My point is that people will and should call SAR, especially in a well traveled area like Grey's Torrey's. We need to weigh how are actions might affect others especially in popular areas. Same goes for knocking rocks or debris down in the summer time.CO Native wrote:OK, a couple of posts now have alluded to the idea that it is irresponsible to call SAR in conditions that are potentially dangerous. Give me a break. If you think you or anyone else might need help don't hesitate to call. We are all volunteers, we do have wives and kids, but leave the go/no-go decision to us. No one puts our lives in danger but ourselves. We are trained to find safe ways of carrying out our missions. (For instance if necessary Alpine Rescue could have triggered the hangfire and entered the scene once the danger was mitigated.) Give us the chance to find a safe way to help. We are well aware of the risks and will only take on risk that we are willing to accept.
Just to be clear, if you suspect someone might be in distress, call SAR. Sorry if anyone got the wrong idea from my posts.