[at-l] Crews working to rescue hiker on the Appalachian Trail
carla_dave_hicks at verizon.net
Fri Mar 8 22:49:53 CST 2013
It does happen. I remember a late winter storm in Shenandoah a few years
ago, at least one hiker had to be rescued. He broke into a tool hut of some
sort to save himself.
BTNTGDT -- sort of.
But luckily, as a maintainer, I had the key and didn't have to break-in and
I did hike out on my own.
Also, been in on a few rescues and worst, yet, once help humped a body out.
Have had to dig my way out of tents a number of times and one memorable time
out of a bivy. That was fun. Spent most of that AM digging in the snow for
my gear. Learned to be better organized, in the future.
The only times I was ever rescued (helped out of the woods) was once when I
broke my leg and once in the heat of late summer when I was seriously
Anyone who doesn't think it can happen to them....
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