Comments for: Friends found safe in Piscataquis County after iPhone compass fails during hike

Posted Aug. 14, 2012, at 2:29 p.m.
Last modified Aug. 14, 2012, at 2:47 p.m.

BIG REED POND | Two friends who failed to return to their camp as scheduled in Piscataquis County on Monday night were found early Tuesday, according to the Maine Warden Service. Raven Joseph, 20, of Queens, N.Y., and Jamie Snook, 16, of Merrimac, Mass., told wardens they hiked to …

CORRECTION:

An early version of this story requires correction. Raven Joseph, 20, of Queens, N.Y., and Jamie Snook, 16, of Merrimac, Mass., are friends, not sisters. Hilary Snook, not Hillary Snook, is Jamie Snook's father.

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  • Anonymous

    This is just too funny!

  • Anonymous

    remember to pack a brain too. seriously I’m glad they are safe and must of been anxious moments for Dad I mean Hillary whatever.

  • Anonymous

    I’m glad this story had a happy ending!

  • Anonymous

    I am thinking, a new Reality Show “Apps Gone Bad”? Remonds me of the time the guy lugged a fax machine while hiking in Acadia, in case he needed a map…

  • Anonymous

    Just shows that you can’t rely on technology.

    • DFC Gal

      Especially in rural areas!
       

  • Anonymous

    Failed compass or failure to know how to use it? Two out of state young women were hiking through the woods on a compass course in August-Maybe in the fall or winter-but  summer? I’m glad they are OK-I’d be doing some serious checking for ticks…….

  • Anonymous

    Don’t bother learning to write because your iPhone will do it for you. Don’t bother to read because your iPhone will do it for you. Don’t bother to learn math calculations, your iPhone will do it for you. Don’t bother to sing or learn and instrument because your iPhone will do it for you. What do you do when your iPhone dies and there’s no place to charge it? What do you do when something catastrophic takes out your part of the electric grid? Learn to be self-sufficient and self-reliant. And, NO, there ISN’T AN APP FOR THAT!

  • Anonymous

    just pack a “REAL” compass please.  Plain Common sense. Iphone batteries die quick -magnets are forever!

    • Anonymous

      Besides, real compasses don’t need cell towers.  Even a GPS would have trouble in thick woods.

  • Superuser23

    Good to know they had an app for a compass, when the term “Theres an app for that” come about, nobody said it was actually going to work right. I got one on my Android phone, there has been times I found it to be inaccurate when I compare it to an actual compass. ONce in a while I do find it to be accurate but nothing I would put my money on if I was hiking.

  • Why would you rely on just the compass? If there was only some app that game you directions…

  • Anonymous

    A real compass…ha ha ha. Like a NEW YORKER from Queens would know what one is never mind how to use the darn thing. I’d blame the cell service provider in the BIG REED POND area and file a lawsuit on the carrier. It’s a NY thing to do don’t-cha-know. *SMILE*

  • Anonymous

    Charge them all cost!

  • Anonymous

    How much money in the safe. Do they get to keep it?

  • Aww geeeesh…..always carry a compass and NOT one that’s digital!!

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