I agree with an earlier letter writer that skiers, hikers and mountain climbers should post a bond, or pay in advance, in case they need to be rescued. Many of these nature lovers go into dangerous areas where they shouldn’t go. We taxpayers are paying for these rescues.
There seem to be more and more rescues every year. Many rescue workers have given there lives to save these people.
People have a right to their fun, but not at the expense of the taxpayers if they need rescuing. The nature lovers need to pay for their own rescues.