The main purpose of man-tracking is to determine the lost or missing person's direction of travel, which can greatly reduce the size of a search area.
So wouldn't it be nice if all footprints were as obvious as this one?
But obviously they're not. And that's where some tools, tips, and a grab bag of tricks come in handy, not to mention a lot of practice for those involved in man-tracking for law enforcement, Search and Rescue, the military -- anyone who wants to find someone who's recently passed through an area.
If interested in man-tracking classes please contact our training division for hosting our class at your agency.