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I fell while clearng trail with my friend and colleague, Rich Tenaza, at Cleary Preserve in Napa County, California, and broke my neck. Dressed for a day hike, we spent a very cold night. Rich hiked out to get help the next morning. A great mountain rescue team made up of men from several agencies found me some 13 hours after I broke my spine, and evacuated me by helicopter. Had Rich not been with me, I don't know when, or if, anyone might have found me. He definitely saved my life. He also photographed my misadventure.

Oops! That last step was a mistake!
 
It's been a long day's night ... and damn COLD!
 
Here come the rescuers.
 
"Let's talk this over."
 
This hike may take a while!
 
Hey! Someone finally found me... 13 hours after I broke my spine.
 
Cutting my vest off.
 
 
 
When I emerge from this cocoon, I hope to be a butterfly!
 
"We can bring the cable right through here."
 
"I think I hear something."
 
 
 
 
Snug as a bug.
 
CHP chopper in the distance
 
CHP riding to the rescue.
 
I think my ride's here!
 
Up, up, and away!
 
 
 
Hey! Easy does it!
 
"Well, there he goes; let's pray he makes it!"
 
A week in hospital like this? I think not fun!
 
Hard neck brace before surgery
 
Soft neck brace after surgery
 
Free at last, free at last!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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