Well, the real reason I posted this was to make that doggone endless thread about "A Walk in the Woods" disappear (Please NO comments on that or "Wild"!)
"Angels" was written by an avid backpacker (I forget her name) from Calif (Sebastapol) who had a horrendous fall in Tehipite Valley in Kings Canyon Nat'l Park. It is quite an intense story of survival (oops! I gave away the ending:), and had a lot of resonance for me, since I've been to Tehipite and other such places and could imagine it happening to me, except I think, myself, I would've died. She was pretty tough.