sparky wrote:Me and Maverick ascended Goodale Creek to the upper lakes. The route in and out took 3 days, and is serious buisness...
Maverick, sparky, canukyea, Shawn—you went for a voluntary personal search having basically no clue where Larry has gone. Most of the terrain you searched was not only tough to walk and navigate through but also difficult to search. Even though against the odds, you went there and did a great job covering a quite big area with such a small team. I'm sure Larry's family and friends are very grateful for your initiative and efforts and so is HST community. You are "The Men".
Of course, a huge gratitude goes to official SAR team members as well for putting so much time, efforts and various resources to scale the search by ground and air over the vast terrain Larry was expected to travel through. There is still Inyo SAR team searching Split Mountain/Red Lake area we have not heard about their outcome yet.
However, regardless of the final result let's never forget all of these involved people's actions and dedications to the search. These actions represent one of many our characteristics that define us humans.