ELLSWORTH, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire authorities say a hiker who got lost in Ellsworth had neither a compass nor a map, hampering efforts to direct him back to the trail.

The state Fish and Game Department said the 34-year-old Campton man planned to hike the Three Ponds Trail on Saturday and spend the night in a shelter, but called for help around 10:45 p.m. saying he was lost. Fish and Game officers tried to tell him the fastest way to the trailhead but doing so was difficult because he didn't have the proper equipment.

Officers searched the trails until almost daylight, when they learned the man had hiked to a road in Woodstock. Police found him on the road, and he was taken back to his car in Ellsworth.