Snowshoe Thompson

Do you see the Snowshoe Thompson Memorial on the map above?  In the 1850's he was a mail carrier in El Dorado County, CA.  He was known for crossing the Sierra's on skis in the worst weather to deliver the mail, and in the process saving a number of lives.  He did this all without a GPS, or radio, or modern first aid kits, or even Starbucks !  You will find wisdom and timeless lessons from Snowshoe Thompson in many SAR books even today.

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