Another Cautionary Tale…

Just another quick reminder after spotting this story about the hiker who spent the night in the foothills of Mount Hood and had to be airlifted out yesterday.

Tabler had very little water, no flashlight, and was only wearing a T-Shirt, shorts and hiking boots when he got lost, but he did have a light fleece jacket with him. He also slipped into a creek while walking during the night, soaking his shoes and legs.

If you’re going into the wilderness for even a day hike, be prepared. Wilderness First Aid Basics starts on June 21. Sign up!

(U.S. Coast Guard/ photo)