This is absolutely accurate. The suggestion was made by RT and picked up by both the local LV station and Inside Edition when they edited and narrated their video of him. I admire your hope and pluck, LietKynes, so much. I am not hopeful at all. Like all wilderness mysteries, I'm obsessed. No one really keeps track of missing persons in Mojave NP (as opposed to SB County) but perhaps we can collectively begin to do that work. Surely, there are risks to going out there (from all parts of nature - including human nature).