A few recoveries over the weekend, and even more pending in the queue!
We’ll start off with a FJ Cruiser that was driving up an access road and went off the side. The vehicle was very close to a building and couldn’t get traction to get back up the bank. A quick pull had it back on the road and moving under its own power.
Next operation was down on Loch Lomond, a Lexus GX 470 had a suspension problem and needed an assist getting parts swapped on the trail to be able to drive out. Teams assisted in getting this work completed so the owner could drive home.
Not photo’d is a 4runner that went up Caribou Creek just outside of Eldora. They blew a tire and were unable to jack the vehicle up far enough to safely change the tire. A team assisted with larger jacks and then proceeded to help the owner navigate the rest of the trail to get back to town and have that tire replaced.
Another Saturday operation occurred just outside of Leadville where a Subaru got hung up on a big rock in the trail, and self recovery efforts were just not working. The team had to winch this vehicle off the rock in order to get it moving under its own power again.
And the final mission of the weekend’s post occurred in Gilpin County. Our Emergency Response Team was sent to this one as there was a young child involved, and weather was moving through the area. A vehicle had gone up a trail and ended up with some suspension damage and a blown tire. Team assisted in getting the occupants off the mountain and the last responding member returned home just before 3:30 AM today. Vehicle recovery will occur at a future date.
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