NPS Rescue Trivia

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NPS Rescue Trivia

Post by maverick » Sat Dec 21, 2013 5:48 pm

Which activity accounts for the highest % of rescues in all the NP?

A. Motorized boating

B. Overnight hiking

C. Rock climbing

D. Swimming

E. Mountainerring

F. Day hiking

G. Other

Which activity is the most expensive rescue on average in Yosmite National Park?

A. Climbing

B. Skiing

C. Day Hiking

D. Overnight Hiking

E. Mountaineering

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Re: NPS Rescue Trivia

Post by rlown » Sat Dec 21, 2013 6:49 pm

I'd guess Day Hiking for your first question. Inexperience breeds calls for help.

For the second question, you must distinguish between climbing vs. mountaineering. Anything with a helicopter will be expensive. I'd lean towards climbing.

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Re: NPS Rescue Trivia

Post by Rockchucker » Sat Dec 21, 2013 7:22 pm

Day hiking for both.
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Re: NPS Rescue Trivia

Post by markskor » Sat Dec 21, 2013 7:28 pm

Agree with above -Day hikers for #1

As for the most expensive (#2)...looking for lost hikers. Thus probably would be day hikers again, with overnight backpackers coming in second.
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Re: NPS Rescue Trivia

Post by RoguePhotonic » Sat Dec 21, 2013 9:25 pm

I'll take D on each.

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Re: NPS Rescue Trivia

Post by LMBSGV » Sun Dec 22, 2013 11:26 am

F. and E. I assume that one of those El Capitan rescues with the helicopter crew is rather costly.
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Post by Fly Guy Dave » Sun Dec 22, 2013 11:53 am

I'd have to say F and E.
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Re: NPS Rescue Trivia

Post by maverick » Sun Dec 22, 2013 1:03 pm

Nope. (One guess per person).
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Re: NPS Rescue Trivia

Post by oldranger » Sun Dec 22, 2013 1:06 pm

D

E

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Re: NPS Rescue Trivia

Post by maverick » Mon Dec 23, 2013 2:55 pm

F
D
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