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Old Jul 15, 2014, 12:05 AM   #1
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Default Grand Canyon Rescue!

On our recent trip to the Grand Canyon the road to one of the viewpoints became blocked by the trunk of a large dead tree trunk. (There were strong winds that afternoon-30MPH steady, with gusts to 50MPH!). When we came upon the scene there were numerous vehicles stopped on either side of the impasse. Lots of us were stuck and it was finally decided by a large group to attempt to rotate the largest piece off the road, one "heave" at a time. Meanwhile a second group of us maneuvered the smaller piece off the road and removed all the bits and pieces. The large piece became stuck almost but not quite off the road. What to do now? No problem--a guy with a great big Chevy pickup crew cab backed it up to the tree trunk and pushed that sucker completely off the road. Everyone congratulated each other and traffic flow was restored. I was using my trusty camera to capture the entire "rescue"!
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Old Jul 15, 2014, 11:17 AM   #2
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Well, that is an interesting adventure, and thanks for the photos. Now you can add "photojournalist" to your resume.
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Old Jul 16, 2014, 2:01 AM   #3
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I like that series of pics .. sometimes when Im in that ckind of situation you wonder whether theyre going to get funny with you and your camera esp if your snapping away.
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Lucky you had you camera with you to take some pictures from what did happening.
Thank you for sharing them!
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Old Jul 17, 2014, 12:20 PM   #5
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A nice photo story for sure.
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Great documented story..!
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