Real Survival Stories

Lost Hiker: Alone in the Desert

Oct. 11, 2023

A momentary lapse in concentration nearly costs a hiker his life. One wrong turn takes Ed Rosenthal off the beaten track and into the desert. As he scrambles to find the path, he’s drawn deeper and deeper into the wild. Stumbling ever onwards, the endless march will push his body to its limits, taking his mind to profound and unexpected places… For more on Ed’s amazing story, read Salvation Canyon: A True Story of Desert Survival in Joshua Tree. A Noiser production, written by Sarah Ward. For ad-free listening, bonus material and early access to new episodes, join Noiser+. Click the Noiser+ banner to get started with a 7-day free trial. Or, if you’re on Spotify or Android, go to Learn more about your ad choices. Visit neither hosts nor alters podcast files. All content © its respective owners.