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I just sent out a text message about Baxter State Park rescue coverage for the weekend of June 30-July 1. We currently only have 2 people signed up and we should really have 4. Please check your calendar and see if you can make this weekend work. If we have 4 we can split into 2 groups and one group can hike the mountain each day while the other provides primary coverage. If we have 2 people (1 group) we can still hike but will need to be within 2 hours of a trail head so, shorter hikes. This is a great opportunity to play and maybe contribute to a rescue in New Englands premier wilderness park. Please contact me if you are able to make this weekend work.
We were just invited to Northstar’s swiftwater rescue weekend on the Magalloway in late August (details below). I attended this training a few years back and it was an AWESOME time. It is highly recommended, especially if you have not had any swiftwater training in a few years. It is great instruction, great camping, great fishing and great company.
Also, we have the latest FSAR member roster laminated for your wallet or glove box or to post next to your phone. Please contact Mit or Yates for a few copies. Remember if the need arises (all board members are out of town), every member should be prepared to help notify (text or phone) other team members in the event of a rescue call.
(NEW addition) Magalloway River Swift-water Course 24-26 August 2012
Friday 24 August
1600-1830 Arrival campsite setup and initial gear ups
1930-2100 Intro to the swift-water environment
Saturday 25 August
0800-0830 Gear up
0830-1030 Dry-land work next to the river
1030-1200 Swimming practice
1300-1700 On river perspective
1700-1800 Gear down
1900-2100 Debrief day and kayaking videos
Sunday 26 August
0730-0830 Breakfast and gear up
0830-1200 River work c boats
1230-1330 Final Simulation
1330-1400 Debrief and final gear down
Other Training for the summer:
June 19-24 Eco Challenge (contact Al and Barry for More info) Begins in the forks Thurs/Fri more likely to involve us at the end. FSAR should be on a ‘heightened readiness response’ during this time. Al and Barry are coordinating Northstar and FSAR’s response for this event.
June 30- July 1 Baxter State Park rescue coverage by FSAR
We are still looking for volunteers for this weekend, contact Mit if you are thinking about attending.
Sunday, July 22 Carrabassett Backscountry Cycle Challenge. FSAR had a rescue/support role last year and we plan to participate again this year. The race is on, Sunday, July 22 more info here: https://www.bikereg.com/Net/15826 If you are interested in helping out contact Barry or Al. Even if you do not have a mountain bike, you can be of great help during the event (and it is fun!)
August 11-12 Baxter State Park rescue coverage by FSAR, this weekend is nearly full, (max of 6 members)
Sept. 1-3 Labor Day weekend coverage of Baxter State Park by FSAR