As Richard Jones approached a hiker in a backcountry area of Yellowstone National Park, he knew something was wrong. “She collapsed and was sobbing,” Jones said. It was a hot day and she had overextended herself. Running out of water, she had become dehydrated. Jones shared his water and stayed with her until he was sure she was healthy enough to continue. After thanking him many times, the hiker was on her way back to her camp with a full water bottle. The next morning Jones checked up on her group to make sure she was safe and on the right trail back to civilization. Jones, a former Powell resident who now lives in Cody, has met many people on backcountry trails in need of help. Most are just fine but have questions about trail markings,...
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Serving Yellowstone: Local volunteer among many working to help park, visitors