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Old Oct 05, 2012, 01:09 AM
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Originally Posted by SENTRY 62 View Post
I could show the same thing from the planes perspective - only this time your launch coordinates pin would disappear instead of the crash area.
Which means the way to search in person is to hike up onto the main mountain behind the ridge
(with a GPS unit that'll record a track), until you can *just* see the launch location through
a set of binocs over the edge of the ridge. Then hike across the mountain laterally
always maintaining the edge of LoS back to the launch location. Once you've established
a lateral track, start a search pattern back and forth across the mountain below the
first track. It's a lot of terrain to cover. It'll be steep and potentially nasty. Bring supplies
for a serious hike, and don't do it alone. Oh, and don't rely on cell phone GPS.

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