Lost snowboarder found in Soda Creek drainage
February 16, 1995
Steamboat Springs — Travis Anderson of Steamboat Springs left to go snowmobiling and snowboarding on Buffalo Pass Feb. 10 He didn't make it home until the next day.
Anderson was eventually helped out of the deep snow in the Soda Creek drainage at about 1:00 a.m. on Saturday, Feb 11, according to a Routt County Sheriff's Department spokesman. He was guided out by Routt County Search and Rescue crews who responded to a call of a missing snowboarder at about 5:50 p.m. on Feb. 10.
Buffalo Pass is located just north of Steamboat and the road leads to the Continental Divide.
Anderson's companion, Dusty Dike, reported him missing after he dropped into the drainage on his snowboard and was not seen again. Dike told search and rescue personnel that his friend was wearing light clothing and had no food.
The incident commander was John Witte. His crews located Anderson at about 9:30 p.m. The lost snowboarder was cold and wet, but otherwise fine, according to the sheriff's report. His rescuers helped him to warm up before walking out of the mountains with him.