Published Oct 27, 2012
Hikers are urged to exit the Appalachian Trail until the storm and its affects pass.
Our friends at the Appalachian Trail Conservancy ATC) issued this report:
"All storm models for Hurricane SANDY have it affecting the Appalachian National Scenic Trail.
Trail users are encouraged to use extreme caution concerning the use of the trail during and following the storm. Impacts from flooding and tree damage from high winds are likely to be extensive.
Emergency response may be delayed or nonexistent due to heavily taxed resources and access issues. Cell and electronic communications may not be available for an extended period. In some areas of the trail, users should be prepared for the potential of snow accumulation that could hinder foot travel and hasten the threat for hypothermia.
Both the White and Green Mountain National Forests have strongly advised against trail travel, and that hikers exit the backcountry during the storm."
We urge you to take this storm seriously and to alert loved ones on the trail, if possible.
A little prayer wouldn't here either.
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