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Screwy Story of the Week: There’s Bears in the Pool!

bears in the pool

Bears in and out of the woods are sick of the bad press they’ve earned for chasing hikers and closing trails.  They finally got smart and earned good will in the film, “There’s Bears in the Pool!” That’s a direct quote from little Sarah Basso in the video captured on August 18, 2015 by Tim Basso of […]

Appalachian Trail Hiker Rescued Near Rangeley, Maine

Rangeley, Maine ~ Photograph by Robert Sutherland

Corporal John MacDonald of the Maine Warden Service said a 56-year-old Clinton, Connecticut man is recovering after being rescued from the Appalachian Trail (AT) near Rangeley, Maine on August 14, 2015. AT hiker William Appleby used his emergency beacon to communicate that he was suffering from severe abdominal pain, possibly caused by food poising. Rescuers responded at 2:30 AM and […]

Screwy Story of the Week: Hiker Falls from Tree

coast guard helicopter

Our first Screwy Story of the Week comes from the Appalachian Trail near the Delaware Water Gap where (ready?) a 19-year-old man fell out of a tree and sustained lacerations and serious multiple fractures on Tuesday, August 18, 2015. We regret don’t know this person’s name, but we’re glad he survived this bizarre (even by AT hiker […]

Updates: Bald Knob & Wolf Creek Forest Fires in North Carolina

Bald Knob Fire ~ Photo courtesy of National Forest Service

Lisa Jennings, media contact person for the National Forests in North Carolina, says the pesky forest fires at Bald Knob and Wolf Creek in the Pisgah Forest do not directly affect the Appalachian Trail, but hikers might be curious about smoke in the distance. A temporary closure of a section of the Mountains to Sea […]