We're going in to find and protect it, not take things from it," Adam Makos
, Bryan's older brother, reminds the searchers.
After a briefing on safety-and-search techniques, scouts and Ghosts Wings
staff swarm up the rugged terrain, adults working hard to keep up or trailing behind in the humid heat.
Reaching a logging road at the summit, Bryan and Adam Makos
and Quick recheck "GPS
," or Global Positioning System, to see which direction to search.
"We believe in the old adage, 'A country defies itself by the quality of the people it chooses to remember,'" added Adam Makos, Ghost Wings' editor.