Helicopter rescue high on Diablo
May 29 2005
random trip report
As we set off we see two helicopters circling the area we're about to hike. A mile up the road, one of the helicopters has landed and an authority figure says a woman fell and broke her leg. The helicopters circle endlessly, making one hell of a racket. Rich complains about the noise to another authority figure, and I tell him that if it was him lying at the bottom of a ravine with a broken leg he wouldn't be complaining, so shut the #*&$ up.
A bit later we see one of the choppers winch up an occupied stretcher. It looks like the woman fell quite a ways down a steep slope. Seems like the chopper is slightly overkill, but what the heck.
Anyway, it's a great hike on a gorgeous day,
marred only by our failure to find soft-serve ice cream on the way home.
I'd have more pictures except my Flash card was full
and it took me a long time to figure out how to delete stuff.