In the beginning of May, Kurt, Lucy and I went on a hike in Sunol. We took the Indian Joe creek trail where we had to cross a number of creeks. It started out to be the perfect day with all the wildflowers popping up.
AND THEN Lucy decided that it would be a good idea to roll in a BIG fresh pile of cow poo. OH LUCY!!!!!
Kurt flew down in one-fifth the time that it took us to hike up there. He couldn't personally find the ranger but he came across a nice man who knew who to call all the right people. In the back of Kurt's mind he knew he had to get back up to us for our safty. We hiked where not to many people go. He made the climb back up so fast he was to the point of exhaustion. Half way back up he collapsed and laid there on his belly so as to catch his breath. That's where he picked up a tick that we later removed once we got home.
As Kurt was on his hike back up to me, he could hear the search helicopter. Here I am sitting there, with the helicopter circling us, using a loud speaker but I could understand what he actually said" "to wave my hands if I was hurt or NOT hurt".
At that point there coming over the hill side was my knight in shining armor Kurty! Kurt said "I'm bringing the Calvary!" By the time he reached me he was having trouble breathing I was afraid he was going down too because it was a steep up hill climb that he made in about 25 minutes that took the both of us 3 hours and he had to do it twice!
Soon after Kurt's return, the rangers....the fireman medics....and the park state police came marching over the hill. They talked about sending the 'police' helicopter because it was smaller OR that they could carry me out on a stretcher instead. I asked to be carried out, I might add, it felt a little like Cleopatra being carried out by 8 strong guys.
That was 20 min transport on narrow cow trails barly wide enough for a cow let alone a man on each side of me in a basket. Kurty and Lucy stayed with me following at the rear. I went to look where we were and the fireman smiled and told me not to look down.
Made it home. I pulled a tick that was attached to Kurt and Kurt gave Lucy a much needed bath. I learned my ankle was broken in 2 places.