Don't worry Momma Tucker, a.k.a. Courtney's mother, she is only playing. This picture was taken while the crew was taking their search and rescue training. I was asked about rescues on the mountain. We do participate in a lot of rescues, whether it is hiking down the trail and looking for lost hikers or helping someone if they have fallen and have a hurt ankle. I have seen everything from cuts on hands to kidney stones. This is not the place you want to be when trying to pass a kidney stone. We all have first aid training and now have SAR training. When Chris and I are hiking on the trail and we see a kid hiking by themselves, we often ask them to slow down and make sure they stay close to their family. We have seen to many instances when the kid gets out in front and takes a wrong turn and then we end up searching for them. We are always successful in finding them. It may take us an hour or two, but we do locate them. Just make sure that your child can always hear you or see you. Make sure they know to stop at any trail junction and wait on an adult. These are a few safety rules that will save your family a lot of worry.
As for weather, we are STILL socked in. The low yesterday was 33º with a high of 44º. We received .26" rain last night.
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