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They Ran Out of Water. He Shielded Her With His Body

Rescuers find couple huddled in Joshua Tree amid triple-digit temps last weekend

(Newser) - A couple hiking in the desert south of Joshua Tree National Park in Southern California was rescued after running out of water, authorities said. On Sunday, the man called 911 and reported that his girlfriend was dehydrated and weak, according to a statement from the Riverside County Sheriff's Office...

This 1.6K-Mile Trek Could Earn You $5K

The 1,600-mile 'Carson City to Canada Quest' will pay 2 lucky people to document their journey

(Newser) - Up for a good hike? Slip on those Tevas and head for the border. That's what two participants in the "Carson City to Canada Quest" will be doing next year, and organizers say they'll even pay those ambitious trekkers $5,000 each when they complete the arduous...

Hiker Who Was Rescued After 11-Hour Ordeal Admits Bad Decisions
Hiker Who Was
Rescued After
11-Hour Ordeal:
I Made Bad Decisions

Hiker Who Was Rescued After 11-Hour Ordeal: I Made Bad Decisions

Cole Matthes says he was 'underprepared' for hike on New Hampshire peak

(Newser) - As temperatures plunged on New Hampshire's Mount Washington and ferocious winds made it near impossible to see, hiker Cole Matthes began to drift away from the trail. Then he hit a patch of snow-covered ice and slid hundreds of feet down a ravine. His fall Saturday sparked a rescue...

Amid Atmospheric River, Hiker Missing on California Mountain
Missing Hiker's Body
Found by Drone

Missing Hiker's Body Found by Drone

Lefei Huang, 22, died on California's Mount Baldy amid atmospheric river storm

(Newser) - A 22-year-old hiker who went missing amid extreme winter weather in southern California has been found dead. The body of Lefei Huang of El Monte, last seen Feb. 4, was discovered Friday by a member of the public who was flying a drone, NBC News reports. Medics airlifted to Mount...

Hiker Reaches California 2 Years After She Left Delaware

Briana DeSanctis is first woman to complete solo hike of coast-to-coast trail

(Newser) - After walking around 6,800 miles over more than two years, Briana DeSanctis reached the Pacific Ocean in Point Reyes, California, on Saturday, becoming the first woman to have hiked the American Discovery Trail solo. "What a lot of feelings," she said in an Instagram post . "I'...

Teen in Search of a Better View Falls to His Death

'No view is worth your life,' Jonathan Fielding's sister warns after tragedy at Utah overlook

(Newser) - A 19-year-old man fell to his death at a popular canyon overlook in Utah over the weekend, apparently while trying to take a better photo. Jonathan Fielding, who'd recently moved to Orem from Missouri, was hiking with friends at Moonscape Overlook near Hanksville around 5pm Saturday when he stopped...

Hiker Tells 911 He Is 'Hanging From Cliff'

Man was airlifted to safety from Hawaii trail

(Newser) - The Honolulu Fire Department says it received a 911 call Sunday from a man who said he was "hanging from a cliff." The HFD says a rescue helicopter brought the hiker to safety around an hour after they received the call at 1pm Sunday, the Sacramento Bee reports....

He's the Oldest Person to Hike Grand Canyon Rim to Rim

Alfredo Aliaga Burdio snags world record at 92

(Newser) - It took Alfredo Aliaga Burdio 21 hours and 15 minutes to hike the 24 miles from the North Rim to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. But the 92-year-old Spaniard just confirmed as the oldest person to complete the trek is sure he could've moved faster. "[There...

'Falling 1,000 Feet From a Trail Is No Joke'

Hiker Ian Snyder, missing for 3 days in Hawaii, is found bruised and with broken bones, but alive

(Newser) - A California man rescued last week after vanishing while on a Hawaiian hike is now revealing details about his three-day ordeal. Ian Snyder had headed out on Oahu's Koolau Summit Trail on Dec. 4, but he never returned at day's end, reports USA Today . In a press conference...

Hiker Rescued After 7-Hour Boulder Ordeal

Man was pinned in California's Inyo County

(Newser) - A hiker was rescued last week after he got pinned under a boulder in California's Inyo Mountains. The Inyo County Search & Rescue team, Inyo County Sheriff's Office, and California Highway Patrol were involved in the rescue below Santa Rita Flat, near the community of Independence, the San ...

Hiker Might've Died in Texas Desert if Not for '3 Miracles'
'3 Miracles' Saved
This Texas Hiker

'3 Miracles' Saved This Texas Hiker

Jeff Hahn tells 'Texas Highways' of survival amid intense, often deadly heat

(Newser) - A Texas man who spent 27 hours lost in the desert says he survived thanks to rescuers and "three miracles" that occurred before he met them. As Jeff Hahn tells Texas Highways via the Guardian , he was hiking with his adult daughter at Big Bend Ranch State Park in...

Rescuers Spot 'Unusual' Rock: It Was Their Lost Hiker

Colorado rescue team saves a very cold adventurer on mountain

(Newser) - A hiker clad in a cotton hoodie ended up in serious trouble last week when a snowstorm swept over Colorado's Mount Princeton. However, all ended well when members of Chaffee County Search and Rescue who were tracking footprints in the snow came across "an unusual looking rock at...

Alaskan Hiker Rescued Thanks to Wildlife Cam

Observers alerted rangers in Katmai National Park to hiker asking for help

(Newser) - A hiker in remote Alaska used his wits to summon help in rough weather. As NPR reports, the unidentified man showed up on the live-stream of a wildlife camera on Dumpling Mountain in Katmai National Park. He approached the camera twice, once to mouth the words "help me" and...

Missing Hiker Found Dead in Montana

Adam Fuselier, 32, had been missing in Glacier National Park since Tuesday

(Newser) - A Colorado man who was last seen Tuesday in Glacier National Park in Montana has been found dead, reports KPAX . Adam Fuselier, 32, was hiking Reynolds Mountain, says the GNP in a news release . Park rangers were alerted Wednesday morning that Fuselier was overdue to return from his hike, and...

After 8 Days, Missing Pair Found Near Alaska Resort

Visitors from Tennessee had last been seen hiking in area on Aug. 10

(Newser) - Two people from Tennessee who had been missing for more than a week were found alive Friday near the resort where they were last seen. Alaska State Troopers say 50-year-old Jonas Bare was found by hikers 200 yards from the Chena Hot Springs Resort, around 60 miles northeast of Fairbanks,...

'Horrendous News' in Search for Scottish Hikers

3 found dead after setting out to hike notorious ridge

(Newser) - The bodies of three missing hikers were recovered from a mountain in the Scottish Highlands after they didn't return from a notoriously difficult scramble on one of the narrowest ridge crests in Britain, police said Monday. The trio set out Saturday in Glen Coe to hike the Aonach Eagach,...

Mountain Biker Who Helped Rescue Hikers Dies

Cyclists had guided Cal Fire rescue helicopter in desert

(Newser) - A group of four mountain bikers came across four hikers in the San Diego County desert on Saturday who had no food or water in the 103-degree heat. The bikers spent hours helping the four, who appeared to be suffering from heat exhaustion, and facilitating their rescue, the San Diego ...

Woman Dies Trying to Help Girl Who Slipped Over Waterfall's Edge

Both went over the side, but girl is expected to survive

(Newser) - A woman who was hiking with four teenagers at a popular southern California trail died when trying to help one of the teens last week. Sarah Louise Crocker, 48, was with "family and family friends" at the Three Sisters Falls in the Cleveland National Forest in San Diego County...

Grand Canyon Visitor Dies Attempting Ambitious Day Hike

Indiana woman was found without a pulse along Bright Angel Trail

(Newser) - A Grand Canyon hiker was found without a pulse after trying to make it the Colorado River and back in a day. Officials received a report of an "unresponsive hiker" on the Bright Angel Trail, one of the most popular trails through the canyon, at 9pm on May 14,...

Teen Hikers Rescued Thanks to Helpful iPhone

10 teens found themselves lost in the dark

(Newser) - Darkness fell and still the teen hikers did not appear. It was enough to worry guardians of the group of 10, aged 16 to 18, who soon alerted California's Ventura County Sheriff's Office. But as CBS News reports, it was Apple's Emergency SOS feature that ultimately led...

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