So even though Murphy and I have retired from Search and Rescue work, we decided that we should go out and at least walk the lower river to see if he had been carried down stream. And of course, we can't take a stroll through the woods without our buddy Goose.
Goose and I worked the scent pools along the river at a run.
Goose, his Mom, Murphy and Paulette lead the way down to the water, I had to keep coming back to see if My Vickie was coming. Man she is slow.
UP stream the divers worked in the raging water with undertows and whipping whirl pools. Above us the helicopter worked its way up and down stream looking for signs. All this work and still at the end of the day, no one could bring a closure for this family.
When we left the river to find our way back to the main trail, My Vickie spotted the coolest mushrooms. She is crazy about taking pictures of mushrooms. She was so excited cause she had never seen one like this before.
She found out later, after we got back that this is a rare and specialty mushroom called a Morel.
Morel, or morchella, is a genus of ascocarp mushrooms. Ascocarps are fungi with a fruiting body, which is generally spongy in texture. Morel mushrooms are hollow on the inside, with one large cavity running the length of the stalk. They have a distinctive cap structure, and are enjoyed by amateur and veteran mushroom enthusiasts.
Of course I got to do a little underwater diving and Goose, obviously, had to find a stick.
Not just a stick for Goose, he likes the whole log.....
I tried to go home in a different truck. I thought it looked better than last centuries pick up My Vickie drives, but she wouldn't take it.
Now I am back sleeping on my wonderful bed from My Sweet Charlotte. I am exhausted and sad that we couldn't help end the pain of a small family, but hope that tomorrow brings them some closure.
Just another Monday.