Headed for the Mountains
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Coquitlam, BC, Canada.
I am unfamiliar with search procedures when looking for missing people, so pardon my ignorance:
How exactly is the terrain covered when searching for lost people? Do people try and anticipate their movements, such as "Hm what would happen if I needed to go pee here, where would I go, and end up falling somewhere?"
Or is the area basically subdivided into a grid system, and each square is thoroughly searched?
Or even stand at the trailhead and say, "Hm actually I don't feel like hiking that mountain, but what about that mountain over there instead?"
What are the possibilities that are explored during a search?