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What are some general considerations for hiking in this area?

A safe, enjoyable hiking experience begins with a realistic assessment of personal physical condition. Choose a trail suited to your capabilities. Early starts allow for afternoon thunderstorms and a return before dark. Hike with a companion or tell someone where you are going. Sign in and out at trail registers--this record is invaluable if someone is reported as missing. Groups should agree that everyone, expecially children, stay together. Trails are marked with signs, traditional tree blazes, gray diamond markers, and cairns (above timberline). Ouray Mountain Rescue recommends that people put their phones in airplane mode while hiking to preserve battery life.  If there is an emergency, rescuers will need the reporting party to have battery life on their phone.  Please stay on the trails!

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Ouray Mountain Rescue, under the direction of the Ouray County Sheriff's Office, is always on call for assistance. The Rescue Team is a volunteer organization of mountaineers, technical climbers, paramedical personnel and a K-9 team. All are experienced in rescue techniques. In order to offset training and equipment expenses, tax-deductible donations are gratefully appreciated. Thank you for your support.

OURAY MOUNTAIN RESCUE
P.O. BOX 220
OURAY, COLORADO 81427

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PO Box 50 | Ouray, CO 81427 | https://ouraytrails.org

We are a non-profit corporation of volunteers, founded in 1986, dedicated to the preservation and safe public use of Ouray County's trails, working in cooperation with the U.S. Forest Service, Ouray Ranger District. Copyright 2019 Ouray Trail Group.

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