It seems that:
Curtis Whitson and his family were days into a scenic, Father's Day weekend trip in Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park when they got trapped at the top of a 40-foot waterfall in the Arroyo Seco Canyon.
Whitson told the Washington Post he hiked the same route seven years ago and descended the very same waterfall by rappelling down a rope attached to its side. But this time, there was no rope!
That's right, they were stuck, low on rations, and without help probably would have had to resort to cannibalism -- eating worms and bugs is cannibalism to this vegetarian.
So, stranded miles from the nearest campground and without cell service, he wrote an SOS note on a bar order pad his girlfriend apparently brought to keep score playing card games: "We are stuck here at the waterfall. Get help please." He put the note in a green water bottle, carved "help" into its side, and tossed the message downstream.
And so they were rescued and the rest is history. (Read full story here.)
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~~ Dr. TV Boogie