"Who had the Blackhawk out there then, some good samaritan that happens to own a helicopter"
Mono SAR trains with air resources from numerous agencies. Most military aircraft for our county come from NAS Fallon.
It is rare that AFRCC will release a helo for a body recovery. However, these ships can use cases like Matthew's as an excuse for some training....and perhaps make something happen for the case in the process.
I think of Matt often. I believe he is at rest among these magnificent peaks.
There's now just enough snow in the Sierra to make the Minarets really dangerous. Moats/crevasses may be hidden but not safe to travel over.
All of California is still very short of precipitation for the winter.