Sunday, November 25, 2012
Photo: Camelback Mountain Rescuer Being Lowered
There is no place for a helicopter to land on the steep slopes of Camelback Mountain. The only way to get rescuers to an injured hiker is to lower them down from a helicopter or for the rescuers to walk or climb up the mountain.
It is not unusual for us to see police helicopters circling around Camelback. I don't recall seeing a rescuer dangling from the helicopter right from our backyard before. Fortunately, this story has a relatively happy ending, as I will explain with my next few posts and photos.
Today is Sunday, so we have new photos posted on our Viva la Voyage travel photo site. We returned about one week ago. It was a wonderful mix of native cultures, South Pacific scenery, a total solar eclipse, a volcano erupting at night, and colorful coral reefs.