JT19, 3/5/2011

Date:  3/5/2011

Participants:  Tom Mahood

General search area:  Juniper Flats trailhead to Juniper Flats

Rationale for searching this area:  Filling in a variety of search area gaps remaining in the area southeast of Juniper Flats.

Impressions of area and findings:  Fairly open terrain with occasional rocky outcrops.

Coverage level:  

With the completion of the gaps covered in this search, the area southeast of Juniper Flats had been completed to a very high confidence level (90% plus)

Comments:

This was another good example of using a preplanned GPS path to adequately cover a variety of separated and diverse areas to a high level of confidence by, in this case, a single individual.  As can be seen from the GPS track below there was considerable zig-zagging.  This was planned to fill in remaining search gaps.

During the course of this search, an interesting old can dump was discovered, which looked like it might have once been a rancher’s camp.  The cans appeared to be of the soldered variety, indicating a significant age.

GPS mileage submitted for this trip:  9.0 miles

Cumulative GPS mileage submitted to date:  298.5 miles

JT19 GPS tracks (T. Mahood)

Very old can dump with soldered cans (T. Mahood)

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