On Wednesday morning, July 9, I became mired in quicksand in lower Courthouse Wash. Wednesday evening, finally convinced by my friends who found my car, GCSAR was called out. Because I was probably within the park, Arches search and rescue also was called.
The competence and kindness of these people require more adjectives than I know. Once found, I was treated with respect, being included in decisions regarding the rescue. Team members proceeded cautiously and thoughtfully, keeping everyone on the same page. In a rough situation I was dug out and carried with supreme gentleness.
There were people there whose names I do not know. I would like to thank each one. I will thank Jim Webster, GCSAR commander, who was there, Nate Plants of Arches and John Marshall of the EMS team that arrived.
I can’t imagine our world without GCSAR. Lucky us.