About Coconino County

About Coconino County

Encompassing 18,661 square miles, Coconino County, Arizona, is the second largest county in the U.S. but one of the least populated. Our county includes Grand Canyon National Park, the Navajo, Havasupai, Hualapai and Hopi Indian Reservations, and the largest contiguous ponderosa pine forest in the world. Elevations range from 2,000 feet above sea level along the Colorado River to 12,633 feet at the summit of Mt. Humphreys in Flagstaff.

June 1, 2009

Rock Rescue Practice

Well, our last mission on Friday night through Saturday morning took precedence over Saturday's Rock Rescue Academy field session, but a few of my teammates and I have been practicing. A time or two each week, some of us have been getting together at the SAR garage to rig up anchors and practice ascending. Here are a few photos from our last get-together:

Robert gets ready to go up the rope, while Bob performs a safety check.

Up goes Robert. Ascending is hard work, and each person has to figure out the technique that works best for him or her.

Bob goes next.

What? Who, me? Oh, sorry, I have no pictures of myself. :) (Yes, Robert, I know you do ... but I'm sure NOone wants to see 'em!)

In the news: Body, Thought To Be Missing Hiker, Found In Grand Canyon


Jim Jarvis said...

"What? Who, me? Oh, sorry, I have no pictures of myself. :) (Yes, Robert, I know you do ... but I'm sure NOone wants to see 'em!)"

Oh no?! --->

"Oh Great! Only 17,300,000 results for 'Robert's Blog!' :o("
"Defeated doggone-it! All we wanted was a good laugh."

"Hey, check out Robert though! Maybe his ascender jammed and he hung like that all night. Hahahahaha! :oD"

"Someone's there taking his picture, dumbottom!"

"'Ey fanbase! SAR's serious stuff, I don't care IF Robert looks like he's struggling mightily against alien abduction." <---

Still proud of ya, Deb, and wowza be yer new SAR building.

Sincerely (Well the 1st & last sentences, anyway. :o), Jim J;O)

Deb Kingsbury said...

lol ... thanks. But, nah, Robert doesn't have a blog (that I know of), and if any photos of me ascending are anywhere on the internet, I haven't located them yet.