Missteps in the Parks

Search For Missing 80-year-old Yosemite Hiker Unfruitfull

It's been a week since an 80-year-old hiker vanished in Yosemite's backcountry, and officials are scaling back the search for her. While they're not giving up entirely, search officials say they have to weigh the risks searchers are being exposed to against the likelihood of finding Ottorina Bonaventura.

S&R Blotter

Search and rescue season is heating up in the parks, with rangers having to respond to a visitor who fell off the North Rim of the Grand Canyon and one lost in Yosemite.

Hikers in Grand Canyon Resort to PLB To Save Themselves

Personal Locator Beacon
More and more, modern technology allows us to save us from ourselves. A perfect example occurred earlier this week in the Grand Canyon, where hikers beaten down by the heat used a “personal locator beacon” to save themselves. The help, incidentally, came from across the country in Florida.

Search For Missing 8-Year-old Being Scaled Back

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