Here is a screenshot from a Youtube map animation video of the terrain and body locations:
Is there any information where the footsteps were found in relation to the three found in between cedar tree and the tent? I only ever see how far the bodies were from the cedar tree, not the trail of footprints.
If they were trying to return to the tent, it would make sense to follow the footprints back, particularly if a flashlight was left to light the way.
If one or more of them collapsed on the way down, then again it makes sense for them to be near the footprints. Unless they were separated, or didn't go down at the same time.