In our local paper, the Rapid City Journal, there have been two separate stories this week where a group of hikers needed to be rescued. The first was a family that became lost after starting out on the Door and Window trail and the second a group where a 15 year old became dehydrated and needed to be carried out.
Please do not be fooled into complacency by the beauty of the area. This can be a stark and desolate place. Stay to marked trails and do keep in mind that for all intent and purposes this is a desert and demands the same elemental respect. Go prepared.
Good news is - cell service apparently works!
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