Access Road 6227, Cañon City, Colorado, USA

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Access Road 6227, Cañon City, Colorado, USA

38.3047303°N, -105.3189558°W

Posted on August 13, 2018 by Connor

What happened?

I was on a solo adventure motorcycle trip at a location along the Trans America Trail.  It was one of my first nights camping at elevation.  I think I was suffering from mild elevation sickness and fighting a stomach bug at the same time because after eating dinner and making camp I vomited and was starting to feel a fever coming on.  I was just out of cell phone coverage and I didn’t feel comfortable riding back to town on the rutted out technical trail I came in on in my condition.  Being solo and not sure how serious my condition was, I did not hesitate to use my ARC PLB to call for help.  I was scared and never felt more alone.  Within 2 hours a local sheriff located me and transported me to the hospital.  

Words of wisdom

Being a solo self sufficient traveler I was tempted to “tough it out” and try to deal with my situation on my own.  Looking back I am extremely grateful I came to my senses and called for help.  Your life is worth more than your pride.  Can’t be a tough guy if you’re dead.

Thank you note

I’m really glad I had your PLB to save my bacon.  It allows me to mitigate my risk on my solo trips and really enjoy the awesome beauty the less traveled path affords.  

Rescue location

Access Road 6227, Cañon City, Colorado, USA

Rescue team

Law Enforcement / Police

ResQLink™+

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This product has been replaced by the ResQLink View. Learn More It may be small, but it's tough. The ResQLink™+ Personal Locator Beacon (PLB) is a buoyant, GPS-enabled rescue beacon that's suited for outdoor adventures of all sizes (think: everything from hiking and cycling to hunting and fishing). Should you run into an unexpected survival situation, the ResQLink+ PLB will relay your location to a network of search and rescue satellites, allowing local first responders to more easily get you home safe and sound. Be Prepared for the Unpredictable!  
  • Buoyant
  • LED strobe light
  • Self Test
  • 66 Channel GPS
  • Easy emergency activation
  • Antenna clip

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