Tonto Rim Search And Rescue
Rim Country - Arizona's Favorite
We work hard to keep it safe and enjoyable for everyone.
Explore this site and learn about what we do. We are
volunteers who do this because we love the outdoors and wish
to give something back.
Please consider a donation to help support our efforts. We
volunteer our time, skills, and considerable personal
equipment. However, specialized rescue equipment, medical
equipment, and specialized training take significant amounts
of our annual budget. We are not publicly funded, and rely on
the goodness of those who live in and visit
this wonderful area.
Our General Membership meeting is held once a month on the 2nd
Thursday of the month and is held at the Payson Library
Meeting room in Rumsey Park at 7:00 PM. Everyone welcome!
If you have an emergency, we can't be
dispatched until the Gila County Sheriff's Office dispatches
us. The fastest way to make that happen is to call 911.
Coming May 1, 2016: Spring and Summer Season Parking
Reservations at Fossil Creek!
Starting this May, a reservation will be required for
all vehicles entering the Fossil Creek Wild & Scenic
River area during the high season (May 1 through October
Fossil Creek Summer Map and Guide New! Spring-Summer
Fossil Creek Recreation Guide May 1 - October 1, 2016
(PDF, 1.7 MB)
Tired of fighting the crowds at Fossil Creek? Do you
cringe at the idea waking up at the crack of dawn in a
rush to get a parking spot at your favorite swimming
Annoyed at being turned away at the end of a long drive
in the summer heat because Fossil Creek is full?
Starting March 1, you'll be able to reserve a parking
spot at the parking area of your choice for your day at
the creek! Focus on the fun, not the frustration.
A drastic increase in use and over-crowded conditions at
the Fossil Creek area has created serious traffic
problems and safety issues for you and other visitors to
the area. In order to alleviate these issues and give
everyone a more fun and pleasant experience, the Red
Rock Ranger District is implementing a reservation
system for parking at the the day use picnic sites and
trailheads in the Fossil Creek and Springs area.
|Starting May 1, 2016, a reserved parking permit will be
required to park in the Fossil Creek area. The
reservation system will be available March 1, 2016 on
Recreation.gov. Updates will be posted here as
information becomes available.
Another year has
past and suddenly 2016 is upon us. 2015 was a busy year
for Tonto Rim Search and Rescue. The volunteers of TRSAR
spent countless hours training and refining their skills
so that they can continue to be a capable unit, able to
respond to any emergency they are called upon to help
resolve. They responded to 49 search and rescue missions
in 2015, helping to make Rim Country a safer place for
everyone who lives or visits this beautiful wonderland
we call home.
Once again, on behalf of the Tonto Rim Search & Rescue
Dog Tracking Team, I would like to express our heartfelt
appreciation to Dr. Alan Hallman for his generous
donations of veterinary services for our primary search
and rescue dogs. This will be the fourth year in a row
that Dr. Hallman and his Star Valley Veterinary Clinic
has provided quality health care for our search dogs.
His contribution toward the health and welfare of our
dogs helps to make it possible for our all-volunteer dog
teams to be ready and able to serve Rim Country at a
moment’s notice, rain-or-shine, 24/7, 365 days a year.
Thank you, Dr. Hallman, for your contribution and
service to our community and to the search dogs of Tonto
Rim Search and Rescue.
TRSAR Dog team
What three humans and four dogs
look like stuffed into a photo booth
(at Home Depot Safety Fair)
Susan, Kate, Greg, Ringo,
Toulouse, Pollyanna, Chill
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