We need more forest rangers! We can’t afford more forest rangers! That, in a nutshell, is the debate we’ve been hearing for many moons. In 2018, rangers participated in 346 search-and-rescue missions. Forest ranger Scott van Laer, who is based … [Read more...] about Should we stop rescuing people in wilderness?
Shipton’s Arete is one of my favorite places to take a novice rock climber. The three routes on the arête are all pretty easy. There’s a good anchor for a top rope. And the arête overlooks scenic Chapel Pond. The easiest route, Shipton’s Voyage, … [Read more...] about Guide Rescues Solo Climber Near Chapel Pond
Below is the latest Forest Ranger Activity Report, received today from the state Department of Environmental Conservation's Region 5. It covers the period of April 4-18. Hamilton County Town of Wells, Siamese Pond Wilderness Area On Sunday, … [Read more...] about Ranger Report