As a climber and a SAR volunteer, the majority of people I see getting hurt or lost are average hikers going out for a day hike or backpack trip. Many of them are unprepared for the outing, such as not carrying the 10 essentials. If you get hurt or lost, please know that search and rescue efforts in Washington are free. In fact, King County’s SAR units are non-profit organizations which are 100% vounteer run. If you need help and have cell coverage, you can call 911.