Hiker Emily Sotelo, 20, went missing on the trail in New Hampshire

A New Hampshire hiker has disappeared after embarking on a popular trail in freezing cold weather, authorities said.

Emily Sotelo, 20, was dropped off at Lafayette Place Campground in Franconia on Sunday morning with the planned hiking route of Mount Lafayette, Haystack and Flume, according to the New Hampshire Fish and Game Law Enforcement Division.

As temperatures in the area plummeted to near zero and winds of 30 to 40mph raised the chill factor to a freezing -30 degrees, Sotelo did not return from the trek at the expected hour and no sighting of the woman was given.

Search and rescue teams searched the ridge for the missing hiker throughout Sunday and continued to search for her on Monday.

A National Guard Blackhawk helicopter was scheduled to assist in the search for the missing hiker, station WMUR reported.

Wanderer Emily Sotelo
Hiker Emily Sotelo, 20, disappeared Sunday after being dropped off at Lafayette Place Campground in Franconia, New Hampshire.
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Sotelo’s planned hiking route would have taken them to Mount Lafayette, Haystack, and Flume.
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The daytime temperatures in Franconia on Monday were in the mid-20s with wind speeds of 15 km/h.

Sotelo, from Westford, Massachusetts, is 5 feet 3 inches tall and weighs 115 pounds, with brown hair and blue eyes. She was last seen in a brown jacket and track pants.

Anyone with information on the hiker’s whereabouts is asked to contact the NH State Police Dispatch at (603) 271-1170.

https://nypost.com/2022/11/21/hiker-emily-sotelo-missing-on-popular-new-hampshire-trail/ Hiker Emily Sotelo, 20, went missing on the trail in New Hampshire


JACLYN DIAZ is a USTimeToday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. JACLYN DIAZ joined USTimeToday in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing diza@ustimetoday.com.

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