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Ouray woman thankful for rescuers, who had a busy Labor Day weekend

  • Members of the Ouray Mountain Rescue Team carry an injured Jen Norvell to an ambulance after she slipped and fell off an unmaintained pack trail near the Bimetallist Mine Sept. 3· Norvellsustained a broken leg and nerve damage. Courtesy photo
    Members of the Ouray Mountain Rescue Team carry an injured Jen Norvell to an ambulance after she slipped and fell off an unmaintained pack trail near the Bimetallist Mine Sept. 3· Norvellsustained a broken leg and nerve damage. Courtesy photo
Jen Norvell has been hiking since she was 5 years old. She grew up in the Catskills and lived in the Adirondacks. The retired U.S. Army officer once ran a program that took juvenile delinquents into the backcountry. She knows wilderness first aid. "I'm not the one who needs to get rescued," she said. "I never thought I'd be in a situation where I couldn't take care of myself." That changed in a…

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