By in Outdoor Journal


The strong resolve I have developed is lost when the victims are your loved ones. I recently rolled up on an accident scene in a remote part of Pocahontas County to a dreadful sight. My wife’s car was upside down along the highway. My wife and daughter were walking around the outside in a state of shock and my mother-in-law was trapped inside. It was so scary I didn’t know how to react. There was euphoria they were alive, but fear for just how much damage was done.

This area was in the middle of the Monongahela National Forest. Cell phones were useless. However, as often happens in West Virginia, there were plenty willing to help out. A passing car took off to alert the fire department. We heard the distant siren and I think……


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