Saturday, April 7, 2007

Human tracking

This morning I got up very hung over to go to the Search and Rescue field Training for Benton County to learn how to track human beings that are lost through pretty much any terrain.  The trackers who taught us were experts and can find a trail in any conditions.  It was sad to hear that they often aren't called out on rescue searches and because of that rescue teams often head off in the wrong direction based on incorrect information that the trackers would have picked up on easily.  I learned a bit but definitely not as much as I'd like to.  I really want to take more tracking classes and get certified so that I can bring that skill to CMRU when we are out looking for lost people but right now I don't have enough time in my life.  Perhaps next year or the year after.


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