Arteaga was wearing a T-shirt, jeans and flip flops when she started her hike. She quickly lost the flip flops. To survive, she ate watercress, nuts and berries and drank water from a creek.
Friend said that doctors think some of the berries that Arteaga and Huff ate while lost might have been toxic and caused them to become confused. The berries' toxins and dehydration might have caused Huff to hallucinate.
Cassell said Arteaga told him she had prayed every night that God would keep her safe and help her get out of the woods.
“She said she knew he was there with her,” Cassell said. “She gave God the glory that he got her out.”