Published on June 30, 2021
Hele 101: In An Emergency
Know what to do if find yourself in an emergency on the trail?
IN AN EMERGENCY:
Call 911 - Ask for Fire/Rescue. Tell them which trail you're on and what happened.
Be Visible - Wear or wave something brightly colored. At night use a flashlight.
Be Noisy - Use a whistle to attract attention.
Stay Calm - Assess your situation before making any decision. Stay calm and positive.
Stay Put - You'll be found more quickly by staying in one place. Make sure to tell someone before the hike of your destination.
Stay Warm - Wind & rain can drain your body of warmth. Get out of the wind and use gear to stay warm.