Yesterday turned out to be an eventful day. We awoke to such an awe inspiring vision of the clouds drifting below us. The morning started out with our usual breakfast service and seeing the guests off. As we sat down for lunch we received word that one of our guests from the previous night had fallen on Alum Cave trail and possibly broken her ankle. After talking to the park service, we rallied our troops along with all the needed medical supplies and sent them on their way. The woman was approximately one mile down the trail. The crew took the litter down trail to bring the woman to the top of camp so a horse could carry her back down the mountain. Our staff returned with patient in tow around 5 pm just in time to get dinner going for the guests. Chris and I consider ourselves so lucky to work with such an amazing staff who thinks nothing of spending their afternoon off to help someone get the help they need. We learned that she reached the trail head a little after sunset. As far as we know, the patient sought medical treatment and is returning home.
While the craziness was happening, I spoke with a couple who hiked up for lunch on the mountain. They were very helpful in telling me where the patient was located on the trail. Come to find out from some fellow day hikers, the guy had proposed to his girlfriend on Cliff Tops just minutes before coming down into the dining room for lunch. I asked them to send me the pictures so I could share their story to make for a happy ending to such an eventful day.
Congratulations Jackie Wallace and Kevin Regg!
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