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Man rolls truck 250 feet down mountain outside of Aspen, walks away

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This is a crazy story!

 

"A 31-year-old Denver man in a modified Toyota FJ Cruiser rolled about 250 feet down the side of a tight switchback near Montezuma Basin on Forest Road 102 on Saturday and walked away mostly unscathed.

 

James Scully was heading up to the Castle Peak and Conundrum Peak trailhead outside of Aspen and said he wanted to get to as high a campground as possible before starting his hike early the next morning. His quest to save his legs from several hundred feet of hiking nearly cost him his life."

 

Continue reading here: http://www.aspentimes.com/news/22697655-113/man-rolls-truck-250-feet-down-mountain-outside

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That slope is probably steeper than it looks but not as steep as it could have been. Pretty lucky though.

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I know an MCSO Lake Patrol Deputy that was on his way to a call at Apache Lake late one night and missed a curve and rolled down an estimated 300 foot drop in an Expedition. He was able to extricate himself, crawl up the embankment on his hands and knees during a 3 hour period. They were out looking for him but couldn't find him. He got himself up to the road about sun up and a guy towing his boat up to the lake found him. He had a broken arm and broken skull but survived to fight another day. Took him about 6 months to fully recover. The Expedition didn't fair as well.

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That slope is probably steeper than it looks but not as steep as it could have been. Pretty lucky though.

 

Forgot to add that he was extremely lucky the two guys in the Jeep were there. Outstanding assistance on their part.

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I think the guy was camping. Please let your buds know. Weird guy to go out by himself.

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