New Hampshire Officals Warning Hikers Not To Use Cellphone Maps

TAMWORTH, New Hampshire (WBZ NewsRadio) — Wildlife officials in New Hampshire have a warning for hikers, "don't rely on your cellphone's wilderness mapping apps."

New Hampshire Fish and Game issued the warning after a mother and daughter were hiking in the mountains near Tamworth and got lost.

The duo was using a cellphone mapping app that led them off the trail. The mother and daughter were able to call for help and officials were able to guide them back onto the trail.

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Officials say those mapping apps often make mistakes and out in the woods there is a chance you'll lose cell phone service altogether.

A good old-fashioned compass and paper map or a handheld GPS device are recommended for hikers by Fish and Game officials.

WBZ NEWS RADIO'S Suzanne Sausville (@wbzSausville) reports

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