[at-l] Hiker in Snowstorm---

South Walker southwalker at windstream.net
Fri Mar 8 09:11:09 CST 2013

this from the web site.


>I am presently thru-hiking "Aergia" the Appalachian Trail from Georgia to
Maine during a winter journey started Oct. 19th 2012.


Going slowly can be an advantage but it would be nice to get to ME within a
year or two.




From: at-l-bounces at backcountry.net [mailto:at-l-bounces at backcountry.net] On
Behalf Of Patton, Linda
Sent: Thursday, March 07, 2013 8:09 PM
To: at-l
Subject: Re: [at-l] Hiker in Snowstorm---


OMG...I just figured out who this woman is.  It's:  

Anyone at the Gathering remember that large black 
lady that I can best describe as 'a bit unusual?'  After 
recalling my conversation with her last October, I can 
more easily understand this situation.  At the time, I 
thought she was enthusiastic but didn't have a clue... 

~~ eArThworm


There's an article in today's Johnson City newspaper about the hiker who was
on Unaka Mountain in the snow Tues. night and called her mother-in-law for
help.  It presents it in an entirely different way than did the TV
interview.  The newspaper said that she was in her sleeping bag, still no
mention of a tent, and that she awoke about 3:30 or so and couldn't move.
The TV interview mentioned a 50 lb pack, which I thought was terribly heavy,
but then I realized that she's carrying winter gear.  She says that she'll
be back in April or May to continue.    a'bear 


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