Dear Family and Friends,
You received the first part of the story of how Lynn and I went on a casual one day picnic outing Tuesday morning in the Olympic National Forest to see the snow scenes in an area only locals know. But our car became stuck in ice and snow in a remote area. The temperatures were near zero degrees Fahrenheit and we had to use our car and whatever we had as survival gear in the cold. Hypothermia could be a possibility. We eventually became the object of Search & Rescue and got home in the wee hours on Thursday.
As I mentioned, this is no Reader’s Digest or Guidepost or O Magazine big time story. But it did have its potential dangers since where we were stuck had NO cellphone coverage, no one knew where we were, and we were 13 miles from the nearest buildings.
In Part 1 we grazed ideas about how and why we go into the mountains, and then, why on this particular Tuesday. In this Part 2, we will tell what we did to survive and where we fell short. In Part 3 [yet to come], Lynn will share some of her own thoughts and we’ll tell more about those who eventually got us out.
I’ve attached Part 2 in two formats, a pdf, and an xps – whichever works best with your desktop computer, laptop or tablet. I think pdf is the clearer.
Hugs from Lynn and me