Going through archives on my old computer, I just stumbled upon this link to a video from the spring of 2013. The creator of the video is obviously an experienced hiker, based on all his other videos, but he made some critical mistakes in our county that got him in trouble. He was able to walk out on his own once we lightened his load and got him back on the trail, but he was exhausted, dehydrated, borderline hypothermic, and just starting to veer away from the correct route when we reached him.https://vimeo.com/63699591
This turned into the first actual rescue I actively participated in after joining SAR in the summer of 2012. It became known informally as the "Yogi Mission". I was with the hasty team that met Terry and helped him down the trail. I'm the bearded one wearing a black hooded jacket in a couple of brief scenes.
The steep, hurried climb on snowshoes (and the descent while hauling his gear) really kicked my butt. It was all I could do to stay close to our team leader, and I was tired and sore for a couple of days afterward. It is nice to know that over four years later this would be much easier today due to improved fitness!