Rescued Hiker on the Crawford-Ridgepole Trail – NH Fish and Game Department


Lieutenant Bradley R. Morse
April 26, 2022

Sandwich, NH – On Monday, April 25, 2022 at approximately 4:00 p.m., New Hampshire Fish and Game Conservation Officers responded to a call for assistance on the Crawford-Ridgepole hiking trail in Sandwich. A woman was unable to continue walking due to a medical condition and asked for help.

Jodie McGarry, 51, of Ballston Lake, NY, and her husband Michael were hiking Mount Percival in Holderness. After reaching the summit area another hiker told them to take the Crawford-Ridgepole trail. They continued along the trail for about two miles when McGarry began to suffer from a medical condition and realized she would not be able to continue. She called 911 for help.

Conservation officers responded and determined that the fastest route to his location was the Doublehead Trail in Sandwich. McGarry was located around 6:00 p.m. She received medical aid and assistance and was able to complete the hike on her own. The couple arrived at the Doublehead Trailhead car park at 8.36pm and were returned to their vehicle at Mount Percival car park in Holderness.

Conservation Officers would like to remind everyone to plan for a safe hike and ever-changing weather conditions. Give yourself plenty of time and bring dedicated gear, even on short hikes. For more information, please visit


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