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March 10-11, 2018 (9:30am - 5:30pm)

Butch Farabee

Adam Farabee

In his 34 years with the National Park Service, Charles R. "Butch" Farabee rose from protection ranger to superintendent and responded to more than 900 search and rescue missions; ten years and 800 of those missions were in Yosemite National Park. Butch was the recipient of the Harry Yount Lifetime Achievement Award for exemplifying the best of the National Park Service ranger tradition. He is the best-selling co-author of "Off the Wall: Death in Yosemite" and author of "Death, Daring, and Disaster: Search and Rescue in the National Parks." His current book is "Big Walls, Swift Waters: Epic Stories from Yosemite Search and Rescue."

Big Walls, Swift Waters: Epic Stories from Yosemite Search and Rescue
Nature / Environment / Outdoor Adventure
Yosemite Conservancy
July 2017
ISBN 9781930238749
224 pages
$22.99, INSTORE
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The men and women of Yosemite Search and Rescue work around the clock, ready to respond at any hour in any weather. More/less

Death, Daring, & Disaster - Search and Rescue in the National Parks
Nature / Environment / Outdoor Adventure
Rowman & Littlefield
April 2005
ISBN 9781589791824
Paperback, 547 pages
$23.95, INSTOCK
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Updated to include the most notable incidents through the summer of 2004, the new edition features recent rescues and rescue attempts from the icy slopes of Mount Rainier to the seas off of Acadia National Park.

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