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Old 09-25-2017, 05:26 PM   #96
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: NJ
Posts: 13
Originally Posted by Marlin View Post
We climbed Wallface yesterday and were amazed at the extent of the search. We ascended from the north via what is probably the most popular route (via the Indian Pass trail where it leaves Indian Pass brook as you head south). There were countless orange tape markers throughout the woods, some marked with sweep numbers, searcher names, etc. Reaching the summit gave a much bigger impression of the scope of the search. A large area had been cleared to enable the helicopter operations (maybe 150 x 150 feet?) with a dirt pad at the center. The attached photo shows how the summit looks now. I truly appreciate all that the search team did to find this individual. It was tragic the way it ended but it was certainly not for lack of trying.
I hope that marker tape is biodegradable. I'd hate to see that hanging around for years to come and polluting the back country.
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