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  1. Thread: Trail Completed

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    Congratulations!

    Congratulations!
  2. Man accused of murder along the Appalachian Trail found incompetent to stand trial

    https://www.heraldcourier.com/news/man-accused-of-murder-along-the-appalachian-trail-found-incompetent/article_70e148ec-9da9-11e9-be87-9f521fa3aabd.html
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  3. Shenandoah National Park temporarily closes campsites due to bear activity

    "According to a press release from the park, all eight designated campsites surrounding the Blackrock Hut/Shelter will be closed to overnight camping until July 11.

    Park officials say a bear...
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    Thanks for this great trip report! I've been...

    Thanks for this great trip report! I've been curious about some of these UK trails. I look forward to your summary post.
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    On my first solo overnight I took a Xanax at...

    On my first solo overnight I took a Xanax at bedtime and slept well except for awakening briefly when some coyotes started up nearby. The downside was that when I read my journal the next day it had...
  6. "Safe and Found" analysis of lost hiker activities

    This is an interesting analysis of lost hiker incidents. It tallies the different ways people survived and either got found or made their way back to the trail. ...
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    I would guess the same weekend/end of April, but...

    I would guess the same weekend/end of April, but I believe Laurie Potteiger at the ATC is the point of contact for the festival.
  8. Nice! I just added it to my inventory of...

    Nice! I just added it to my inventory of WhiteBlaze author works. :) Eventually I'll make my way through all of them.
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    Thanks everyone!

    Thanks everyone!
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    Backcountry online gear supplier

    I'm seeking opinions on Backcountry (https://www.backcountry.com/). They have a Big Agnes tent I'm interested in for 25% off and I want to go for it but I want to be sure they're reputable. I've...
  11. Just sent you a PM regarding the Osprey Exos.

    Just sent you a PM regarding the Osprey Exos.
  12. I recently read this newspaper article as well:...

    I recently read this newspaper article as well: https://bangordailynews.com/2019/05/21/bangor-metro/local-author-explores-the-last-days-of-missing-at-hiker-geraldine-largay/

    It's releasing on...
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    Thanks for sharing that. It's valuable insight.

    Thanks for sharing that. It's valuable insight.
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    Can't get past the paywall to access the Boston...

    Can't get past the paywall to access the Boston Globe article! :mad:
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    Apparently he is not planning to use the insanity...

    Apparently he is not planning to use the insanity defense. https://www.wjhl.com/local/court-documents-accused-appalachian-trail-killer-does-not-intend-to-on-defense-of-insanity-/2003516468
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    Ronald "Stronghold" Sanchez

    I thought it might be nice to shake off the fevered speculation and heated arguments and create a post in honor of Ronald "Stronghold" Sanchez, the hiker killed in last Saturday's incident.

    If...
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    For those going to Trail Days:...

    For those going to Trail Days: https://www.wjhl.com/local/trail-days-officials-memorial-service-in-the-works-for-hiker-killed-on-appalachian-trail/2001332975

    Note that this is happening tomorrow...
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    More about Mr. Sanchez:...

    More about Mr. Sanchez: https://5newsonline.com/2019/05/14/oklahoma-army-veteran-killed-on-appalachian-trail/
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    I respectfully suggest you do some reading before...

    I respectfully suggest you do some reading before using your flawed powers of deduction to blame the victims. Start with this article:...
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    Nor has any media coverage suggested or stated...

    Nor has any media coverage suggested or stated that.

    I may be overstepping my bounds here, but given the prior advice from the WB administrator that victims' families and friends are reading...
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    The Washington Post also published a great...

    The Washington Post also published a great article with tons of detail and interviews with hikers and hostel owners. It reports even more details about the aberrant behavior of the "fight angel," as...
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    This is the first coverage I've seen that...

    This is the first coverage I've seen that mentions his prior criminal history. https://boston.cbslocal.com/2019/05/13/appalachian-trail-murder-virginia-james-jordan-west-yarmouth-massachusetts/
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    Details of the criminal complaint from the Daily...

    Details of the criminal complaint from the Daily Beast. The article includes a quote from Sovereign's brother's fiancee. (Although this article doesn't give the brother's full name, CNN Wire...
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    Virtually all of the coverage I've seen and read...

    Virtually all of the coverage I've seen and read said that.
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    Condolences to the family and friends of both...

    Condolences to the family and friends of both victims. How tragic and horrible.
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