Angels in the Wilderness: The True Story of One Woman's Survival Against All Odds
Angels in the Wilderness The True Story of One Woman's Survival Against All Odds Author:Amy Racina 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,... more » 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. This is an amazing tale of despair, 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. First time in Paperback! Previous edition: 978-0-971088-89-4 Over 6,500 sold« less
This book was good.This book did go into her fall off the mountain but it also went into her hospital stay and her friends who helped her.The book also goes into her family life also.We learn that Amy was hiking from any early age and knew what she was doing.She also goes into what went wrong and why she fell off the mountain.It also goes into what she did to survive until help came. The spirit Amy had to survive and to walk again was very uplifting.It just shows you what you can do if you really put your mind into it.It also makes you think what would you do if you were in that situation.The book also tells us that Amy loved hiking by herself.The ending was very uplifting and you found yourself saying wow.After finishing this book I wanted to know more about Amy and her life.I also liked that the book gave you an update of what she was doing now at the end of the book.
Amy Racina falls sixty feet onto solid granite while hiking solo in the California's Sierra Nevada mountains. This is a first person account of her four days and nights surviving with two shattered legs,the people who rescued her and the ones who saved her.
The story is amazing but does get lost among her personal philosophies that she repeats every other page. Not a well written book either it lacks closer on those who helped her and way to many details. I still gave it four stars because it is a quick read and is a good guide for what not to do and to do for hikers.