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Old 11-22-2010, 10:59 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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RECOVERY VIDEO: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9srndhVDSug
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Old 11-22-2010, 11:01 AM
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Glad you're ok!!!
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Old 11-22-2010, 11:03 AM
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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, 11:05 AM
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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, 11:07 AM
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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 11-22-2010, 11:07 AM
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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, 11:11 AM
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Ouch, glad to hear everyone came out without any lasting damage.
Hope all heals up, and Luna is OK.
Salvage what you can on the Jeep, it can be replaced.

Best of wishes, Mike D.
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Old 11-22-2010, 11:12 AM
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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, 11:14 AM
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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 11-22-2010, 11:16 AM
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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, 11:17 AM
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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, 11:18 AM
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eeek. glad you two are ok.
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Old 11-22-2010, 11:21 AM
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ouch glad to hear you 2 are ok
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Old 11-22-2010, 11:25 AM
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I've been thanking my lucky stars ever since I talked to you yesterday Krista. Very grateful you and Flint both are still with us. Your Wag can be rebuilt. I keep calling Luna's name. Prayers up she will be found soon.
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Old 11-22-2010, 11:27 AM
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wow! glad you're ok, hoping for a speedy and safe return of your dog.
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Old 11-22-2010, 11:28 AM
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Not sure what to say,Glad you are alright.Krista, Luna is posted on a few sites to be on the look out.
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Old 11-22-2010, 11:34 AM
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I agree with Willie, it was a blind curve that lead to a cliff. Looking back, it was again one of those situations that reminds you that the scene could have been a lot worse. It still amazes me how strong these FSJ's are in terms of holding up to these types of situations. Great group of FSJ folks there that kept a cool head and kept the situation from escalating. The extraction wasn't all that tough. Change a tire, start her up, and winch her out. Phoebe was one heck of a great jeep!

I truly hope Luna is just out there running around waiting for you guys to find her. We spent the better part of Sunday out searching. I'll keep my fingers crossed.
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Old 11-22-2010, 11:35 AM
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wow! I'm so sorry to hear this, but i'm glad that you all came out of it alive and mostly well. I hope the dog makes it home safely as well.

There will always be more jeeps, i'm just glad you all are okay.

and thank god for good friends to help out through this, sounds like there was a good number of you all there when it happened.
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Old 11-22-2010, 11:41 AM
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The recovery of the Wagoneer went well with all the help. We checked it over,bump the starter and it turned without hitting anything so we changed the front tire [blow-out] started it up and with the help of Tad winch drove it out and to Ralph house believe it or not. It was one of my sad days. Some of us did stay all night ,and some of us went out the next hunting for Luna.
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Old 11-22-2010, 11:51 AM
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Thank you everyone. Especially you guys who were with us. Ya'll pulled together like a finely tuned EMT and recovery team. I was amazed when we got back from the ER to find Phoebe in the yard. I completely broke down when I saw her. She saved our bacon. I was simply stunned when I heard Jerry drove her home. She has lots of salvageable parts.
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