GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) -- Kati Kim and her two daughters returned to the remote Southern Oregon backcountry site where she and her family were snowbound three years ago in an ordeal that left her husband dead.

Kim brought along a writer helping her with a book titled Nowhere Warm as they renewed acquaintance with searchers and attended last weekend's Josephine County Search and Rescue Christmas party.

Search and rescue coordinator Sara Rubrecht says it was very satisfying for searchers to see the young daughters healthy and happy.

The Kims were driving home to San Francisco after a 2006 Thanksgiving visit to Seattle when they got stranded trying to reach a lodge on the lower Rogue River. James Kim died trying to hike out for help.

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