Movement to contact is a type of offensive operation designed to develop the situation and establish or regain contact. A commander conducts this type of offensive operation when the tactical situation is not clear or when the enemy has broken contact. -- Field Manual 3-90, Tactics.
From a reader.
Peck Canyon. You are looking to the North and slightly to the East. This was the direction they were coming towards (the BORTAC team) that night. . . As you look at it, scan towards the right side which points East towards Route # 19. A very short distance.