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a reply to: Missmissie173
You do realise you're invited as an avid ATS member?
originally posted by: dinofinder
a reply to: roadgravel
Hi all, let me settle a few things, I was involved in the search. The area was by far the most rugged terrain I have ever searched in. The temp was 90's during the day, 6o's at night. Very survivable. There was running water(creek) at his camp site. His pack was found in camp along with bare footprints leaving camp. The camp site was in a steep canyon with sides to steep to climb. This only left up and down stream as logical directions of travel. The rocks were all moss/algae covered and very,very slick. Although the creek was usually in the 10/ 15' wide range there were many deep pools many over 6' deep. The day before I searched one of our members went face to face with a bear after sticking his head into a small cave. When I jumped from the chopper within 10 minutes I had fresh bear tracks in the sand. The search was aided by drones which were limited by the many chopper flights in and out of the canyon, Both could not fly at the same time. There was a dive crew that searched all the pools below the camp site. Again this is the most logical area to search. The dog did stay in the area,(within 1/2 square mile) but was very scared and would not allow people to come near him. We had a 4 person team of professional animal trappers trying to catch the dog.
We all know the sad outcome to the story, The cause of death has been ruled (Blunt Force Trauma).
Our guess s that his dog may have been fighting with a bear/lion. There is no other reason a sound man would have left without shoes. He may have tangled with an animal or simply tripped and fell with a fatal blow. The news did report he was covered partially with brush which suggests an animal may have been involved.
Peace to his family and RIP to him.
originally posted by: Ektar
...I use to relocate rattlesnakes here & there...the Mojave Green I think is
a 1 stepper but you guys will be going during hibernation from
Rattle snake is good to eat! Marinade in Italian Salad Dressing over
night & then grill it! ...
originally posted by: Ektar
LMAO! No a "One Stepper" means when bitten you have
one step to take before dying. There are also 2 steppers...
originally posted by: randyvs
...The thing is as it grows cooler at night snakes will
take to the sun baked rocks that will stay warmer.
And they were obviously active with S&R receiving
a nasty bite from one of the varments. But snakes should
deter a sane person from going any where or even taking
off their shoes at all. I would think. Again, something is
just wrong here. ...
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