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  • Strangers Carry Injured Woman Down the Mountain When She Couldn't Continue Hike

    08/31/2018 4:45:15 AM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 28 replies
    Inside Edition ^ | Aug 30, 2018 | JOHANNA LI
    When a Colorado woman collapsed at the top of a 14,000 feet summit in the Rocky Mountains, strangers banded together to carry her all the way down. “It was just so amazing,” 55-year-old Beverly Wedelstedt told “Amazing humanity.” She explained that she and some friends were hiking Gray’s Peak last Saturday when Wedelstedt felt her knee give out. . . . As her friends discussed how best so support her down the narrow trail together, another hiker chimed in, saying he'd carry her himself. “One gentleman says, ‘I’m military. Are you comfortable doing a fireman carry? I’m going to...
  • Hiker Bit By Rattlesnake at Fremont's Mission Peak, Transported to Hospital

    05/02/2017 11:29:49 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 5/2 | Cheryl Hurd
    A San Jose man is in serious condition following a rattlesnake bite Monday afternoon east of Fremont on Mission Peak, a California Highway Patrol flight officer and paramedic said. The snake bit the man at about 1 p.m. on the top of Mission Peak during a hike with his wife. A CHP helicopter crew heard a call to emergency personnel, responded and landed on the peak. The victim was given anti-venom after being transported to Washington Hospital, CHP Flight Officer and Paramedic Shaun Bouyea said. Bouyea was the one who administered the anti-venom. The victim, 47, sat on a rock...
  • Case of AT hiker missing for two years appears to have tragic end

    10/17/2015 3:50:29 PM PDT · by Altariel · 14 replies
    (CNN)For two years, the whereabouts of Geraldine "Gerry" Largay had confounded authorities in Maine. Largay, a 66-year-old experienced hiker from Brentwood, Tennessee, disappeared while trekking the Appalachian Trail in July 2013. Hundreds of people searched for her. There wasn't a single clue. On Wednesday, a single person, a surveyor, came across bones, clothing and gear just over a half mile from the trail.
  • Documents: Hiker found dead in Maine survived at least 26 days [AT]

    05/26/2016 4:13:07 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 72 replies ^ | May 25, 2016 | staff reporter
    AUGUSTA, Maine —Documents show an Appalachian Trail hiker whose remains were found last year in Maine survived at least 26 days after getting lost. During that time, her texts went undelivered because of poor cell reception. The Boston Globe reports Geraldine Largay kept a journal in which she acknowledged that she expected to die and that it might be years before her remains were found.
  • ‘When you find my body, please call my husband,’ wrote dying hiker lost along the Appalachian Trail

    05/26/2016 1:18:25 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 179 replies
    washingtonpost ^ | 26 May 2016 | M Miller
    Geraldine Largay knew she was doomed. It had been two weeks since she left the Appalachian Trail to go to the bathroom and lost her way; two weeks since she had wandered deeper and deeper into the woods of northwest Maine in search of a cellphone signal to message for help; two weeks since she had pitched her tent underneath a copse of hemlock trees atop a ridge; two weeks since she was supposed to meet her husband, waiting for her in his SUV on Route 27. Largay’s food was running low. Her water, too. So the 66-year-old retired nurse...
  • Bear bites Appalachian Trail hiker in Tennessee

    05/13/2016 12:19:27 PM PDT · by StCloudMoose · 88 replies
    reuters ^ | 5/13/16
    A black bear bit through the tent and into the lower leg of a man who was hiking the Appalachian Trail and camped for the night at a national park in Tennessee, park officials said on Thursday. Bradley Veeder, 49, of Las Vegas, was sleeping around 11 p.m. local time in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park on Tuesday when the bear attacked, park spokeswoman Dana Soehn said by telephone. Because it was so dark, Veeder and nearby campers did not see the bear, which was initially scared away by his screams, Soehn said. Park officials said it was a...
  • Hiker Bitten by Rattlesnake in Ramona

    06/12/2014 1:18:35 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 41 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | Thursday, Jun 12, 2014 | Laura McVicker And Bridget Naso
    A hiker was bitten by a snake outside Ramona on Wednesday morning. Watch our report June 11, 2014. Hiker suffers snake bite near Ramona A woman hiking at Black Canyon Falls was bitten by a rattlesnake on Wednesday morning. Fire officials said the 24-year-old woman was hiking near the 2130 block of Black Canyon Road in Ramona when she was bitten on the foot just before noon. Witnesses said the woman had been surprised by a rattlesnake tucked in behind a rock. They said the woman was fortunate the incident happened in a spot with good cell service, as she...
  • Woman missing in Washington after going on naked 'spiritual quest' with nothing but a fanny pack

    06/12/2013 9:39:28 PM PDT · by Baynative · 70 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 6/11/13 | Anna Sanders
    Authorities are searching for a Washington woman who was last seen walking away from a campground in nothing but a fanny pack to go on a 'spiritual quest'. Maureen Kelly, 19, went missing early Sunday night from the Canyon Creek Campground in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest in southwest Washington, according to KPTV. A friend told the Skamania County Sheriff's office that Kelly left the campsite to go on a naked 'spiritual quest' with nothing but a fanny pack, but she never returned.
  • Sean Penn helped secure release of U.S. hikers in Iran - after bringing plight to Hugo Chavez

    09/24/2011 3:16:24 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 65 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12:40 AM on 24th September 2011 | Daily Mail Reporter
    U.S. actor Sean Penn engaged in attempts to secure the release of two Americans freed by Iran this week, flying to Venezuela to ask President Hugo Chavez to intervene with Iran's leader, a source close to the release process said on Friday. Since Tehran freed Josh Fattal and Shane Bauer on Wednesday details have emerged about the efforts to win their freedom, which involved the United Nations, Iraq and Oman - as well as Chavez, who is a fiery critic of the United States. Venezuela's deputy foreign minister said on Thursday that Chavez brought up the case with his Iranian...
  • Man killed by goat in Olympic National Park was experienced hiker (WA)

    10/17/2010 11:07:17 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 58 replies · 2+ views
    Peninsula Daily News ^ | Diane Urbani de la Paz and Tom Callis
    OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK -- Bob Boardman of Port Angeles, a devoted hiker, diabetes nurse and musician, was killed by a mountain goat on Klahhane Ridge on Saturday afternoon.   Boardman, 63, his wife, Susan Chadd, and their friend, Pat Willits, had gone for a day hike on the Switchback Trail to Klahhane Ridge, which is near Hurricane Ridge about 17 miles south of Port Angeles.   The three had stopped for lunch at an overlook when a goat appeared and moved toward them, said Jessica Baccus, who arrived on the scene at about 1:20 p.m.   Baccus, also out for...
  • Oprah Gives Free Prizes to Audience While Iranian Hostage Mother Faces $500K Bail to Gain Release

    09/13/2010 9:30:02 AM PDT · by toma29 · 36 replies
    Useful Info Nation ^ | 9/13/2010 | Thomas Bryan
    In her farewell season premiere today, Oprah gave away hundreds of thousands of dollars in gifts and prizes to a mostly white woman audience that probably could easily do without. She also gave the audience of 300 a trip to Australia in a plane piloted by John Travolta. Maybe on the way she can stop in Iran to pick up its latest hostage. From ABC News: Price of Freedom for American Hiker in Iran: $500K Bail in CashI wonder if any of the screaming audience members would ever say, "Hey, Oprah. I'd like to donate my portion of the money...
  • Hiker accidentally shoots himself in the rear

    08/31/2010 7:38:20 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 68 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug. 31, 2010
    WENATCHEE, Wash. (AP) -- A hiker on Blewett Pass shot himself in the butt when he put a handgun in his back pocket.
  • Bear that bit hiker euthanized despite Facebook opposition

    05/21/2010 5:30:13 AM PDT · by don-o · 25 replies · 484+ views
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | May 21, 2010 | Nash Armstrong
    Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials euthanized a 60-pound female black bear Thursday afternoon that attacked a hiker and ended up becoming an Internet cause celebre. Wildlife biologists determined the young bear that park rangers captured May 13 bit the foot of an unidentified man who got too close with a camera as he was hiking along the popular Laurel Falls Trail the day before. Park spokeswoman Nancy Gray said park policy dictates that all animals who attack humans must be euthanized. The bear was put down "in a humane manner," according to a National Park Service news release Thursday.
  • N. Carolina Hiker Bumps Into President, First Lady

    04/27/2010 12:48:43 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 56 replies · 1,468+ views
    AOLNews ^ | April 26, 2010 | David Knowles
    (April 26) -- On a remote wooded path in North Carolina on Friday, a 65-year-old woman took a solitary hike. Little did she know she'd meet President Barack Obama and the first lady along the way. The chance encounter happened when Westerville, Ohio, resident Karen Russell was hiking the Mountains-to-Sea Trail just off the Blue Ridge Parkway, Asheville's Citizen-Times newspaper reported. "It was just a little nondescript trail that I was on," Russell told the Citizen-Times, "and I didn't expect to find anybody there really, let alone the president." The Obamas had landed in Asheville that same day to catch...
  • Buried hiker calls 911 from beneath snow

    04/12/2010 7:16:51 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 11 replies · 628+ views
    upi ^ | April 12, 2010
    BELLEVUE, Wash.- A hiker rescued following a Washington state avalanche said he was able to phone for help from beneath the snow. Ian Rogers said he spent about four hours trapped beneath snow Saturday after an avalanche near Snoqualmie Pass on Granite Mountain and he was able to help rescuers determine his location by calling 911, KIRO-TV, Seattle, reported Monday. "I was extremely lucky," Rogers told CBS's "The Early Show" in an interview from his room at Overlake Hospital in Bellevue, Wash. "My legs were completely cramped, but I had a little ... space. It was about a foot wide,...
  • Blind since birth, a St. Louis Park man is hitting the Appalachian Trail with GPS technology

    02/25/2010 7:35:14 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 22 replies · 366+ views ^ | 2/25/10 | LAURIE BLAKE
    Mike Hanson plans to hike the 2,174-mile Appalachian Trail end to end, without ever seeing the ground under his feet. On Monday in Georgia, the St. Louis Park man -- who lost his sight at birth -- will start his seven-month trek to Maine, navigating by GPS. He has mastered its use by cell phone and trusts global positioning technology to steer his every step. "It gives me everything I would need to know about the trail but the view," Hanson said. "I will be able to hear and smell what is going on." If he makes it, he'll be...
  • Rescuers Find Blind Hiker Who Vanished From Appalachian Trail in Good Condition (he lit brush fire)

    05/03/2009 12:12:04 PM PDT · by Stoat · 29 replies · 1,069+ views
    Fox News / AP ^ | May 3, 2009
    (edit)Knight, a production editor for Backpacking Light magazine, set a brush fire to attract the attention of firefighters, said Ryan Jordan, the magazine's chief executive officer who had helped in the search.(edit) Because of his visual impairment, Knight often hiked alone and would meet up with friends at scheduled stops to camp.The National Park Service's small search for Knight expanded greatly on Friday to include more than 100 people combing a 385-square-mile area throughout the night.That area was whittled down to 20 square miles that were the focus of Saturday's search by about 130 emergency workers, hikers, trackers, canine and...
  • Dad's Shoe Found In Slain Bear's Stomach

    08/18/2008 1:26:08 PM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 41 replies · 543+ views
    local6 ^ | August 18, 2008
    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Authorities cut open a slain bear and found a shoe lost by a Florida man while fighting off a bear that attacked his 8-year-old son in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The footwear was discovered in the black bear's stomach during a necropsy at the University of Tennessee Veterinary Medical Center, Smokies spokeswoman Nancy Gray said Monday. < snip > John Pala, a 43-year-old health insurance salesman from Boca Raton with no backwoods experience, literally ran out of his shoes racing to the aid of his young son Evan when the bear pounced on the boy...
  • Hiker bludgeoned to death, decapitated (Merideth Emerson)

    01/08/2008 2:27:32 PM PST · by beaureguard · 80 replies · 1,111+ views
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 01/08/08 | JEFFRY SCOTT , GEORGE CHIDI
    Buford hiker Meredith Emerson was bludgeoned to death and then decapitated, an autopsy released Tuesday revealed. Dr. Kris Sperry, chief medical examiner for the state of Georgia, said Emerson died from "blunt force trauma to the head," after which she was decapitated, according to a statement released by the GBI. Emerson's body was found at about 7:30 p.m. Monday in the Dawson forest. She'd been missing since New Year's Day. Gary Michael Hilton, 61, remains in custody after being charged with kidnapping and bodily injury, both felonies. Also Tuesday: • Emerson's family plans to address the media at 3:30 p.m.,...
  • Police Find Hiker's Blood-Stained Clothes, IDs

    01/06/2008 6:32:45 AM PST · by Scoutmaster · 69 replies · 326+ views
    Police believe missing hiker Meredith Emerson is dead after finding her blood-soaked clothing Saturday in a dumpster.