Pay it forward

Rescued a year ago, local men lend aid to injured biker


Photos courtesy of Curt Campbell

Jack Riddick, left, on the walk up Blackhall Mountain Road Sept. 1 and Curt Campell on a July hike to see where he and Riddick were carried out during their rescue last year.

One year ago local hikers Curt Campbell and Jack Riddick were rescued after being trapped on Medicine Bow Peak overnight. The date was Aug. 31, 2014. On Sept. 1, 2015 the hiking pair were able to lend a little help to an injured Dave Jeffers, his brother Bill and Scott Randall.

The trio had been mountain biking on the Coon Creek trail along the east fork of the Encampment River. Jeffers said he flipped over his handle bars, landing with his weight on his left hand. At the time Jeffers said he was not sure if he had sprained it or broken a bone. Randall helped Jeffers wrap his hand for the r...

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