by Tara Servatius
Meck Deck blogger
Inspired by a Hollywood movie about a man who cut off his own arm to save himself after being trapped by a boulder in the same canyon, a man from Concord crawled four days across the Utah desert after breaking his leg on a solo hike in the same canyon, the Associated Press reports.
Of course. Who wouldn’t want to try this solo after seeing this movie?
Amos Wayne Richards, 64, was inspired to hike Little Blue John Canyon after he saw the Oscar-nominated movie “127 Hours” but fell 10 feet during his trek on Sept. 8, the AP says.
Here’s my favorite part:
Without cellphone service and only two protein bars to eat, Richards began crawling back to his car across the rocky terrain. He filled his water bottles with rain as he painstakingly retraced his steps, eventually dragging himself almost five miles.
If it were me, I wouldn’t be giving interviews. I’d be too embarrassed.