Four lost hikers saved in Franklin Mountains
Jake RollowEl Paso TimesThursday, March 2, 2006
Four people were rescued from the Franklin Mountains on Wednesday morning after losing their way on a hike, fire officials said.The hikers -- three males and one female -- were between the ages of 17 and 24. Fire Department Lt. George Cortez said the group began hiking about 5 p.m. Tuesday but lost the trail. They continued until about 1:30 a.m. Wednesday, when, while stuck on a ledge overlooking a road, they signaled for help by burning some of their clothing. Fire officials said one hiker had a sprained knee and another had an injured lower leg. None were taken to a hospital. Their names were not released.
Okay. Where to begin. Firstly, let me start by saying flat out that the quick thinking cub scout that burned his clothing which signaled the Fire Officials was none other than that asshole about town William Jackson Wiggins. When I saw his dirty and skivvy clad form on the televised news I laughed so hard I nearly pissed my pants. I mean, Franklin Mountains, people! It is ONE MOUNTAIN RANGE! YOU CAN NOT GET LOST! You go left or you go right and there is fucking city sprawl! What a fucking idiot! Visiones flashed through my mind of him falling to the jagged rocks below and his scrawny corpes being picked clean by vultures and wolverines. An iguana skittering of with his blood splattered underwear...