Manastash Ridge, Washington –
On August 8th, 2009 a guy decides to drive his truck off the 4W309 trail on the ridge to get to the lower part of 4W309 which he could see from the top. This is what we were told by the people in the other rig with them we met earlier on 4W330. They were on their way to look for Search & Rescue and had a flat and had to borrow a jack.
Some quad riders in the area where there helping by the time we got there. The quad riders said the driver was in pain but could walk around. The passenger was conscious but could not move. We stayed to help until the Search & Rescue got there. We had to guide the helicopter in by phone. The Search & Rescue and Forest Rangers on the ground showed up as the helicopter was landing.
We do not know how this story ended. We just hope for the best.