 2010, on the western side of Mt. Washington, an injured backcountry skier, Dalton Harben, age 32, of Newton, PA, was skiing when, surprise, surprise, an incident occurred. Dalton was skiing across an icy hillside and reported experiencing, of all things - an equipment failure.

White Mountains, March 28, 2010. A rescue after fall down the slope of King Ravine spiced up the day for hikers Douglas Soholt, age 25, of Colorado, and Nathaniel Blauss, age 28, of Hanson, Mass.

A cross-country skier injured her leg while tumbling down the Zealand Trail on March 6, 2010 in Bethlehem, N.H. 54-year-old Jeanne Cleary of Watertown, MA, was skiing down the Zealand hiking trail when she suffered an unanticipated leg injury. 

On March 1, 2010, the body of Cassandra Ray, age 21, of Salem was recovered by search teams in the Exeter River not very far downstream from where her canoe somehow became capsized in icy waters on February 26, 2010.

Richard Barrie, 64 years old of Kittery Point, Maine spent a winter night in frigid temperatures and high winds enjoying nature on Mt. Moosilauke in Benton, NH. Barrie thought it would be fun to hike to the exposed summit of Mt. Moosilauke where he got caught in winter whiteout conditions.  

Wednesday, January 6, 2010. A cross country skier 70-year-old Jean Fauteux of Manchester had been skiing the Livermore Trail system off Tripoli Road when he decided to find a shortcut to a groomed cross country trail. In the process he became lost and the next thing he knew it was dark.  F&G escorted him out.

Winter adventure hiker Patricia Dewey, age 50, of Thetford, Vermont, was rescued January 4, 2010 by New Hampshire Fish and Game Conservation Officers on Mount Moosilauke in Benton, N.H. before she became a popcicle.