This story has a happy ending.

Ruby Stein had been to visit her granddaughter in Eagle County last week. When the visit was over she left to head home to Akron. But she got turned around and ended up on a rarely traveled dirt road instead of I-70...then her car became got stuck in mud. She and her cat spent five days and four very cold nights in her Nissan Sentra.

She used all of the clothes from her suitcase and piled under them to keep warm. Ruby said she ate snow to stay hydrated...for 5 days. Finally, some hikers spotted her car and got her back with her family. Ruby is now back home with her cat Nikki.

Source: 9News Denver