(West Yellowstone, Mont) At 3:30 pm on Saturday January 23, a 26-year-old man and a 40-year-old man got their snowmobiles stuck in the backcountry on the Two Top trail system about 8 miles southwest of West Yellowstone. Both men were unsure of their exact location, but were able to walk to a location with cell service. From this location, they were able to send a GPS location showing where they were.
Emergency responders from Gallatin County Sheriff Search and Rescue met the two lost snowmobilers at the GPS location provided. SAR volunteers loaded the two on the back of the rescue sleds and drove them to their stuck snowmobiles. Team members were able to find the stuck sleds and free them. All SAR members and the rescued party were able to ride out on their own snowmobiles. No injuries were reported.
Photo courtesy of Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office