Here, I'll bump this up to the top for ya, but have to say last time this came up was when I was spending a lot of time up at the Ferry. A HAZ (hikearizona.com) newb requested a shuttle or a ride from the Ferry back up to Wire Pass. I told him I might be able to help, but then I could never get in touch with the guy on any kind of regular basis. He gave me a bogus email address, and wouldn't answer his HAZ PM's. Then I found out 6 weeks later that he was there at the Ferry, begging rides, asking one of the rangers if he knew where I was. I was actually there that day, but that ranger didn't know me. That guy didn't keep in touch with me in any reasonable way, or I would have given him a ride for the cost of gas and lunch (less than $75).
If no one knows you, then you might want to be ready to PM people with cell phone and a real email address so people know they can stay in touch. Just sayin', just cuz I got burned last time.
Moral of the story is: Keep in touch with people! Answer your email! Check your PMs! I have several friends on here I have hiked with who might need this lecture as well.
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