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1 Visitors to Angeles National Forest attempt extreme activities for "likes" By Los Angeles Times, adapted by Newsela staff on Word Count 858 Level 1050L A boy struggles to hang on as he is about to fall into the water on a slippery rock at Hermit Falls in the San Gabriel Mountains on September 22, Photo by: Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES, California Wilson Guarin watched the green helicopter, wondering if the two men inside regretted their adventure. Moments earlier, Guarin and his children, Olivia, 11, and Brandon, 12, had hiked to Hermit Falls in Angeles National Forest. It is one of the most popular waterfalls in the Los Angeles, California, area. Soon after they arrived, they saw a man dislocate his shoulder when he jumped into the rock pool at the base of Hermit Falls. Less than a minute later, another man jumped and appeared to break both his legs. Guarin said the cliff jumpers obviously wanted to get a video of themselves and post it to social media. This article is available at 5 reading levels at 1

2 Emergency responders have seen a significant rise in rescue missions. The cause is inexperienced hikers trying to get "likes" and shares on Instagram and other social media sites. People Video Themselves Trying Extreme Activities The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Search and Rescue teams conducted 681 missions in 2017, the largest number in five years. It is a 38 percent increase from the 491 rescues they did in The team's leaders say the main reason is that people are posting videos of extreme activities online. Then, without any thought about the difficulty, others try to re-create their own 15-second version of glory. Rescue teams in nearby Santa Barbara and San Bernardino counties have seen similar increases. Michael Leum oversees the Sheriff Department's Search and Rescue teams. He said people will post videos of themselves jumping into Hermit Falls in the spring, when there is plenty of water. Then, other people will try to re-create the video when the water is much lower and hurt themselves badly. "You don't want to be a lawn dart going into that shallow pool," he said. Posts on Instagram of visitors in Angeles National Forest show people venturing to waterfalls and swimming holes. The hikers strike poses for the camera, and some even dress up in fancy gowns or costumes. Robert Garcia grew up in San Gabriel Valley east of Los Angeles. He remembers when Eaton Canyon and Monkey Canyon, a harder-to-reach swimming hole, were known only to locals. Today, it is easy to find the routes online and videos on YouTube that explain just how much fun a person might have. Accidents Can Be Avoided Garcia, the fire chief for Angeles National Forest, does not discourage people from enjoying the outdoors. However, he points out that many accidents are avoidable and happen either when people go off trail or ignore official warnings about an area being closed and go anyway. "Beyond the safety element, there's an element of resource damage," Garcia said. "Trails are designed with mitigation and resource protection in mind, so user-created trails don't have that level of planning." Three years ago, Daniel Sedha and his family wanted to visit Switzer Falls. It is a stunning 50-foot waterfall and rock pool in Angeles National Forest. However, they ended up on the wrong path. The family found themselves at the top instead of the bottom of the falls. This article is available at 5 reading levels at 2

3 The waterfall was dry, and Sedha decided to climb down. He slipped and fell to the bottom. The fall was so bad that at first his family thought he had died. His elbows still have scars from his attempt to stop himself from falling onto dry rock. Sedha is quick to admit he was not prepared for his hike that day. For one, he was wearing sneakers that did not provide the same level of grip as hiking boots. Inexperienced Hikers Do Not Plan Ahead Experienced hikers know the "10 essentials." It is an informal list of recommended items to always have on a hike. They include a map, a compass, sunscreen, extra food, extra water, extra clothing, a flashlight or headlamp, a first-aid kit, matches and a knife. The lists vary, but officials agree that the majority of people they save do not carry a fraction of the list. Sometimes, the people are even hiking in flip-flops. Angeles National Forest is quite close to Los Angeles. A drive from downtown L.A. to the start of the Switzer Falls trail usually takes less than an hour, and the closeness can give people a false sense of safety. Soon after entering Angeles, though, a visitor will lose cellphone reception, which will remain spotty throughout the forest. Many folks do not plan for that, either. Instead, people often enter the forest in hopes of mimicking an #adventure they saw. "They might Google map the hike, and not realize it's a 3,000-foot elevation change as well as a 3-mile hike," said Quintin Humphrey. He is an engineer with the Los Angeles County Fire Department. Humphrey regularly goes on rescue calls to Angeles National Forest. "I think those are the things that never cross people's minds, whereas 20 or 30 years ago people were maybe more prepared for it and had more of a camping mentality." Guarin still thinks about the two men he watched hitching helicopter rides to a hospital. "You get concerned about what people are willing to do to not have fun. It's risking everything for no reason." Well, there are the "likes." This article is available at 5 reading levels at 3

4 Quiz 1 How would the article change if the sections "Accidents Can Be Avoided" and "Inexperienced Hikers Do Not Plan Ahead" came before the introduction [paragraphs 1-5]? The article would describe the injuries hikers can get before outlining the reasons people use social media in Angeles National Forest. The article would outline the reasons people use social media in Angeles National Forest before describing the injuries hikers can get. The article would explore the dangers of posting extreme activities online before exploring hikers' lack of preparedness. The article would explore hikers' lack of preparedness before exploring the dangers of posting extreme activities online. 2 What is one reason the author includes the information about Wilson Guarin? to highlight the point of view of someone who is an experienced hiker and knows what items are necessary for safe hikes to highlight an expert opinion from someone involved in search and rescue missions in Los Angeles to highlight the perspective of someone who watched people get hurt because of their desire to post an extreme activity on social media to highlight a story about someone who risked his life when he ignored warnings and wandered off a trail in Angeles National Forest 3 What is the author's purpose for writing this article? to describe how the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department and Fire Department are working together to reduce social media use to explore the main factors contributing to the rise in rescue missions in Angeles National Forest to provide a warning to readers interested in hiking and cliff jumping in Angeles National Forest to examine several ways in which social media has negatively affected people This article is available at 5 reading levels at 4

5 4 How does the author respond to the idea that many people are willing to risk their safety in Angeles National Forest to post videos online? The author seems distressed and outraged and questions why law enforcement has not done more to prevent hiking accidents. The author seems surprised and confused and wonders why people would want to take pictures and videos in the forest. The author passionately makes an argument in favor of enjoying the outdoors without bringing along a cell phone. The author sarcastically points out that people may view the risk as worth it because they will get "likes" on social media. This article is available at 5 reading levels at 5

6 Answer Key 1 How would the article change if the sections "Accidents Can Be Avoided" and "Inexperienced Hikers Do Not Plan Ahead" came before the introduction [paragraphs 1-5]? The article would describe the injuries hikers can get before outlining the reasons people use social media in Angeles National Forest. The article would outline the reasons people use social media in Angeles National Forest before describing the injuries hikers can get. The article would explore the dangers of posting extreme activities online before exploring hikers' lack of preparedness. The article would explore hikers' lack of preparedness before exploring the dangers of posting extreme activities online. 2 What is one reason the author includes the information about Wilson Guarin? to highlight the point of view of someone who is an experienced hiker and knows what items are necessary for safe hikes to highlight an expert opinion from someone involved in search and rescue missions in Los Angeles to highlight the perspective of someone who watched people get hurt because of their desire to post an extreme activity on social media to highlight a story about someone who risked his life when he ignored warnings and wandered off a trail in Angeles National Forest 3 What is the author's purpose for writing this article? to describe how the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department and Fire Department are working together to reduce social media use to explore the main factors contributing to the rise in rescue missions in Angeles National Forest to provide a warning to readers interested in hiking and cliff jumping in Angeles National Forest to examine several ways in which social media has negatively affected people This article is available at 5 reading levels at 6

7 4 How does the author respond to the idea that many people are willing to risk their safety in Angeles National Forest to post videos online? The author seems distressed and outraged and questions why law enforcement has not done more to prevent hiking accidents. The author seems surprised and confused and wonders why people would want to take pictures and videos in the forest. The author passionately makes an argument in favor of enjoying the outdoors without bringing along a cell phone. The author sarcastically points out that people may view the risk as worth it because they will get "likes" on social media. This article is available at 5 reading levels at 7

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