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Old 11-22-2010, 11:59 AM
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Rolled my Wag in Arizona-Donor body found -recovery video posted -post #318 for link

We are OK. We really haven’t had the time or frame of mind to post about it till now. We’ve been trying to figure out what we are going to do and locate our dog who ran off into the desert after the accident and hasn’t been seen since Saturday night.

We were coming up out of the wash on an easy shelf road. Not too steep or off camber - I’d consider it a pretty mild trail. We were cresting a curve to the right and it looked like there was plenty of room and it wasn’t steep. What I couldn’t see was that the trail narrowed right at the crest and I needed to be further to the inside of the trail. As we started around the curve my driver side wheel left the trail. From what we understand, the jeep went down left fender first, tumbled and landed on the back corner of the passenger side roof and rolled to a stop on her wheels.

We’ve got lots of bumps, bruises, abrasions and Flint has some stitches in his scalp. The wag’s body is totaled and we think the frame is bent. The folks that retrieved her from the ravine while we were at the ER started her up and drove her off the trail and all the way home to Ralph’s house. We’ll post pix when we get a better internet connection.

But we are OK. This was an excellent reminder that no matter how much off roading you’ve done a small mistake can end up badly.

Flint is heading back out on trail today to look for Luna again. I am staying here and contacting animal control and shelters to get the word out about her.

I can't resize images to post them in the thread. Go to the link below to see high res full size photos:


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Old 11-22-2010, 12:01 PM
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Glad you're ok!!!
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Old 11-22-2010, 12:05 PM
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Thank goodness your alright...

I sure hope you find Luna. I'll say a prayer for her safe return.
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Old 11-22-2010, 12:07 PM
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It was the saddest day in my FSJ life and Em and I are grateful you and Flint are ok.
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Old 12-04-2010, 07:34 AM
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Originally Posted by Tad
It was the saddest day in my FSJ life and Em and I are grateful you and Flint are ok.
Indeed. I cried the first time I read this. It was the saddest day in my FSJ life too. We are forever grateful we are ok also!
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Old 11-22-2010, 12:11 PM
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Ouch, glad to hear everyone came out without any lasting damage.
Hope all heals up, and Luna is OK.
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Old 11-22-2010, 12:03 PM
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That's terrible. I hope you are all fine and I'll say prayers that you find Luna. Glad you are still able to write about it.
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Old 11-22-2010, 12:07 PM
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Glad you are ok, I hope and I will pray that you can find Luna soon!!!
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Old 11-22-2010, 12:12 PM
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wow! glad no one was hurt and wishing you all the luck in the world on finding your pup happy and healthy.
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Old 11-22-2010, 12:16 PM
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I have a few pics to post, if that's alright with you Krista.
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Old 11-22-2010, 12:18 PM
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eeek. glad you two are ok.
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Old 11-22-2010, 12:17 PM
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Wow, glad you guys weren't hurt too bad. I hope you find Luna soon.

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Old 11-22-2010, 12:14 PM
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As we continued on after getting the Jeep out I came up to the same point and can see how easy it was to misjudge it. And the group was just crawling along. But as I got to that point you can't see the trail because you are pointing up and it flattens at the same point as the turn. I knew it was there and was still surprised by it.
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Old 11-23-2010, 12:05 AM
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If I was closer to you guys, I would lend you my pry bar to get those doors and tailgate open.

(my guess is that Ralph has it anyways )

Still, it looked like you have a good power/drive train underneath phoebe...
Toss it under another Wag and claim reincarnation!

I may have to do that with Setsuna.
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Old 11-23-2010, 12:09 AM
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Well...Breach(Brake)Master needs a new frame..there ya go. Course I don't think you'll convince Flint to paint it white..
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Old 11-23-2010, 12:13 AM
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I am shocked, saddened and relieved... whew!

I wish you and flint a fast recovery. In body and spirit.
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