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Rescue Crews Warn Hikers to Prepare for Conditions

Rescue Crews Warn Hikers to Prepare for Conditions



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Cleon Wall Reporting The changing weather has rescue workers warning hikers about their next trip.

Rescue officials say it's a little frustrating that people don't prepare before cruising around in the mountains. Sgt. Kevin Betterton with Salt Lake County's Canyon Patrol made another one of those rescues on Monday. "[They] went up in shorts planning for a day hike, decided to get one more climb in, and then ended up getting stuck with the environmental conditions," he said.

Betterton says weather is one of the big keys. He says you should check the mountain forecast and always expect cooler temperatures. He also says that you should hike in twos and prepare to stay longer than you expect.

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