TO ALL FELLOW JEEPERS:
On August 12th, 2000--a tragedy happened on the mountains. Maybe I posted this to scare you into being safe on the trail, if it saves only one life (yours) then yes-that's why I did, but I would rather it wasn't at the expense of someone's life. Your not invincible, please be a safe jeeper, and have fun, as even the experienced drivers get caught off guard. Mike was alone and trying to get back up the saddle from Gibson Lake. A hiker/fisherman at Gibson Lake saw the whole thing, and in 10 minutes was there trying to save him.
Please remember to ALWAYS stay perpendicular to ANY slope. I repeat: Please remember to ALWAYS stay perpendicular to ANY slope. Don't let your gonads or your buddies make you do anything that isn't safe! I have never felt bad about NOT doing something on the trail I wasn't ever comfortable doing and didn't do. Really...your buddies WILL understand. After finding out about the rollover on Sunday from the JU forum, I found out more info to share with everyone about jeeper Mike Lane who died, and the hiker who tried to save him.
Let's learn 2 things: 1)Never Jeep Alone, and 2) Think Safety 1st.
PLEASE EVERYONE...For Mike's sake: THINK SAFETY BEFORE ANYTHING ELSE!!! (I mean anything!)!!!