Mount Sherrill Catskills

Rangers Rescue Hiker on Mt. Sherrill

On January 19th Rangers responded to a call from a hiker stating that a hiking partner was injured on Mt. Sherrill a trailless peak in the Catskills. The peak is typically climbed as part of membership for the Catskill 3500 Club.

The injured hiker was found about 2.5-miles from the trailhead near the summit which has steep terrain on its eastern face. Six Rangers responded to the incident in which a 58-year-old female from Roxbury New York was found with a leg injury.

The Rangers warmed the hiker and provided first aid, including splinting the leg. The hiker was assisted back to the trailhead and was taken for medical attention by her hiking partner.

Read about this and other rescues on the DEC website