While I love exploring and going on adventures with my boys, there are ways to go about it to mitigate risk. Like making sure we keep together. Making sure everyone has some essential gear like water. And making sure we at least have some sort of rudimentary plan. Austin and his family did not.
Failure is a great teacher and ideally we can learn from Austin and his family so as not to make the same mistakes. Whether it is a outing into the mountains backpacking or a trip to the county fair, it is good to have a plan.