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Hiking Accident Prevention: The Cost of National Parks Search And Rescue Missions

 


Search And Rescue Missions Are Rising As More Unprepared Hikers Become Lost, Injured, Or Die In The Backcountry



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NYTimes.org Pandemic Wilderness Explorers Are Straining Search and Rescue, By Ali Watkins 4/8/21

BostonGlobe.com Six charts Show The Most Common Reasons People Need Rescues 11/18/16

FoxNews.com National Park Searches, Rescues Costing Millions, Figures Show, By Amy Lieu 8/14/18

BioOne.com Dead Men Walking Search and Rescue In US National Parks, By Travis Heggie, and Michael E. Amundson  9/1/2009

Treehugger.com When Hikers Need Help, Who Foots The Rescue Bill?  By Laura Moss, 6/19/19

National Parks Traveler.org Search and Rescue Missions Cost National Park Service Nearly $4 Million in 2013 6/29/14

sltrib.com (The Salt Lake Tribune) Rescues Are Up 68 Percent In Utah’s National Parks, By Nate Carlisle 6/20/18

LATimes.com Chasing ‘Likes’ On Instagram, Hikers Break Limbs – And Need Rescuing, By Jaclyn Cosgrove 9/23/18

Adirondack Daily Enterprise.com  80-Year-Old Rescued From Mt. Washington May Have To Foot The Bill 10/18/20, By Michael Casey, Associated Press

ConcordMonitor.com Two Sets Of Unprepared Hikers Had To Be Rescued Off Mount Washington, By Monitor Staff  7/9/18

NewYorkUpstate.com DEC Rescues: Who Should Pay The Bill For Lost Or Injured Hikers, Hunters?, By David Figura 6/2/19

UnionLeader.com Fish and Game Weighs Charges Against Family That Left 80-Year-Old Hiker” By John Koziol, June 15, 2019


Three National Parks With The Highest Search & Rescue Missions 2017

Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona, had 290 S&R missions in 2017.

Yosemite National Park in Wyoming, had 233 S&R missions in 2017. 

Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado, had 165 S&R missions in 2017.


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