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AT Hikers Fording Kennebec River on Foot Ignore Danger

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Dire warnings by the Maine Appalachian Trail Club (MATC) and the Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) are ignored by hikers fording the Appalachian Trail (AT) at the Kennebec River on foot.  They’re risking their lives, instead of using the free ferry service supplied by the ATC. The Kennebec River crossing is near Maine’s Concord Township, home of Registered Master Guide David Corrigan […]

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

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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 […]

Geraldine Largay Missing from the Appalachian Trail for 2 Years

Missing AT Hiker Geraldine "Inchworm Largay" - Courtesy of ALDHA

Geraldine “Inchworm” Largay vanished from the Appalachian Trail in Maine two years ago.  She’s gone but not forgotten. July 22nd, 2013 came and went largely unnoticed for most of us.  Nobody remembers that the national average price for a gallon of gas was $3.67.  Radio heads might recall Cruise was the #1 song for country folk.  The most […]