Sisters stranded in snowy Michigan woods return – in summer

Two sisters who survived being stranded for nearly two weeks in a remote part of northern Michigan have returned to the Upper Peninsula, a little hesitant but grateful for their rescuers.

Leslie Roy, 52, and Lee Wright, 56, recently visited the Luce County spot where their SUV became stuck in snow for 13 days in April, The Mining Journal of Marquette reports Friday. Roy said she was “leery” but they wanted to extend their thanks to those who helped them.

Roy, from Valley, Nebraska, and Wright, of Depew, Oklahoma, were found by a police helicopter pilot who noticed a reflection off their SUV in the area, which has no cellphone service. The sisters got stuck about 3 miles from Lake Superior after visiting relatives. They wore layers of clothing, ate snacks and drank melted snow.

On the return trip, the women added their signatures to a post with a sign marking their ordeal and rescue. They also visited the Crisp Point Lighthouse, a nearby destination they were trying to visit on the earlier trip.

“It was uplifting to finally get to the lighthouse,” Roy said. “It was beautiful.”

Still, the women say, they plan to steer clear of visiting the Upper Peninsula again until the snow melts.  (AP)

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