Ok here's a recap of what happend.
DH actually just got back here around 7:30 tonight.
DH and my FIL were in the Bear Town Wilderness area off of a forest service road when they started the hike. My FIL had been in the area before with some people who knew it well. The plan was to 'bushwack' a short distance onto a trail...problem was they never found the trail. They had no cell service there and going back the way they came was hard. They were going to be making a loop (the plan was to do that anyway!!!). So when it got dark and foggy they decided it was safer to hike down the mountain. (Through lots of rhododendron he said
) and they eventually found that man's home in some town called Burks Garden. They had started near Tazwell.
He was nice enough to let them rest in his living room there. DH didn't take his sweatshirt hoodie that he'd brought. It was in the car. He had a windbreaker on over his 2 cotton shirts.
They rested there till about 10 and then they had to hike back up to the car...by using a road and a real trail this time!!!! I think the gentleman might have given them a ride but he had to work earier so they were on their own. DH called me around 5 saying they'd gotten back to the car and were getting coffee and heading back.
I'd actually gone to get some dinner with my MIL and DH's Grandma (no one wanted to cook...we were just spent, plus DH's step-dad had our nephew at baseball practice) so no one was here to greet him. We did bring him back some dinner though.
He's a little burnt on his face, arms, and head (DH is a nice fair redhead) and his lips look burnt and chapped. He's got some nice blisters on his feet and he's walking like a stiff old man at this point.
I just wanted to say THANK YOU to you all from the bottom of my heart!
I wanted to check in sooner, but like I said before, the computer is in my in-laws bedroom so it's harder to get to it. I'm off to have some ice cream with the family now!