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Chaffee County Search and Rescue - Day Hiking Hints Part II

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Day Hiking Hints Part I

Know where you are going:

colorado mountainsContact SAR-North by Mail

Chaffee County Search and Rescue - North
P.O. Box 1671
Buena Vista, CO 81211

Contact SAR-South by Mail

Chaffee County Search and Rescue - South
P.O. Box 313
Poncha Springs, CO 81242

Places to get information:
• U.S. Forest Service
• Colorado State Forest Service
• Colorado Division of Wildlife
• Visitor Centers
• Salida or Buena Vista Chamber of Commerce
• Outdoor specialty shops.

In Case of Emergency, Call 911 or the Chaffee County Sheriff 719-539-2596:
• Report what happened and exactly where.
• Identify the point of last seen.
• Cell phones may not always work in the back country.

Colorado Search and Rescue (SAR) Card:
• These cards will allow the Colorado Department of Local Affairs to reimburse SAR for any expenses incurred on your behalf.
• Purchase a Colorado SAR card at the Department of Wildlife, Some sporting stores sell these cards. Also, fishing, hunting, snowmobile, and ATV licenses provide this coverage.

Day Hiking Hints Part I

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©2009 Chaffee County South Search and Rescue • POB 313 • Poncha Springs • Colorado 81242 •



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