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After more than a decade of trips, Cathy Frye and Rick McFarland expected peace and quiet from the Big Bend region of southwest Texas. Then they got lost.

THE OTHER SIDE OF NOWHERE: A brash decision, a fateful turn

posted: 10/12/2014 3:46 a.m. Discuss

BIG BEND RANCH STATE PARK, Texas -- Crouched on trembling legs beside a stubby mesquite tree, I tried to steady my voice.

THE OTHER SIDE OF NOWHERE: 'I'm really worried we're not going to make it'

posted: 10/13/2014 3:47 a.m. Comment 1

BIG BEND RANCH STATE PARK, Texas -- A chilling wind swept across the Chihuahuan Desert, as I repeatedly clenched my jaw to keep my teeth from chattering.

THE OTHER SIDE OF NOWHERE: Thirsty, desperate, and then alone

posted: 10/14/2014 3:22 a.m. Discuss

BIG BEND RANCH STATE PARK, Texas -- Rick and I awoke before dawn, shivering from the cold and covered in goosebumps.

THE OTHER SIDE OF NOWHERE: Out of the desert, into a nightmare

posted: 10/15/2014 4:40 a.m. Discuss

Rick looked at the sea of cactus ahead of him and felt his last bit of hope ebb away.

THE OTHER SIDE OF NOWHERE: Fevered dreams under a mesquite tree

posted: 10/16/2014 4:25 a.m. Discuss

As he plowed through nearly impenetrable cactus, Rick remained focused on a serrated ridge in the distance.

THE OTHER SIDE OF NOWHERE: A frantic search as death nears

posted: 10/17/2014 3:58 a.m. Comment 1

BIG BEND RANCH STATE PARK, Texas -- By 6 a.m. Sunday, the number of searchers had grown to 40.

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