Happy Ending to Springtime Camping Rescue

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It seems like there have been a number of stories about lost or stranded hikers in the past month and I suppose as the weather warms up we’ll be seeing even more. Springtime, in particular, can be more dangerous than other times of the year for a few reasons: Weather changes quickly in the spring. …

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Appalachian Trail News


Two Appalachian Trail news items of interest this week: Mike Caetano of Pensacola, FL is hoping to become the oldest person to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail and he’s already on his way into the record books. The 86-year-old man started his hike this spring and hopes to complete the journey in November. Caetano is planning …

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Missing hiker rescues herself


A woman missing in the Pisgah National Forest since Sunday walked out of the forest safely on her own after about 24 hours in the wild. The UNC-Asheville student had been hiking alone Sunday afternoon and when she didn’t return that evening her roommate alerted authorities who mounted a seach and rescue effort. In so …

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