Nearly two months later, Cathy returned to Big Bend looking for closure.

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/RICK MCFARLAND
Nearly two months after their ordeal, Rick McFarland and Cathy Frye returned to Big Bend Ranch State Park, where Texas game warden Brent Tucker led them to the mesquite tree that had sheltered Frye. The tree's thick foliage was gone, but Frye recognized it immediately.

Special to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/MARY FRYE
Cathy Frye's mother, Mary, took this photo the day after Cathy returned home. She is wearing one of the Texas game warden uniform shirts used to cover her in the desert.