It’s A Bird! It’s A Plane. It’s…

One of the pilots was concerned about the direction and strength of the wind because, in his own words, his gear was not as rugged as the other pilot's. In fact, in the photo below, you can see him looking out over the valley and feeling and seeing the winds.

Falling Down on Upper Falls

When we made it to the clearing at the bottom of the rock scree near the falls. One of the rescuers called out to see if anyone would respond. We heard a sound and saw something behind the brush right up agains the base of the cliff.

Meandering to the Meadow

I woke up without an alarm at 4:30a. I sprung out of bed and got to work. Now that I was going to be doing an 11-12 mile hike, I had to pack differently.

Return to the Scene of the Fear

We hiked in the 1.7 miles up to the intersection of the pipe and the end of one section of the trail. We dropped our packs and climbed up the steep path that houses the pipe