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2012 Colorado Authors' League Best Feature Winner"who do they call?" from vail valley magazine winter 2011

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The young man has a little too much liquid celebration and, just fooling around, he steps into the fast-churning springtime waters of the Eagle River near State Bridge.Immediately, the current grabs him. A 68-year old hiker from Denver turns his ankle on the Red and White Mountain trail. A spelunker rappelling down a hundred-foot cave wall in Glenwood Springs bangs his head and is stranded on a ledge in the dark. A young snowboarder is swept away in the sudden roar of a collapsing 1000-foot avalanche on Uneva Peak near Vail Pass. The gutsy volunteers of Vail Mountain Rescue are first on the scene!