We just had a successful rescue
of a backpacker and his dog, lost in the I-80 corridor of the Sierra. Have done the hike he got discombobulated on and while it's not terribly technical, it's still always possible to get off trail and especially, stray into the spring snowpack.
Sounds as though he made sound decisions after getting lost, so yay. Will guess his phone went dead, because I-80 is the one Sierra region I can always get a signal.
With Memorial Day coming, S&R are probably revving up for the busy summer. Chalk this one up in the win column, especially with snow predicted tonight.