How 2 campers got stranded in the Oregon mountains and survived
Henry Backus and Matisse Nash set out late to the Cascade Mountains from Portland. The two planned to stay the night at a secluded campsite east of Eugene, then visit a nearby hot springs in the morning. What was supposed to be a quick overnighter turned into a three-day nightmare, as heavy snow started to fall in the mountains, trapping their car on a remote forest road. Their story is a cautionary tale for all who venture out to Oregon’s mountains in winter, but also one that shows how to escape a hairy situation with some quick thinking, hard work and a little bit of luck.
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