发信人: WLion (受伤的狮子), 信区: LosAngeles
标 题: Dozens of underprepared hikers need help at GC
发信站: BBS 未名空间站 (Tue Jun 15 19:54:08 2021, 美东)
Dozens of ‘underprepared’ hikers need help at Grand Canyon over Memorial
BY MADDIE CAPRON
JUNE 04, 2021 08:18 AM
Around 200 calls for help flooded dispatchers at the Grand Canyon over
Memorial Day weekend, officials said.
The holiday weekend is known to be a busy time at the national park. A mob
of tourists visits the park every year, leaving rangers planning for a
This year, however, many hikers weren’t prepared for the scorching heat and
brutally dry weather. Temperatures at the canyon were above 100 degrees
over the holiday weekend.
Officials rescued more than two dozen tourists over the weekend, according
to the Grand Canyon’s Emergency Services and Law Enforcement.
“Common themes throughout the weekend included hikers underprepared for the
hot, dry weather and difficulty of the hikes, overly-ambitious hiking plans
, and drugs and alcohol consumption,” park officials said on Facebook. “
Rangers implore visitors to plan ahead for the trip.”
Park officials needed to assist 20 hikers and conduct 14 helicopter search
and rescue events. At least 28 EMS calls happened over the weekend, too.
“Like many park service units across the system, the rangers at Grand
Canyon National Park were busy this past Memorial Day Weekend with a high
volume of calls for Search and Rescue,” officials said.
Hikers and backpackers should always be prepared for extremely hot weather
at the Grand Canyon, park officials said. Tourists should know their
limitations, hydrate and take breaks.
Other tips from park officials include: hiking before 10 a.m. or after 4 p.m
. to avoid the worst heat, finding shady places to rest during your hike and
monitoring how your travel companions are holding up.
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