Ryan and his father were hiking in the Rocky Mountains which are known for their extreme climate changes. Well that ended up being a problem one night when Ryan got separated from his father. His dad called a search and rescue team but they had to call off the search for the night. It was getting cold and starting to snow. Hypothermia was setting in and Ryan was close to death but then two elk appeared. They could sense Ryan was in trouble and lied down beside him to keep him warm through the night. This saved his life. What a miracle!