http://www.tucsonnewsnow.com/story/3381 ... tting-lost
The entire story is worth reading, but a couple of highlights are quoted here:
After about 1 1/2 to 2 hours of going down the wrong side of the mountain, I realized that I was in really big trouble.
I was lost and would need to spend the night.
I had about 10 ounces of water left when I remembered another survival technique -- I would have to start drinking my own urine.
Eating prickly pear pads have a side effect of diarrhea, which I found out the next day. To borrow a line from the pharmaceutical industry -- ask your doctor if prickly pear pads and pee is right for you.
Having a sense of humor helps with positive mental attitude.
I was awakened by very vivid dream about myself in all my hiking gear walking slowly in a southwest direction towards myself. I believe that it is very rare to see yourself face to face in a dream.
Anyway, my thoughts were that it was a premonition of death, which I knew was highly probable in this situation.