In the mid 80's while up elk hunting one year, we got a huge storm. The snow was up to my hips (and I'm 6'6"). They came through on snowmobiles offering assistance and to take hunters out. We always went up expecting to stay for up to three weeks, so we had plenty of food, water, and firewood. So, we declined their help. They looked at us like we all had three heads.Coconino County Sheriff's Office spokesman Gerry Blair says 50 hunters were offered assistance, some of whom declined.