Reliance on smartphones leaving hikers in a bind 
Officials say more hikers are skipping basic gear and relying too heavily on phones with GPS and a slew of gear-like apps to bail them out of a jam.
(JOHN HANSEN/PEMIGEWASSET VALLEY)

Reliance on smartphones leaving hikers in a bind

Officials say more hikers are skipping basic gear and relying too heavily on phones with GPS and a slew of gear-like apps to bail them out of a jam.

(JOHN HANSEN/PEMIGEWASSET VALLEY)