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August 2, 2012               7:20am

A 64-year-old hiker who became stranded after taking a wrong turn and spent more than two days clinging to a sheer cliff face in California’s Sierra National Forest said his strength was slipping away and that the rescue team came just in time.

Before being rescued  Saturday, Lawrence Bishop had fallen into despair and had begun hallucinating.

“I’ve never been in position to say, you know, ‘How much am I willing to do to stay alive?’” Bishop said Tuesday. “I basically stayed awake all night and wrote a goodbye letter to my wife and daughter.”

The experienced hiker had gone climbing with friends. He was separated from them Thursday, and they reported him missing the next day.

Bishop said he had seen some children on top of Dog Tooth Peak and he climbed it, took photos with them and started down.

The peak is composed primarily of granite. As he was working his way down, he slipped, fell backwards and hit his head, he said.

The 10,000-foot descent was steep and perilous, and he couldn’t negotiate the smooth, slick granite plates.

“I just basically hoped I had the stamina and determination to bear the pain and hang on,” he said. “I said, ‘I can’t get down this.’ I found a little hole in the rocks and I planted my butt there and my poles into the granite plates, and I anchored myself and thought, ‘Either I am going to get rescued or I am going to die here,’” he said.

Bishop said he had no water and ate plants to survive. As the hours lingered on, he attempted to rest.

“Friday, I despaired of anybody seeing me, so I tried to inch down to a spot where I could sleep better, skinned up my left side, my butt and right arm and elbows got torn up,” he added.

A total of 52 hours into his ordeal, rescuers finally arrived. By the time they made a mad dash to Bishop, he didn’t think he could hold on much longer.

Neither did his rescuers. Two of them risked their own lives to sprint several hundred feet up the slick rock.  From there, a helicopter was sent to take him down the mountain.

Bishop now says that even though he thought he would die, he made it for a reason.

“I wasn’t done living yet,” he said.

from:  http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2012/08/california-hiker-clinging-to-cliff-for-two-days-rescued-just-in-time/

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using the number/letter grid:

 
1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

 

Lawrence Bishop

3                           6               

 

what he must do/has to do = 36 = Hiker.  Climber.  Cliff.

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PHOTO: Micah True, 60, an accomplished ultrarunner featured in the best-selling book "Born To Run," has been missing in New Mexico?s Gila National Forest since Tuesday.

March 31, 2012

They call him Caballo Blanco, the White Horse.

Ultrarunner Micah True, 60, is a legend in the distance running community. He was depicted in Christopher McDougall’s best-selling book, “Born to Run,” in which he took up residence in the remote Copper Canyons of Mexico among the Tarahumara, a desert-dwelling tribe of the best ultrarunners in the world who gave him the moniker.

But True mysteriously disappeared last Tuesday after leaving for what was supposed to be a 12-mile run in southwest New Mexico’s Gila National Forest. Search efforts that were launched on Wednesday have ramped up across the region, The Associated Press reported.

Some 14 search teams — complete with people on horseback, dogs, helicopters and a search plane — set out Friday to find True, and they were joined by hordes of extra volunteers today, New Mexico state police told the AP.

“We’re going to do everything possible to cover as much ground as possible, but it’s already been four days,” state police spokesman Lt. Robert McDonald told the AP. “By no means are we going to give up, but time is of the essence as always in a search and rescue effort.”

True, who lives in Denver, had spent the night at theWilderness Lodge in Gila Hot Springs, N.M., and went running Tuesday morning wearing shorts, a T-shirt and hat and carrying one water bottle, according to Jane Bruemmer, the lodge’s co-owner.

“He goes for a run every day, so it’s not unusual,” she told ABCNews.com. “We just don’t think he had much with him, since he was planning on coming home. We’re perplexed.”

Since True spends part of the year in Urique, Mexico, where he is the race director of the Copper Canyon Ultra Marathon, a 50-mile race across the desert, Bruemmer says he often stays at her lodge while en route to and from Mexico. He runs frequently among the cliff dwellings of the Gila National Forest.

Before True went missing, Bruemmer and her husband were heading to Silver City, N.M., a town about 40 miles away from the lodge, but True had planned to stay until Wednesday, when he was to depart for Phoenix to visit his girlfriend. So the couple bid him goodbye, leaving a friend to watch the lodge while they were away, Bruemmer said.

But the friend told the Bruemmers that True never returned from his run on Tuesday, and that “the guests were worried,” she said. So she and her husband, Dean, called the state police Wednesday morning, and they launched a search in the area, where the temperature can drop below freezing at night.

True had left his dog at the lodge, since he would be running north along Highway 15, which dead-ends at the cliff dwellings, Bruemmer said.

“We don’t know where he was from then on,” she said. “We’re assuming he went off-trail. But this is a huge wilderness.”

Bruemmer said she’s received lots of calls and emails from the ultrarunning community, offering their help with the search, and True’s girlfriend also arrived from Phoenix to join the effort.

True wasn’t known to have any health problems, and Bruemmer suspects he may have become injured. But the search parties “have gone over and over these trails, and on really obscure trails that are barely there anymore,” she said.

People have been known to get lost in the Gila National Forest, because it’s a wilderness area, “so you can get turned around,” she said. “But I wouldn’t have thought it would happen to Micah.”

from:  http://abcnews.go.com/US/micah-true-missing-ultrarunner-disappears-mexico-wilderness/story?id=16045685#.T3ekbqtSQ3M

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using the number/letter grid:
1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

 

Micah

4     8

 

how he loses his heart’s desire = MH = 48 = Lost.  Location.  Where am I?

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