July 20, 2011
Good samaritans (from left) Robert Mercado Sr., Bobby Mercado and Brandon Mercado arrive just in time with an adequately-supplied Jeep to free the adventure crew.
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A trio of Good Samaritans stops to help Don, Darlene and Nora the Schnuazer after their rig is stuck in a snow field on the way to Table Rock.
Propped on both elbows under the pickup, I paused to huff-and-puff. My grip relaxed on the near useless, short-handled shovel.I backed into the sunlight and stood on the slippery, slanted, hard-packed drift.'It's high-centered,” I called ominously to Darl