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Re: Help: Jeff Lodico aka slimshady

Postby Boggy B » Wed Oct 03, 2012 1:29 am

pkripper wrote:Scott.
I have a friend that lives on some acreage outside of Redstone. He has driven that road for 30 yrs. I don't think he could get it to Denver, but could get it down and park it on his property until someone could pick it up. Let me know if you want his help.


That would be huge! I'm heading to Durango on Friday (see below).

Paste from an email thread on the same:
Ok, so it looks like a 2 hour affair to bring the truck to Marble. Here's what I can offer

Friday 10/5 - Coming from Denver, can drop someone off in Marble/Redstone/Paonia. The truck would have to be there or separate arrangements made to retrieve it then. This person would also want to pick up the gear from Bill. Looking to leave Denver early afternoon.

Tuesday 10/9 - Coming from Durango, can give someone a lift to the truck and help them get it down. Anyone in the area who can drive stick and spare 2 hours. This would likely be after dark, maybe late PM. I can also pick up the gear and bring it back to Denver.

Neither option looks super convenient for anyone but please let me know if one of those ideas could work. If I weren't already taking off Mon-Tues I'd just go get the truck tomorrow. Going to be really expensive if it sits up there all winter.


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Re: Help: Jeff Lodico aka slimshady

Postby Perea » Wed Oct 03, 2012 6:27 am

Id be willing to pay for gas if anyone can get it. Fall colors are in full affect and would be a nice Saturday drive.

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Re: Help: Jeff Lodico aka slimshady

Postby nkan02 » Wed Oct 03, 2012 6:39 am

You may want to try contact giarcd (Craig) , he helped to organize the 14ers Fall gathering the week prior and has strong connections in Marble. See if he can help.

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Re: Help: Jeff Lodico aka slimshady

Postby Mike Cormier » Wed Oct 03, 2012 7:54 am

If it's any help, I'm happy to volunteer my services in this effort. My details: I live in Denver, could take off work on Friday if needed, pretty experienced driving 4x4 roads, don't mind paying for gas. Whatever it takes.....

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Re: Help: Jeff Lodico aka slimshady

Postby denvermikey » Wed Oct 03, 2012 7:58 am

I may be able to help. I can drive down Saturday. I have driven LKB road before. I would need a second person to go with to drive his truck back though...

Send PM if needed.

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Re: Help: Jeff Lodico aka slimshady

Postby Rock-a-Fella » Wed Oct 03, 2012 8:33 am

Great to hear that Slim is on the mend!!!

I am going with another to LKB TH and the S-Ridge in the am (Thursday) Can bring truck to Marble, Carbondale or Aspen if it helps. Need key and instructions on location of drop. Who ever is taking "Lead" needs to email or PM me ASAP if that proposal helpful is helpful.

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Re: Help: Jeff Lodico aka slimshady

Postby scottfarish » Wed Oct 03, 2012 8:47 am

Sent you a PM. Drafting a second PM right now to coordinate the second part of the relay. This climbing community just rocks! Thanks for coming together to support Jeff.

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Re: Help: Jeff Lodico aka slimshady

Postby IkeB » Wed Oct 03, 2012 8:53 am

Get well soon jeff.

I could help out Friday am if needed. I will be in the leadville area with my own vehicle on Thursday. Just need to be back in loveland by 6pm on fri for work. As a wheeler I don't think the leadking road is bad at all. Pm me if you guys still neeed a hand.

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Re: Help: Jeff Lodico aka slimshady

Postby James Dziezynski » Wed Oct 03, 2012 9:13 am

Hey Guys --

If you don't have it dialed in yet, I'm more than glad to help recover Jeff's truck. I'm in Boulder so I could easily drive up with one of the Denver guys.

Awesome to hear Jeff is on the mend.
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Re: Help: Jeff Lodico aka slimshady

Postby JJJR » Wed Oct 03, 2012 9:21 am

Sorry I can't help with my time (wife is having surgery tomorrow). If anyone needs snack, gas, food money for the recovery I am willing to chip in. PM me if needed.

Glad Jeff is improving. Thoughts and prayers are with him, his family and those involved with his rescue.
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Re: Help: Jeff Lodico aka slimshady

Postby broncotw » Wed Oct 03, 2012 10:17 am

I am praying for Jeff and his family....

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Re: Help: Jeff Lodico aka slimshady

Postby Shogun » Wed Oct 03, 2012 11:38 am

Enormous thanks to everyone who has volunteered to help get Jeff's vehicle out of Lead King Basin. We have coordinated/finalized plans to get his truck back to Denver (amongst a few different parties) so all set on that front.

Thanks again to everyone for all the positive thoughts and wishes.

Michael

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