Saturday, January 3, 2015

Broken Ankle

We revisited the spot in Sabino Canyon National Park where the paramedics finally loaded me into the ambulance. Lucinda and I had been hiking the Phoneline trail and had just started down the switchbacks when I slipped, stepping off a large boulder. Unfortunately my left ankle broke in 3 places. But the real ordeal was the 2 hours it took getting down the .7 mile switchbacks. Luckily some inspired and seasoned hikers helped me hop about half way until the paramedics arrived and carried me the rest of the way.  By the time we arrived at the bottom,  an ambulance, fire engine, sheriff, and search and rescue all had been called in to assist.

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