Tough Week For Hikers In Maine

Maine is a tough place to hike - and many expereienced backcountry explorers know that, but this week was exceptionally merciless.  On Tuesday, two women and their dog were rescued at dusk on a backcountry trail at Roque Bluffs State Park, then as they headed home the true tragedy struck.  The Kennebec Journal reports... "Two women hikers who had been rescued after getting lost at Roque Bluffs State Park on Tuesday night drowned in their minivan a short while later apparently after taking a wrong turn while trying to leave the park and driving off a boat ramp into the ocean.  The women were found in the back seat, probably because the van would have sunk front-end first, and the back would have been the last area to fill with … [Read more...]