What do I do in an emergency?

Jenifer Blomquist

August 7, 2023

What do I do in an emergency?

Self-rescue is the responsibility of your group. If a member of your group is injured on the trail or at the hut, you cannot rely on outside help. Your group must be prepared and equipped for a bivouac, rescue, evacuation, equipment repair, and any other unexpected mishap. Every group should have complete first aid and repair kits. Before your trip, leave the following information with a responsible friend or relative: Your automobile make and license plate, the trailhead you will be parking at, and the appropriate county’s emergency dispatch phone number. Your exact travel plans, including dates, huts to be used, ski routes, and your plans in the case of an emergency.

For additional information and emergency contact information by county and hut visit the Emergency & Self Rescue section on our Field Info page.

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