Peters, a trim triathlete with long brown hair and aviator sunglasses, also wanted to include her adventure in an effort to raise funds for the Orangewood Children's Foundation, a nonprofitorganization dedicated to eliminating child abuse and neglect in Orange County. "My goal is to raise …a dollar for every foot of the mountain's height."
By chance, the group stumbled upon the three Omaha hikers at a Lone Pine motel on Wednesday night.
"We recognized them from photographs shown on television news reports of the effort to find them," Peters said. "They told us that they said a lot of prayers in that hut and, with only one sleeping bag, they also did a lot of cuddling and huddling to stay warm."