[at-l] Another Injury on the AT

Art Cloutman Art at crystalacresnh.com
Sun Sep 4 08:30:18 CDT 2011

Rusty Bumper aka John Abbott had to be helicoptered off of Chairback 
Mountain just 85 miles short of his Katahdin destination because of a 
broken leg.  He slipped while descending a steep section of the AT 
when he heard the bones in his leg snap.  He was able to use his cell 
phone to call home and later to offer GPS location to rescue 
personnel.  He has been posting on TrailJournals.  I heard of the 
rescue on a newsbroadcast over a Maine TV station.  Do you remember 
following the hike of "Polly and Ester" several years back when one 
of them broke her arm toward the end of their hike right near Abol 

Life is Good!!!
Art Cloutman

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