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Ways to prevent becoming lost in the mountains

Ways to prevent becoming lost in the mountains



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After a missing Boy Scout was found safe in Duchesne County, leaders from the Boy Scouts of America Greater Salt Lake Council are advising the public of ways to prevent becoming lost when they venture out for a mountain hike.

Scout leaders recommend hiking with a buddy and never leaving them alone on the trail.

But Matt Monroe, director of camping for the Boy Scouts of America Greater Salt Lake Council, also recommends you wear a homing beacon.

Ways to prevent becoming lost in the mountains

"The ones that we use actually are quite frequently used at a falconry, and they're just a small bulb with a hasp around it, or a cord, that you can hang around their neck," Monroe said.

He adds, no matter how adventurous you feel, map out your hike. "There's periodic stops for the group to come back together to identify if someone is not with the group," he said.

Monroe says never deviate from your plan.

E-mail: tcallan@ksl.com

Tom Callan

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