Friday, September 07, 2007

More rescue tales

As you've probably heard, the backpackers lost in Rocky Mountain National Park were found, safe and sound - although probably a tad hungry after a day or more eating wild berries and mushrooms.

Adventurer Steve Fossett is still missing, and rescue crews are searching more ground than earlier in the week.

And The Gazette willl have a tale in Saturday's paper about a Manitou Springs man, Robert Campbell, 65, who was lifted off a ledge in Grand Tetons last weekend. He spent the night on the ledge after he was injured.

“Everybody tells me this is supposed to be a wake-up call, that I’m too old," Campbell told Gaz reporter Scott Rappold. But Campbell says he'll be back in the mountains in spring.

Darn straight, Mr. Campbell.

Join me, wherever you are tonight, in lifting a cold one to all rescue crews - for many jobs well done.


Erik said...

Better yet, purchase a Colorado Outdoor Recreation Search and Rescue Card.

From the page "For the cost of the card, you have helped ensure that trained and well equipped search and rescue teams will respond should you become lost or in need of rescue. Furthermore, volunteers will not have to incur undue expense due to your emergency."

Dena Rosenberry said...

That can't be said enough times. Fork over a coupla bucks and help s&r - and give yourself a little peace of mind, too.