If you ever get into serious trouble out in the mountains - riding a mountain bike, hiking, skiing, climbing, etc - Search and Rescue will do everything they can to help you, and it will be completely free.
Because of budget cuts, Snohomish County's Helicopter Rescue Team doesn't have the funds to use their helicopter after 2014. The alternative is often sending a team on foot to carry or wheel an injured person out to the road to meet an ambulance.
The HRT is having a fundraiser on Saturday, April 19, at The Mountaineers in Magnuson Park. They're going to auction some very cool stuff (including a Diamondback Haanjo), there will be dinner, music, and socializing. They're also "selling" a very handsome tee-shirt for $50 donations. All donations are tax deductible, and all of the money goes directly to Search and Rescue.
Snohomish HRT performs rescues in most of western Washington, from Bellingham to Yakima.
Helicopter Rescue Team - Support The Last Resort Fundraiser
Helicopter Rescue Team - Donate