Earlier today we heard a helicopter flying overhead and a short time later we noticed that it was hovering above the waterfall. Being that it is a weekend and summer vacation has begun for many, we have seen an increase in traffic. We decided to join the crowd.. Our plan was to hike to the waterfall as we had done a few times previously. This time it appeared to me that the trail was totally washed out and there was no way to safely go up. I was going to have to be satisfied with photos of our trek. On our way back to the trail my husband suggested that we stop and  talk to the Search and Rescue team that had set up a small camp of a rescue truck, a Sheriff’s car and other vehicles. It turned out that someone had been rescued off the mountain and airlifted out of the canyon. One of the volunteers told us that they were waiting for four rescuer’s to descend down the mountain.

Do you see the speck of orange?

I loved the look on this young man’s face. They had all hiked up the mountain to assist in the rescue. By the time they dropped down they were hungry.. It turned out that the one smiling is one of our patron’s at the library I work at.