Jason Parish's Impact on the Appalachian Trail Lives On

Jason Parish passed away on Sunday, March 15th, 2015, while camping on the Appalachian Trail.

Jason Parish passed away on Sunday, March 15th, 2015, while camping on the Appalachian Trail.

Heather Sparks sent AppalachianTrail.com a sweet note thanking us for our post on the passing of Jason Parish on Sunday, March 15, 2015, while camping on the Appalachian Trail (AT).

A tree limb fell upon Jason at the Ed Garvey shelter on the AT near the town of Weverton, Maryland, east of Harper's Ferry, WV, after hiking with friends in Gathland State Park on Saturday.

Heather shared some news that we believe will help us express our condolences to Jason's family and our admiration for those who worked so diligently to rescue him.

Heather Spark's Note About Jason Parish

I read your article, Click Here for Jason Parish Story, and wanted to reach out and thank you for it.
My husband, Mike, and a mutual friend, Kelly, were with Jason at the time of his death. Winter camping was sort of the thing these guys did, every year, with or without each other.
If you feel that it is appropriate, please feel free to share information about a fundraiser we are doing to support the local AT chapter [Potomac Appalachian Trail Club], the Brunswick Volunteer Ambulance, and First State Animal Center.
Thank you, again, on behalf of my husband, Jason's friends, and the family.

Heather, Jason Parish's family and his friends are raising funds via the website YouCaring.

We are collecting money from friends, colleagues, family, strangers, and other lovers of the outdoors in the hopes of being able to make 3 significant donations in Jason's name to the Potomac Appalachian Trail Club, Brunswick Volunteer Ambulance, and First State Animal Center and SPCA. Additionally, we are collecting money towards a memorial plaque to (hopefully) be mounted at the shelter where Jason died.
Jason Parish loved the Appalachian Trail

Jason Parish loved the Appalachian Trail

Few of us met Jason Parish personally, compared to all who have heard his story or his music a bit too late.

We offer you the opportunity to take part in this effort to share our gratitude to several organizations ... for any reason you choose.

At the very least, it's obvious that Jason Parish made a significant impact personally on his friends and family, and through his music to many others.

It seems fitting that we help his family continue to make Jason's life a positive influence on the Appalachian Trail and causes he held dear.

Click Here to Give in Honor of Jason Parish

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Tags: Appalachian Trail, News, Accidents, Appalachian Trail Clubs, Potomac Appalachian Trail Club, Rescues, Robert Sutherland Travel Writer, and Accident

About the Author Robert Sutherland:
Robert Sutherland is a travel writer enjoying life. Robert has two adult daughters and six grandchildren.
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