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The mostly volunteer crew of the Gila County Mounted Posse hauls yet another hiker out of Fossil Creek, this time using a wheeled litter hauled by a horse.

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... as rescues of flip-flopping hikers mount

Despite a road closure limiting access, the lure of clear flowing water, waterfalls and shaded grottos continues to make Fossil Creek one of Rim Country’s most popular destinations. But it has become a nightmare of sorts for search and rescue volunteers.

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