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Angels in the wilderness : the true story of one woman's survival against all odds / by Amy Racina.

Racina, Amy, 1956- (author.).
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  • 2 of 2 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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1 current hold with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Adams PL Sys. - Decatur Branch 796.522 RAC ANG (Text) 34207001991810 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Worthington Jefferson Twp PL - Worthington 796.52 RACINA (Text) 36820000227396 ADULT NONFICTION Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 0971088896
  • Physical Description: 220 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Santa Rosa, California : Elite Books, [2005]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note:
The fall -- For love of the mountians -- On the trail of the ancestors -- The trip of a lifetime -- Before the fall -- The day of the fall -- In the ravine -- A dozen ways to die -- Talking to God -- The go-lite girl -- The first day -- Pain -- Longing for life -- The second day -- The lure of the solo experience -- The third day -- Two toots of a whistle -- Contact -- The three rescuers -- The fourth day -- Rescue -- Dangling by a thread -- Repairing Amy -- An unknown wilderness -- Almira -- Helping Amy -- The purple ambulance -- At Carla's -- Many firsts -- Many heroes -- Like a junkyard dog -- The questions -- After the all -- Gifts and revelations -- Spiritual tools for physical survival -- Gratitude -- Back to the mountains.
Summary, etc.:
This book is a first-person account of a disaster on a solo hiking trip. Author Amy Racina was hiking in a remote part of King's Canyon National Park in California's Sierra mountains when she lost the trail. With no warning, she suddenly fell sixty feet, breaking both legs on the rocks below. She survived for four days and nights, battling pain, fear and exhaustion, pulling herself along with her hands and refusing to give up. She was miraculously saved, her calls heard by a man who was partially deaf. It describes her dramatic rescue as she was airlifted out, swinging helplessly from two straps, dangling fearfully beneath a helicopter high above the ravine where she had fallen.It is an amazing tale of despair and courage and hope. It speaks of incredible strength and heartbreaking weakness as it details what one woman believed might be the last days of her life. It is a memory of the darkest of times and an affirmation of miracles.
Subject: Rock climbing accidents > California > Kings Canyon National Park.
Wilderness survival > California > Kings Canyon National Park.
Racina, Amy, 1956-

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