We all have our strengths. Apparently, for this Freehold Township family, theirs don't fall within the realms of the outdoors.

A family from Monmouth County thought they were in for a lovely Easter weekend hike when the decided to ascend Tumbledown Mountain on Saturday. Great name for a mountain, isn't it? Certainly inspires a lot of confidence.....

NJ.com reports that this family of four wasn't exactly prepared for the severity that can come with hiking mountains outside of our state. Climbing Tumbledown Mountain in Maine is a far different experience from climbing Mount Tammany in New Jersey or Mount Minsi in PA. For one, the conditions in Maine can still be dangerous and icy this time of year. If you're not prepared for that, as the sun comes down, you could face some trouble.

Get our free mobile app

That's exactly what happened here as NJ.com says they lost sight of the trailhead once it started to get dark. The family had to call 911 and wait for emergency services to locate them. Once found, a fire had to be started to warm everyone up before they could be lead back down the mountain.

A game warden that was interviewed confirmed that the family hadn't been well-enough prepared for the conditions they faced while attempting to climb Tumbledown Mountain. In addition to not being dressed properly, they didn't pack enough food or water to hold them over should any "what-if" scenario actually come to fruition. This time, it did.

Luckily, everyone made it back down the mountain safely without anything harmed besides maybe an ego or two.

Lesson learned here? Know your terrain and somewhat prepare for a "what-if" scenario when hiking somewhere unfamiliar.

Source: NJ.com

South Jersey Boardwalks in Winter

READ ON: See the States Where People Live the Longest

Stacker used data from the 2020 County Health Rankings to rank every state's average life expectancy from lowest to highest. The 2020 County Health Rankings values were calculated using mortality counts from the 2016-2018 National Center for Health Statistics. The U.S. Census 2019 American Community Survey and America's Health Rankings Senior Report 2019 data were also used to provide demographics on the senior population of each state and the state's rank on senior health care, respectively.

Read on to learn the average life expectancy in each state.