August 16 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Group size limit 75
Presenters Ellen Shopes and Larry Simkins
Description Join us for an informative and educational virtual presentation on Heat Disorders and Search and Rescue in the Grand Canyon led by Ellen Shopes. Ellen has spent countless days exploring the far reaches of the Grand Canyon and helping others as adventurer, volunteer, and park service employee. This talk will delve into essential information for hikers and backpackers, focusing on preventing and treating heat-related illnesses. She’ll touch on her research, including the science and analytics of heat disorders, while providing insights and problem-solving strategies to ensure your safety, and the safety of others. Don’t miss this opportunity to expand your knowledge and equip yourself with the skills needed to safely adventure in one of the most incredible wonders of our world.
MEET OUR PRESENTERS
Since first meeting while working in the Grand Canyon for the National Park Service, the ‘Adventures of Ellen and Larry’ have taken them over miles of trails. They have completed the 800-mile Arizona Trail 5 times; they recently published a photography book, Along the Arizona Trail, highlighting the spectacular diversity along that path. Sierra hikes have included the High Sierra Trail as well as the JMT (4 times). As older hikers, they tackled the Pacific Crest Trail, Colorado Trail, highpoints of many states, the rugged terrain of canyon country in Utah, as well as foreign trips in the Himalayas, South America, and Africa.