Rescuers Fear Yuppie 911

Author: 
Tracie Cone
Date: 
10/25/2009
Source: 
Associated Press

 

Last month two men and their teenage sons tackled one of the world's most unforgiving summertime hikes: the Grand Canyon's parched and searing Royal Arch Loop. Along with bedrolls and freeze-dried food, the inexperienced backpackers carried a personal locator beacon - just in case.