We have been stomping around in the woods for over an hour chasing the signal of the Pinger. The fact that we can hear the short-range Pinger means that it came down at least somewhat intact, and that it still has power. However, it is hot, the woods are very dense, and we don't have an exact fix for this device. Our directional antennas are not being very helpful, as the signal we're trying to chase is apparently too strong.
Going back to the cars for some water, some long pants, and a machete.