Monday, April 18, 2016
Besides being a picture of the new PATC Trail Patrol person I was training this picture is there for the PATC or NPS trail maintenance folks to plan their trip to fix this blowdown. Hikers can pretty easily weave their way through it until it gets fixed.
A better picture of my student.
Old Rag was crazy busy with main lot full and 200 cars in the neighbors lot. The video shows the line at the start of the scramble at around noon Saturday.
Stuff happens. This hiker slipped and badly hurt her lower right leg. She could not weight it.
TRAIN TO BE READY WHEN STUFF HAPPENS
Many thanks to Shenandoah Mountain Guides, The Old Rag Mountain Stewards, SOLO, Emergency Response Training, LNT, NOLS, Outward Bound and Red Cross, Adirondack Mountain Club for all the Wilderness First Aid training I have received over the years! Please support our wonderful outdoor education resources by taking classes with them. I am fairly sure that it is very hard to get too much training.
The SNP staff was somewhat tied up with two forest fires and a missing hiker. It was decided that while the patient could not put weight on her leg that she could make some progress under her own power.
SNP Ranger help arrived good Samaritans from the very beginning. SNP Rangers and good Samaritans are awesome!
Some of the trip out was happy.
By butt scooting about a half mile in the scramble, using crutches for about a mile on the trail and then being carried piggyback by her male companion for the last mile of the trail the impromptu team finished a successful day around 2AM Sunday morning. YAH TEAM!
TENT CATERPILLAR RESEARCH LEADS TO A GREAT RESOURCE
CAPITAL NATURALIST BLOG
Nethers had lots of tent caterpillars showing. Researching them I found this great blog called Capital Naturalist follow the link below to read a great post about Eastern Tent Caterpillars and then maybe enjoy some of the other great posts done by this blogger.