How does one become so hopelessly lost, even after considerable planning and preparation? The answer to that question is revealed here in this true tale of despair, & perseverance. From the moment his ill-fated hike begins, you will see what the author sees, & feel what he feels as, step by step, his precarious situation becomes increasingly desperate. Heaton is not likely to make it out of the desert alive, but you will find yourself hoping against hope that he does.
A personal note: For the more than fifty years prior to this event, I had been a distance runner/hiker in the most all-encompassing sense of those descriptives. Little did I ever anticipate that at the age of sixty-five, each and every one of the skills honed by those endeavors would be taxed so completely!