My friend Kim nailed it with her post about James and Kati Kim, the young couple who were lost in the snow in Oregon with their two children. I too was hoping desperately for a happy ending for him, this young man I never met or heard of before this happened. Rob and I drove from Seattle to LA once for Christmas, and not only did we go through miles and miles of seemingly empty Oregon valleys, when we came back, a blizzard whipped up just outside of Portland that turned the roads to ice. I'm from Minnesota and I've seen winter, but that scared even me.
It's shocked me how people have been so quick to second-guess, to say "Well, I would never have left the car!" Yeah, if I had magical future-seeing powers and knew that we would finally be rescued, neither would I.
But if I was a father of two young girls who were slowly starving to death and we'd been there a week with no sign of anyone finding us, A WEEK, I think I might have tried just about anything.