Mountain biker injured, rescued on Teton Pass Friday

WILSON, Wyo. — Teton County Search and Rescue helped a man off Teton Pass Friday night after he injured himself mountain biking.

The call came in at 8:19 p.m. June 18 that a mountain biker had been injured on Lithium trail, a steep downhill descent with multiple jumps, and may have sustained serious injury. A strike team set out up the trail on electronic mountain bikes from the Old Pass Road trailhead. they made contact with him at about 9:15 p.m. and assessed his injuries.

The man was able to walk carefully out on his own with TSCAR members accompanying him and his girlfriend to the trailhead. Two other TCSAR members continued down the trail to find the couple’s bikes and hiked them out in the dark. They were back in the hangar at 10 p.m.

TCSAR says the incident is a good reminder to pack a headlamp and extra layers, even though the days are long.


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Shannon is a Wyoming-raised writer and reporter pursuing a master's in journalism at Boston University. Jackson shaped her into an outdoorswoman, but a love for language and the human condition compels her to write. She believes there's no story too small to tell nor adventure too small to take.

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