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.
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