Posted by: Sandy Steinman | April 11, 2021

Pandemic Wilderness Explorers Are Straining Search and Rescue

The New York Times reports

In the throes of a pandemic that has made the indoors inherently dangerous, tens of thousands more Americans than usual have flocked outdoors, fleeing crowded cities for national parks and the public lands around them. But as these hordes of inexperienced adventurers explore the treacherous terrain of the backcountry, many inevitably call for help. It has strained the patchwork, volunteer-based search-and-rescue system in America’s West.Image

Read full story at Pandemic Wilderness Explorers Are Straining Search and Rescue – The New York Times


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