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    Fight between hikers on Appalachian Trail in Bushkill Township prompts massive police response  WFMZ Allentown

    There were reports of hikers in an argument, with a gun involved.



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    Default Fight between hikers on Appalachian Trail in Bushkill Township prompts massive police

    Fight between hikers on Appalachian Trail in Bushkill Township prompts massive police response  69News WFMZ-TV

    An incident prompted a massive police response to a stretch of the Appalachian Trail in Bushkill Township, Northampton County. It happened just before 3 p.m. on Tuesday. There were reports of hikers in an argument, with a gun involved. State and local police searched the area for the hikers on the ground, and a PSP helicopter searched from the sky. Hours later a trooper was seen holding a pistol allegedly connected to the incident, and others surrounding a man in handcuffs. The fight comes on the heels of an announcement from the Appalachian Trail Conservancy unveiling website upgrades. The...



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    Default Fight between hikers on Appalachian Trail in Bushkill Township prompts massive police

    Fight between hikers on Appalachian Trail in Bushkill Township prompts massive police response  69News WFMZ-TV

    An incident prompted a massive police response to a stretch of the Appalachian Trail in Bushkill Township, Northampton County. It happened just before 3 p.m. on Tuesday. There were reports of hikers in an argument, with a gun involved. State and local police searched the area for the hikers on the ground, and a PSP helicopter searched from the sky. Hours later a trooper was seen holding a pistol allegedly connected to the incident, and others surrounding a man in handcuffs. The fight comes on the heels of an announcement from the Appalachian Trail Conservancy unveiling website upgrades. The...



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    Appalachian Trail confrontation: Pair with machete and axe meet man with gun, cops say  lehighvalleylive.com

    Pennsylvania State Police responded, with a 2-mile hike and a helicopter monitoring the situation.



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    Default Appalachian Trail confrontation: Pair with machete and axe meet man with gun, cops sa

    Appalachian Trail confrontation: Pair with machete and axe meet man with gun, cops say  PennLive

    Pennsylvania State Police responded, with a 2-mile hike and a helicopter monitoring the situation.



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    I'm glad I hiked PA before crazy season started. This incident ended okay, but it does shows how when people start carrying weapons on the trail, a simple missunderstanding or preceived threat could sprial out of control, leading to death or injury.
    The AT - It has it's ups and downs...

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    And I'm glad I finished the AT, period. I have a family member who never fails to email these stories. These incidents don't deter me from hiking, however. But I do try to avoid hikers doing drugs and alcohol and "confrontational" situations. I find the trail, whatever trail, infinitely more serene than the mall on Black Friday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slo-go'en View Post
    I'm glad I hiked PA before crazy season started. This incident ended okay, but it does shows how when people start carrying weapons on the trail, a simple missunderstanding or preceived threat could sprial out of control, leading to death or injury.
    +1..........Word check?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slo-go'en View Post
    I'm glad I hiked PA before crazy season started. This incident ended okay, but it does shows how when people start carrying weapons on the trail, a simple missunderstanding or preceived threat could sprial out of control, leading to death or injury.
    "Crazy Season". You nailed it

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    Momma always said, "There's crazies out there." She wasn't kidding.

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    Looks like a misunderstanding and over reaction due to the recent murder of Stronghold.
    ./~Hi ho, hi ho, it's up the trail I go ./~

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    Looks more like a Three Stooges concept, "Lets give any three idiots off the street some weapons and see how long they go before they are tackled by police". Box office gold.

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    Geez, all dem rocks in Pennsylvania....bad enough, now we have to deal gun toting hikers! Sure hope this guy had a justifiable reason to pull a gun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Traveler View Post
    Looks more like a Three Stooges concept, "Lets give any three idiots off the street some weapons and see how long they go before they are tackled by police". Box office gold.
    Yes.... ........

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