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Hikers from Connecticut take wrong turn on Mount Washington

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MOUNT WASHINGTON, N.H. (AP) -

Two hikers from Connecticut have been rescued after making a wrong turn and spending the night on Mount Washington.

New Hampshire Fish and Game officials received word of the stranded hikers just before 2 a.m. Thursday.

They say the hikers - 23-year-old Isabelle Motley of Woodstock and 24-year-old Jonathan Finley of Griswold - were trying to navigate using a cellphone GPS and wound up near Mount Isolation.

Fish and Game officials relayed information through Motley's mother, who texted directions to the couple after they lost cellphone reception.

Rescuers from the Lake of the Cloud hut reached the hikers at about 5:30 a.m. and got them to the base of Mount Washington at about 10 a.m.

Officials caution hikers not to rely on electronic devices in the back country.

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