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Story of survival

A rescued hiker tells of his wet ordeal among mountains

By Leila Fujimori

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Mar 23, 2012

~~<p>Hiker Mike Bowen's survival skills were tested to the limit &mdash; he drank rainwater and sweat wrung from his clothes &mdash; when poor weather and visibility turned a five-day hike into seven on the Koolau Summit Trail.</p>
<p>&quot;Conditions were so harsh, I was not sleeping nights for the most part,&quot; said the 30-year-old Kalihi man. &quot;Dealing with the heavy winds and the cold made things very hard. Each night just wore on me.&quot;</p>
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Hiker Mike Bowen's survival skills were tested to the limit — he drank rainwater and sweat wrung from his clothes — when poor weather and visibility turned a five-day hike into seven on the Koolau Summit Trail.

"Conditions were so harsh, I was not sleeping nights for the most part," said the 30-year-old Kalihi man. "Dealing with the heavy winds and the cold made things very hard. Each night just wore on me." Login for more...



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