Posted: Aug 1, 2012 12:24 PM by Dax VanFossen - KAJ News
Updated: Aug 1, 2012 12:24 PM
WEST GLACIER- Glacier National Park officials say the disappearance of a hiker over the weekend serves as an important reminder for everyone hiking in the park to always let someone know where you're going.
That's why Glacier implemented a new day use hiking form that includes where you are going, how long you plan to stay, what equipment you are bringing and more. Park officials also want to remind people it is not recommended to hike alone in glacier national park for a variety of reasons.
Search and rescue leader Kyle Johnson also told us that the form can help rescuers find you quicker. "It's a form you can fill out and leave with a responsible party, a friend or something like that or in your car, if you happen to go solo, that has additional information on it to where you might be the day of your trip."
The forms can be downloaded from Glacier National Park's website or picked up at several ranger posts throughout the park.