It's one of the most beautiful places in the world to explore the great outdoors. But, when disaster strikes in the Idaho backcountry, finding your way out can be treacherous. That's why rescue crews�train year-round to help save those who find themselves in trouble.
The Priest Lake Search and Rescue team invited kxly4 cameras to their intense winter training in late January. That group is made up of 200 men and women who work without pay and at a moment's notice just to help someone in need.�
One of those people�they've helped is�Ammi Midstokke of Sandpoint. In September, she was climbing near Chimney Rock with a friend. As the experienced outdoors woman made her descent down, the unthinkable happened:�a boulder rolled, hitting her and pinning her ankle.
"There was a brief moment from the initial strike, the initial impact and the second roll and I tried to scramble out of the way but I was a little delirious from the first impact," Midstokke said.
She laid on the cold granite for nine hours waiting for help.�The search and rescue team hiked�hours in some of the most rugged terrain to find her.