How scary is this?  Should remind everyone what is essential when going on a hike.

A woman from Winchendon, Massachusettts, Jennifer Publicover, 40 years old, was hiking the White Arrow Trail on Mount Monadnock this past weekend, according to WMUR.  She found herself on the trail when it got dark.  Her phone was dying and she knew she would have to call for help, however, when she did, she was on the phone for less than a minute before her battery died.  Jennifer started to panic and decided to try to hike down the trail on her own in the dark.  BAD idea.

Jennifer fell over a 20-foot ledge and landed on the rocks below, according to the report.  She was found at about 10pm last night and was flown to UMass Medical Center with serious injuries.

Such a scary time for Jennifer and I hope that she is going to be okay!  I'm sure that she will never try to hike down a mountain, any mountain, in the dark again.

I can totally relate, however, to her being in a panic!  Have you ever been in the woods when it's dark?  I mean, the deep woods.  It is totally black.  You can't see a thing.  It's not like there is hope of any light either unless you plan on staying overnight in the woods.  I remember being lost in the woods on a trail that was, for the most part, pretty flat and I tripped several times trying to get out of there.  Not only are you afraid of losing your balance and breaking something, but the animals come out at night, so there's that fear too!

All the best, Jennifer!  Keep us updated on your progress!

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