Vermont’s landscape is intimate. It is not a place of vast forests and formidable mountains. Even in our most remote wilderness areas, it’s hard to get lost.

How many of us actually regularly carry the things in a day pack like: fire starters, a space blanket, a compass, 6 energy bars, a water filter? How many of us have snuck into the woods by ourselves to find an untracked stache of powder? How many consider the worst-case scenarios before we set out beyond the implied safety of cell-phone range? How many discuss safety plans in an adventure?

Vermont Sports Editor, Lisa Lynn reports on recent tragedies in the Green Mountains and Adirondacks, and how Stowe Mountain Rescue helps to educate and keep outdoor enthusiasts safe.

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