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Russ In Idaho
Posted 1/22/2023 19:21 (#10053830)
Subject: Hey you can't park there,...

“These are the times that try men's souls.”
Well been quite a week here, wind nonstop. Some snow. We've been blown in on desert cattle. Schools shut down one day for wind. So we hadn't a person to every part of desert, my son and I went today and tried to make the loop. We sent two sleds on worst end, going to meet up on one end.

We made it within two miles of each other, and got stuck. Luckily had phone service. We shoveled some, was down in a ravine area. We call at various points letting them know how far we get. That way if we don't call within 1 1/2 hours they know approximately the area we are in. So sleds made it to us, my son changed and got on other sled and rode to main county road. He led my other son in to pull us out with a Yankyum rope. If we would have taken winch with us we could have pulled to a cedar tree and got to high ground. But left it in shop.

So on the way out to rescue us the neighbors and my son saw search and rescue going to get someone about five miles from us. They must have gotten their person out. So on the way in on state road my son happened to look out looking for any signs of S & R at the last minute he saw what he thought was a fence post, right then he saw two dogs. He stopped and got off road. It was a man walking out. Son unloaded 4 wheeler and drove in a couple of miles and got him. He was a Chilean sheep herder trying to get his truck into sheep that run on desert with us. He got his truck stuck, was walking to state road. Lucky my son saw him, the guy had called for a ride. My son brought him back to closest town and waited for his ride to show.

So to my knowledge everyone got home, that kid should have stayed at his truck. Last guy that made that walk, darn near froze to death. S &R had to cut him out of his clothes as froze to ground. He ended up losing both hands to frostbite.

We had pently of tractors and loaders to come get us if worst case. Would have just had to wait. We were able to get to sheep camp early that morning and check on them, the herder was out with his sheep as one horse was gone from camp. It was a nasty day out on main state road, good where we went. But wind came in when they drove out to get us.

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