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It’s no secret that Bozeman is surrounded by an outdoor playground. Rivers, mountains, snow — there’s something for everyone, and more and more people are taking advantage of it.

But even the most experienced and prepared of outdoor adventurers can get in trouble in the backcountry. When that happens, the Gallatin County Search and Rescue Team responds.

The team’s annual report for 2022 shows that it has seen the impacts the increasing popularity of outdoor recreation. Its members carried out 140 missions last year. That’s the most since at least 2003, and it was the fourth consecutive year the number of missions rose.


This editorial solely represents the opinion of the Chronicle Editorial Board. The board consists of the managing editor, the publisher and several community members. The community members are non-journalists who provide input and help shape the board's opinions.

The board does not represent the views of the newsroom, and its opinions have no influence over the Chronicle's news coverage. To submit feedback on this editorial, email citydesk@dailychronicle.com.

Editorial Board

  • Mark Dobie, publisher
  • Michael Wright, managing editor
  • Richard Broome, community member
  • Renee Gavin, community member
  • Charles Rinker, community member
  • Will Swearingen, community member
  • Angie Wasia, community member

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