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Search & Rescue to Seattle Hikers: Don't Get in Over Your Head

After a weekend responding to calls of hikers in distress, rescue teams urge people to prepare themselves better for wilderness conditions.

King County Search and Rescue has a message for hikers looking to tackle Cascade trails: Don’t go without proper preparation. After encountering too many travelers attempting to hike into remote, snow-filled areas dressed in cotton clothing and low-cut shoes, authorities reminded KOMO News about the importance of planning and trip prep.