Here in California there was another story this week about a pair of hikers that got lost on a hike and were trapped for 4 days. Noth were found alive (severely hydrated but alive) and are recovering just fine. unlucky for us was the news coverage for that 72 plus hour period about the "Dramatic Search." Even worse was when they interviewed the lovely couple, couple of what I have no idea, and they both turned out to be illiterate jack asses who rambled on about "Like the animals like scared like me..." Thank god we saved these two. Maybe they'll get their own reality show?
If you are going to hike go prepared. Know your paths. Tell people where you are going. Org in a group. Carry a portable GPS device and fully charged cell phone. And water. Lots ans lots of water. Because if you it aint worth the tens of thousands of tax payer dollars spent on man hours and resources to find your dumb ass and that's The Bitter Truth