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When Life Leaves You Dangling from a Helicopter

Oh… my… goodness. Do I have a tale to tell you all.

But I can’t tell you just yet. I’m leaving tomorrow to take Noah camping and after that I had some other blog posts written and scheduled that I think need to go up first (you’ll understand why later).

Plus… it’s going to take me some time to put this story together, and there’s no way I can do it all in a single blog post.

Just know that somewhere in the middle of it all, this photo was taken:

Yep, that’s me. Dangling from a helicopter.

Story to come.

Dan Pearce, Single Dad Laughing

PS. What’s your theory of what happened? (If you already know, no telling!)

36 comments
Kimberly Stoker
Kimberly Stoker

My curiosity is getting the better of me, glad to hear the details are coming next week. I hike in Utah all the time and never expect anything to happen that I can't handle myself. I know this is not true but it has been true all of my life so I forget that sometimes. So curious to hear your story, especially since I know you are an experienced hiker.

Drea
Drea

So... is anyone else still waiting with bated breath for the story behind this photo? :)

MoeDaniels
MoeDaniels

Imitation of Goose from Top Gun?

elshortone
elshortone

Well, it's a Lifeflight helicopter. I know someone that decided to go hiking up Mt. Olympus at noon one day in January, and they had to be Lifeflighted off the mountain once it started getting dark. Was it something like that?

mizzie1980
mizzie1980

Well, if we are comparing weekend stories, I was in a movie!  Just as an extra, but I was still pretty excited.  Especially since I live in Nowhere MN.  But they are filming here and asked for anyone who wanted to be in it to dress up and come.  Probably not as exciting as your story though.  ^_^

BonniRaeBaker
BonniRaeBaker

two things....

1. teaser blogs make me want to punch myself in the face. 

2. camping? JEALOUS x 10.

iameverywhere
iameverywhere

You being rescued from a crowd of admirers.  They overwhelmed you with their excitement.

Matt McAffee
Matt McAffee

Now that I've seen the pictures on your profile. I believe I've figured it out. Evidenced by the roll of TP by your left elbow, and the rain gear on your friend. You most likely passed out after you realized that you couldn't find a clean spot to go number 2. Deciding that you couldn't walk without soiling yourself, (which would have been really, really, bad) you decided to call in SAR. I'm a little worried about the brown smears on your face though.... 8-

AdamBritten
AdamBritten

You are the victor of the Hunger Games? Good job, Tribute.

Virginia George
Virginia George

If that's you up there, then someone was on the ground to take that well composed photo, which only makes things more interesting.

Irish Carter
Irish Carter

Hmmmmm.....Did one of you end up down a ravine like I did two springs ago?  I hope not...I hope its some "pay for FUN and EXCITEMENT" story.  Can't wait to hear it. 

 

Irish

Matt McAffee
Matt McAffee

Sounds like a checkmark on The Bucket List to me.

lovinghoneybear
lovinghoneybear

Simple. You gave a pregnant lady your seat in the chopper and since standing room is a bit difficult inside a chopper, you had to dangle ;) OR something much more cool, exciting and nail biting... but I'd like to think it was the first of the two.

 

Does this adventure qualify you to do all of your own stunts now?? :P

Single Dad Laughing
Single Dad Laughing

Haha, John, it was me being helped. I *wish* I was the one doing the helping.

Mouse
Mouse

My guess is also getting you out of the way of a fire. 

That must have been an *awesome* flight, whatever the cause!! :D

Kim Vivanco
Kim Vivanco

That's just so mean. . . To tease us like that. Lol have fun camping!

Kim Vivanco
Kim Vivanco

That's just so mean. . . To tease us like that. Lol have fun camping!

AMills
AMills

You have my undivided attention! LOL

DebArendsTuitel
DebArendsTuitel

I'm quite sure that you were out hiking, and heard a helicopter. When you looked up, you could tell by the way the 'copter was flying that the pilot was in distress. You then constructed a trampoline of twigs and debris and used it to launch up to the helicopter, grabbed the conveniently dangling rope, posed for a picture, and then climbed up to save the pilot, crew and 'copter. Well done.

John Baker
John Baker

My assessment: If you're going UP, you're helping someone who was hurt on the ground... If you're going DOWN, you're reinacting a "Survivor" episode and being dropped into some wilderness.

Amy
Amy

You are such a tease!

tnjeepchick
tnjeepchick

It's gotta have something to do with that awesome smoke-filled picture you posted earlier this weekend...hope everyone & your home is okay!!  Can't wait to get the whole story.

Andrew Chow
Andrew Chow

Wow...stay safe, Dan. Please. Life is exciting enough without dangling from a rescue helicopter. Take it easy and take care. Looking forward to all the posts you've planned.

SarahKamalzadeh
SarahKamalzadeh

HOW CAN YOU LEAVE US DANGLING LIKE THIS?! (pun intended)

Anthony Lower
Anthony Lower

You pray for a really big lemon merigue pie below you in case you need to break your fall?

tigger62077
tigger62077

Not just any helicopter either, it would appear, but a LIFE FLIGHT! I'm assuming you're okay, since you're posting and whatnot. Can't wait to hear the story, though.

Single Dad Laughing
Single Dad Laughing moderator

Haha. I'll be starting the story on Friday, after I'm done with the current post series I've got going!