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Guide dies attempting to rescue kayaker in Yellowstone Lake

A commercial guide leading a group of kayakers in Yellowstone National Park died Wednesday after attempting to rescue a client who capsized in the frigid waters of Yellowstone Lake. Timothy Hayden Ryan Conant, 23, from Salt Lake City, Utah, died after rangers responding to a cal for help found in the water in the West Thumb area of Yellowstone Lake, according to a statement released by the park’s public affairs office. One of nine kayakers being led on the trip by three guides had capsized, and was rescued by other guides while Conant was also attempting to assist. Guides brought the client to short before rangers arrived on scene to help Conant. The client was transported to the park clinic and treated for hypothermia. Continue Reading →

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Grand Teton rangers aide 80-year-old kayaker

Just before noon on Thursday, September 4, Grand Teton National Park rangers and park paramedics responded to a boat accident with an unresponsive kayaker on the Snake River, about 3/4 of a mile downstream of the Pacific Creek landing. Gerald Skinner, 80, of Brentwood, Tennessee was kayaking with his son near the confluence of the Buffalo Fork River when he apparently overturned his boat and lost consciousness. Continue Reading →

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Kayak trip to remote shores of Yellowstone Lake

If you have visited Yellowstone National Park several times, you're probably pretty familiar with the most popular sights and attractions along the paved roads. If you've taken hikes or overnight trips into the backcountry, you've seen a part of the park that only a small fraction of visitors ever get to witness. But odds are, you've never taken a kayak along the remote shores of Yellowstone Lake. Thanks to a fun, engaging and beautiful video made by Scott Baxter and Scott Campbell, you can tag along for a 10-minute highlight reel of their 5-day kayak trip to the southeast arm of Yellowstone Lake, into some of the most rugged and remote country in the park — or anywhere, for that matter. Continue Reading →

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