aka that GPS thingie that can summon SAR help if you need it... or check in w/ family. I spend a fair amount of time in the outdoors, often in areas/activities that some would consider 'risky'. After reading this news story this morning, I'm revisiting the idea of a personal locator beacon device. Anyone use one... or have researched them? I'm familiar w/ the Spot, but was wondering what else is out there. http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/54933651-78/canyon-park-subway-zion.html.csp The Subway is one of my favorite hikes. Sad to see this happen there. Several things could have prevented it, but I can't help but wonder if a PLB would have brought help in time. Thoughts/prayers go out to all involved. Here's a couple of pics from a previous trip of mine: The place he was rapelling from... it's only about a 12' drop. It's hard to see, but the water is coming in from the top/left of the picture. Most people cross over the head of the waterfall and continue on a ledge downcanyon for 20 yards and handline or rapell down this sloping face. We always just hand over hand down it.