george wilkey wrote:
it's prob because there is usually some kind of land access in the east that chopers are not employed very often. unlike the west where they sometimes are a little quick on the trigger to use them. a couple years ago me and some friends went up castleton late in the day and rapped the KI route in the dark. someone saw our headlamps coming down, called the cops, and we were met by a helicopter while hiking back to the parking lot, where the police were waiting. they were nice about it, said it was no big deal, happened all the time, better safe than sorry, but it seemed to me that they jumped the gun.