Hiking Accident Prevention: Why Hikers Need Rescuing


Top Reasons: Lost, Injured, Unprepared, Hiking Alone

O N L I N E  N E W S  S O U R C E S

MSN.com (The San Francisco Chronicle)  Dangers Of Hiking Pacific Coast Trail Loom As 2021 Season Approaches By Gregory Thomas 2/21/21

Forbes.com Hawaii Proposes Way To Penalize Hikers Who Ignore Trail Closures By Will McGough 2/24/21

TheStar.com (Toronto Star) Rescuers Used Ropes To Save Unprepared Hikers From Treacherous Slope Near Vancouver By The Canadian Press 2/15/21

St.GeorgeUtah.com (St. George News) Zion National Park(Utah) Vistiors Rescued After Mocking Rangers, Hiking The Subway Unprepared By Spencer Ricks 7/31/18

BackPacker.com – Unprepared Hikers Rescued From Garfield Ridge Trail (New Hampshire) By Backpacker Editors & Contributors  – 6/26/18

AdirondackExplorer.org A Rescue, Two Body Recoveries, And Advice For Unprepared Hikers – 2/19/19 (NY State)

PostStar.com (Glens Falls, NY) Blog: Rangers Rescue Unprepared Hikers On Prospect Mountain  By Don Lehman –  12/27/18 (NY State)

DailyGazette.com – Adirondack Helpers Fill Staffing Void: Volunteer Program Will Be Helpful, But No Substitute For Mountain Rangers, and Hikers Being More Responsible  For Themselves” – The Gazette Editorial Board – 4/13/19  (NY State)

KATU.comRaw Inteview: How Rescued Gorge Hiker Survived Night Alone, While Injured In Snow –  By KATU Staff 2/6/19  – Experienced hiker went off trail, got injured, and needed rescue.  (Mt. Defiance, Columbia River Gorge, Portland, Oregon)

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Irene Pastore, is a Certified Personal Trainer, fitness blogger, health educator, and speaker. She has 23 years experience teaching exercise in New York City.  To read her complete bio, visit the About Page.  

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