- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 6, 2015

LINCOLN, N.H. (AP) - New Hampshire Fish and Game officers say two experienced hikers ran into trouble with high rivers and streams due to melting snow.

Officers say 38-year-old Eric Dube and 34-year-old Veronique Roy, of Granby, Quebec, started at the Lincoln Woods Trail Head on Monday and hadn’t returned home.

Officers found Roy on the Lincoln Brook Trail at the Franconia Brook crossing Tuesday. They weren’t able to cross the brook to get to her because of high water. They eventually found a safe crossing.

Dube decided to find his way out by bushwhacking to get to the trail. Both hikers weren’t hurt.

Officers say there is still a considerable amount of snow in the higher elevations, and warm weather can cause higher amounts of runoff, creating difficult and dangerous river crossings.


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