Whether you are an avid hiker or backcountry skier, hunter or snowmobiler, you can rest assured that when you are in Summit County’s wilderness, there are people available to help you out in the case of an emergency.
I am proud to have several friends who serve as volunteers on Summit County’s Search & Rescue Team. Most of these people work full-time jobs in the county, but make themselves available for rescue throughout the year. A couple of my friends raise their dogs to become Search & Rescue dogs.
This is a service that many people take for granted – but when you fully understand what it takes to bring a person or a group of people to safety, you would be amazed at the amount of hours that these people pour into training.
Take a look at this recent article in the Summit Daily News. http://www.summitdaily.com/news/6484109-113/rescue-group-mountain-summit
And the next time you decide to ski the backcountry or head out on a hike without really knowing what you need or where you are going, remember that these volunteers will be there to serve you.