Rangers Offer Advice for Staying Safe

In News

The Modesto Bee: “STAYING SAFE

Yosemite National Park rangers offer the following safety tips for hikers:

BEFORE YOU LEAVE — Tell someone exactly where you’re going, the route you’re taking and when you’ll be back.

“SITUATIONAL AWARENESS” — Analyze the weather and trail conditions before you leave, always be cautious, and understand that the conditions may force a change in plans.

PROPER EQUIPMENT — Wear hiking boots, not flip-flops or sandals. Bring a flashlight, even on a day hike. Bring a mirror so you can signal for help if you get lost.

WATER — Drink plenty of bottled water, or bring a water filter or water purification tablets.

SWIMMING — Do not swim in areas where swimming is not allowed. “The signs are there for a reason,” ranger Adrienne Freeman said.

KNOW YOUR LIMITS — If you haven’t been hiking in a year, if you’re out of shape and overweight, do not attempt a hike that your body might not allow you to complete. At least two people have died in the park from heart attacks this year, rangers said.

IF YOU GET LOST — Stay where you are, and let searchers come to you.”

Technorati Tags: , , , , ,

You may also read!

El Capitan is Crumbling. We need to fix it now!

CBS News says El Capitan is all but rubble.

Read More...

Visitor Killed By Rockfall in Yosemite Valley

A rockfall of undetermined size occurred in Yosemite National Park Wednesday at about 1:55 p.m. The rockfall was reported

Read More...

You Can Help Clean Up Yosemite and Get in Free When You Do

It’s time again for Public Lands Day and the Yosemite Facelift.

Read More...

Mobile Sliding Menu