I just got back from a few days of great skiing at Grand Targee. It really is as goodas they say. since i wasn't staying right at the resort i had to drive that twisting turning road up and down. Sat night it was snowing hard i had my truck in four wheel drive taking the road nice and slow doing 25 mph. At one of the big hair pin turns I saw skid marks going across the road and into a big snowbank. As my head lights came further around there was a Pickup high on the snowbank it's front wheels over the guard rail. On the other side of the rail it looked to bea drop of a few hundred feet or more. the family inside the truck were all fine no body hurt just shaken up and very thankful. What got me was they said a driver not to far behind them simply kept on driving past never stopped to see if they needed help. I just don't understand that. How could someone simply pass by and not offer some help? I waited with the Family for about 15 mins untill the tow truck arrived. He was a GI just back from Iraq and taking his step kids for thier first outting on skis. The truck was pulled off the Rail and after a quick inspection There didn't seem to be any real damage. The wife took the keys from her husband and said she was going to do the rest driving back to Driggs. The whole thing took less then an hour out of my life. I was hungry tired from skiing and wanted to get back to my room. I didn't do anything but offer my help. It's such a small thing to do. I just don't see how you could pass by a car in trouble on a lonely mountain road.
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2/21/05 at 4:56pm