A marriage proposal on a mountain wasn’t supposed to end with a rescue mission. Joshua Mason and Katie Davis traveled from Texas to Colorado to go hiking at Jasper Peak, just outside Boulder. The couple hiked for eight miles Saturday until they reached the 13,000-foot summit, where Mason planned to pop the question. They found an isolated, scenic location and Katie happily accepted Joshua’s proposal. But soon after Joshua got down on one knee, it started to get dark and they had trouble finding a trail back to their car. They didn’t have enough equipment or water to stay on the mountain overnight. Fortunately, a male hiker found them and brought them to a nearby camping ground where he was staying with friends.
… But when the newly-engaged couple showed symptoms of altitude sickness and dehydration, one of the campers hiked down to his car, drove to a nearby town for cellphone service and called 911 at 2 AM Sunday. Paramedics found Joshua and Katie two hours later. They were able to head back down to safety by 6:30 AM.