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Red_Chili
01-14-2008, 10:21 PM
I got this from Brant with Clear Creek Ranger District:
Bill,
I got a phone call from a stuck 4x4'er in the York Gulch Area. Seems they
got their F250 stuck and cannot get it out, It's been there a week, they
have exhausted all of my knowledge of tow companies, plow operators, etc.
My question to you is... do you or anyone you know want to help this person
out? We, Forest Service, have nothing that would get close and they are
stuck in the middle of the road. Although not blocking traffic, of course,
since the vehicle seems to be buried and no one in their right mind would
attempt to get through. The vehicle is located approx. at Bald Mtn. Lane
and Alpine Way between Fall River Road and Central City. If you are
interested or want to pass on to others up for a challenge contact Melanie
@303-(home) or 720- She seems to really be up a creek since
this pickup is used for her business. If you can't help, no problem at all,
please do not feel obligated in any way. I am only making the few contacts
I know to people that are capable of assisting. I know how some of you guys
love a challenge like this. Pass this on as you see fit but posting on the
web might be risky since it may open up the opportunity for some pathetic
person to go vandalize, break in etc. If you do tackle this keep me posted.
If you have any questions try my cell 303- since its Friday for me
I won't be in the office til Thurs.


Brant Wobig
Clear Creek RD
Arapaho & Roosevelt National Forest
Idaho Springs, CO
(303) 567-3022

Romer
01-14-2008, 10:32 PM
Too much for the Chili?

RockRunner
01-14-2008, 10:43 PM
I would be more than happy to be part of the support staff, I don't think Red chili and I can do it..........................then again "Wonder Twins Activate"

Kidding aside, I will be help of the rescue party if it is on Saturday, LMK what the deal is. I bet with a few winches we could get her out.

timmbuck2
01-14-2008, 10:49 PM
2 lockers but no winch. sigh.

Uncle Ben
01-14-2008, 11:09 PM
I'm in! I can go up tomorrow only...rest of the week is booked! I will call them tomorrow am. I bet Robbie can assist!

timmbuck2
01-14-2008, 11:33 PM
Kevin, want a co-pilot? And some extra muscle?

Uncle Ben
01-14-2008, 11:35 PM
Kevin, want a co-pilot? And some extra muscle?

Sure if we can get it done early! Robbie goes to bed early so I'll call him in the AM

timmbuck2
01-14-2008, 11:36 PM
cool, let me know. I will see if I can reschedule some meetings in the morning.

Uncle Ben
01-14-2008, 11:38 PM
cool, let me know. I will see if I can reschedule some meetings in the morning.

PM me your number and when I have some answers in the morning I'll call ya.

RockRunner
01-14-2008, 11:51 PM
Kevin, if you go up there again DON'T LOOSE YOUR ARB DOUBLER!!!!!!!

Also if it does not come about let us know and maybe some of the others want to scrub their sidewalls clean. I am sure you guys canget her out.

Uncle Ben
01-14-2008, 11:57 PM
Kevin, if you go up there again DON'T LOOSE YOUR ARB DOUBLER!!!!!!!

Also if it does not come about let us know and maybe some of the others want to scrub their sidewalls clean. I am sure you guys canget her out.

Can't lose what I don't have yet! ;) I have a spare. Thanks....well see whats up in the AM

Uncle Ben
01-15-2008, 12:11 AM
This should have been posted in Members only section!

bigbluefj
01-15-2008, 12:33 AM
pic's and video

corsair23
01-15-2008, 01:02 AM
pic's and video

x2

We were just there, correct? That could be a tough extraction but with the warm weather this week and now the cold moving in, maybe if you can get her up on top the snow will support the weight :confused:

Let me know when you go and I'll stay far away :hill: - No sense in you having to try to rescue two stuck rigs :eek: :lmao:

Beater
01-15-2008, 07:57 AM
bring your shovels...

Red_Chili
01-15-2008, 08:18 AM
Too much for the Chili?
F250? I am not ashamed to say, "uh, yeah, I *think* so..."

The Chili does exceptionally well when she is pulling the Chili around. Pulling whales, not so much. :lmao:

RockRunner
01-15-2008, 08:22 AM
F250? I am not ashamed to say, "uh, yeah, I *think* so..."

The Chili does exceptionally well when she is pulling the Chili around. Pulling whales, not so much. :lmao:

Bill, that F250 should be easier. Light rear end and higher ground clearance should be a big help. I have pulled my buddies Ram 2500 out of the big snows the last few years.

Still I don't think it would be easy but put our two mini's back there with our winches going, while we are strapped to some trees, and we would get her out.

PS Uncle Ben I agree, Members only, can we move it??? Let us know how it went.

Uncle Ben
01-15-2008, 08:53 AM
F250? I am not ashamed to say, "uh, yeah, I *think* so..."

The Chili does exceptionally well when she is pulling the Chili around. Pulling whales, not so much. :lmao:

Exactly! Takes a kid with a piano tied to his feet to pull a whale! :lmao::lmao:;)

treerootCO
01-15-2008, 08:55 AM
take pics and feel free to call if you need assistance. Be safe...

Uncle Ben
01-15-2008, 08:55 AM
Bill, that F250 should be easier. Light rear end and higher ground clearance should be a big help. I have pulled my buddies Ram 2500 out of the big snows the last few years.

Still I don't think it would be easy but put our two mini's back there with our winches going, while we are strapped to some trees, and we would get her out.

PS Uncle Ben I agree, Members only, can we move it??? Let us know how it went.

I called both numbers this morning and so far notta. Her Cell went straight to VM so I'm guessing it is off. Message left, snow gear by the door.....

EDIT: Just got a call back from the home number. The guy wasn't amused.....wrong number! :rolleyes: I called Brants cell and left a message so hopefully someone calls me back or it will be too late for me to head up there....

treerootCO
01-15-2008, 10:19 AM
I called both numbers this morning and so far notta. Her Cell went straight to VM so I'm guessing it is off. Message left, snow gear by the door.....

EDIT: Just got a call back from the home number. The guy wasn't amused.....wrong number! :rolleyes: I called Brants cell and left a message so hopefully someone calls me back or it will be too late for me to head up there....



phone guy out ;)

Uncle Ben
01-15-2008, 11:38 AM
We're on! The truck went in from the Fall river side and never reached the ridge road. Sounds like it's all dug out but their buddies in Jeeps could even get to them. Its a stock 71 F-250. Robbies coming up behind me for support...... not sure what pics I'll take but I'm sure I'll have some entertainment for ya..... BTW she was estactic that I had a winch instead of a come along! :rolleyes: ;) I'll be on 145.145 107.2 BTW

corsair23
01-15-2008, 12:15 PM
Kevin, you are the man!!! :bowdown:

Slap a Rising Sun sticker on her back window :thumb:

treerootCO
01-15-2008, 02:21 PM
Real time status report:

Kevin just called. 12:41 the pickup is out and driving down the hill. Hopefully not to add insult to injury, Robbie and Kevin continued up and over the ridge for coffee in Central City. The Forest service is aware and everyone is happy.

:bowdown::robbie::kevin:

:risingsun

MDH33
01-15-2008, 02:30 PM
Coool. :cool:

Good job guys. :thumb:

RockRunner
01-15-2008, 02:33 PM
Way cool, score one for the good guys :thumb:

Uncle Ben, how's that "coffee" :beer: tasting??? :cheers:

wesintl
01-15-2008, 03:00 PM
Real time status report:

Kevin just called. 12:41 the pickup is out and driving down the hill. Hopefully not to add insult to injury, Robbie and Kevin continued up and over the ridge for Carmel Machiato's in Central City. The Forest service is aware and everyone is happy.

:bowdown::robbie::kevin:

:risingsun

:thumb: word.:bowdown:

Red_Chili
01-15-2008, 03:04 PM
SCHWEET. Boy is Brant gonna be impressed. He's gonna look to us more and more as can-do parters with the CCRD. Rightfully so!

Rezarf
01-15-2008, 03:38 PM
Can we get Kevin and Robbie a Rising Sun cape?

Thanks guys, you represent us well! :risingsun:

rover67
01-15-2008, 03:47 PM
thats pretty cool guys!

Bikeman
01-15-2008, 03:53 PM
Awesome! Totally awesome!

FJBen
01-15-2008, 03:54 PM
sweet! very cool!

subzali
01-15-2008, 04:04 PM
Almost makes me wish I was back in school so I could have taken off and joined in!

Almost.

You guys rock!

Hulk
01-15-2008, 04:08 PM
Wish I could've been there! Great job, guys!

Hulk
01-15-2008, 04:09 PM
This should have been posted in Members only section!

I moved it. :)

wesintl
01-15-2008, 04:43 PM
It can stay in chat. I've already removed the info to protect the innocent.

Hulk
01-15-2008, 05:36 PM
OK, cool.

Jacket
01-15-2008, 05:38 PM
Great story. Who needs one of these:

http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h201/mralsto/yankeehill_0108/IMG_0021.jpg

When you've got these

:robbie::kevin:

bh4rnnr
01-15-2008, 08:25 PM
Awesome work UB and Robbie!!! I'm sure Brant will be happy with your efforts:cheers::beer::beer:

Convert
01-15-2008, 08:47 PM
Good job guys:thumb:

trucruiser
01-16-2008, 07:44 AM
Great job guys.
Cant wait to see some pictures.

Tch2fly
01-16-2008, 08:33 AM
Great story. Who needs one of these:

http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h201/mralsto/yankeehill_0108/IMG_0021.jpg

When you've got these

:robbie::kevin:

Maybe a combination of the two.
I know people have mentioned these before but I've never seen a video of them in action (ignore the J@@P)
http://www.supermotors.net/vehicles/registry/media/314974
Pretty cool

RockRunner
01-16-2008, 10:07 AM
Maybe a combination of the two.
I know people have mentioned these before but I've never seen a video of them in action (ignore the J@@P)
http://www.supermotors.net/vehicles/registry/media/314974
Pretty cool

You got to love those tracks. A snowmobile company in Creste Butte had a F450 Dually set up like that. They said they could go anywhere they wanted to :rolleyes: This was a huge truck too, Crew cab, lift etc.

They make these for quads too and even motorcycles, oh to have unlimited $$$$$ to buy all the toys we want. :thumb:

corsair23
01-16-2008, 01:02 PM
...oh to have unlimited $$$$$ to buy all the toys we want. :thumb:

x2

What were those one that were sale awhile back going for again? Like $25K used or somesuch? IIRC they are in the $30-$35K range new from Mattracks. Sure would take the fun out of the snow run though :lmao:

I need to create a smilie with a black LX 1/2 buried in the snow. Anyone have smilie creation software? :thumb:

Uncle Ben
01-16-2008, 11:39 PM
x2

What were those one that were sale awhile back going for again? Like $25K used or somesuch? IIRC they are in the $30-$35K range new from Mattracks. Sure would take the fun out of the snow run though :lmao:

I need to create a smilie with a black LX 1/2 buried in the snow. Anyone have smilie creation software? :thumb:

Your just gonna have to actually drive that thing and take the camera! :rolleyes: :Princess:

Red_Chili
01-17-2008, 08:14 AM
Here ya go... :lmao:

7454

Uncle Ben
01-17-2008, 08:28 AM
Here ya go... :lmao:


Fixed it....

Uncle Ben
01-17-2008, 11:35 AM
Not many pictures but here ya go....note how much snow they had dug out from the truck and it was still buried! Also, someone tried to winch it out I guess....note the bumper!
The last pic is a Photoshop crop (zoom) that shows the passenger tire wear (down to steel cords) from spinning against a rock or log when stuck. Unfortunately, Malanie reported back that the trans went out near Idaho Springs on the way down to Denver. What an unfortunate (expensive!) ordeal for Malanie and Paul....glad the Forrest service and Rising Sun could help them!

corsair23
01-17-2008, 07:58 PM
Fixed it....

:thumb:

Thanks Chili and UB :hill:

corsair23
01-17-2008, 08:03 PM
Your just gonna have to actually drive that thing and take the camera! :rolleyes: :Princess:

Hey now :D - I took the camera last time...

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