The perfect Storm: Out of the bowels of the Grand Canyon
By: Diane Waryold & Cathy Clark
This article portrays a case-study on group dynamics and the unfortunate turn of events that resulted in a wilderness first aid scenario.
The Grand Canyon National Park is located in northern Arizona. According to the National Park Service, Grand Canyon National Park is 277 miles of the Colorado River and adjacent upland. The Grand Canyon is one of the most spectacular examples of erosion anywhere in the world. Backpacking trips are popular, but should not be undertaken by those who are inexperienced in the outdoors like myself of course. The Grand Canyon can be a forbidden place. Unfortunately, heat related illnesses, injuries and death are commonplace in the canyon every year.
This article teaches me to be very preparing for every situation myself and partners are going to be in, make sure we have the proper equipment, the skills and know how the weather can change on us any minute of the day. This article is more about preparation and how to keep a look out from injuries in the Grand Canyon.