OAKHURST – A group of young men from Madera was headed up to camp in the Sierra National Forest, when the trailer they were towing behind a Chevy Suburban bounced a little too hard on a curve, tipped over the edge of the embankment and slid down off the roadway.
Fortunately, while the trailer went off-road, the Suburban did not, and no one was hurt in the incident.
Also lucky for the young gentlemen who were visiting the Sierra from New Harvest Christian Fellowship in Madera, a Forest Service employee was nearby and able to assure that everyone was safe, managing traffic as the men pulled their rig back onto the road.
The trailer was damaged but not too badly, and their gear was, more or less, okay.
Following a fairly brief delay, considering what could have happened, the group was back on the road headed for their destination at a higher elevation.
The one-man Forest Service crew cleaned up a bit of debris amidst the gravel, and reminded those who passed by to slow down, enjoy the scenery and drive safely this summer.
As for the young men of New Harvest, they were grateful to be on their way, thankful to the Forest Service for the safety assistance, and crediting their well-being and good fortune to a power watching over them from the very highest elevation possible.
Have fun and be careful out there!