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    Default Unidentified AT Hiker

    Found this guy on a hike yesterday afternoon.
    Wondered if anybody knows him.


    We judged him to be an AT hiker by his apparel and general appearance,
    although he was off-trail at the time.
    Gear appeared to be intact.


    Really concerned about him. Very emaciated.
    He was immobile and unresponsive to our questions.
    We could not detect a pulse.


    Maybe someone knows who he is, and could inform his family?
    We wanted to help him in some way, but didn't know what to do.



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    Also saw this neat looking holly-like shrub with a large spray of yellow flowers in our visit to the Knoxville Botanical Garden.
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    The plant may be leatherleaf mahonia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gpburdelljr View Post
    The plant may be leatherleaf mahonia.
    A quick google image search suggests you're right. So not a holly, I guess.




    What? No comment on the emaciated hiker????

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    That guy goes by trail name "woody " I seen a YouTuber hiking with him the other day, doesn't say much.

    Although it kinda resembles my uncle fungus .....

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    Quote Originally Posted by JNI64 View Post
    ....Although it kinda resembles my uncle fungus .....
    In some respects, I would agree. But pack size seems a little too ... normal.

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    I think I saw several reports of Woody on the SKT web site (Slowest Known Time).

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    I thought it was you who posted this on FB ! How many Illabelle hikers can there be? This guy looks like he could (or has) toughed out anything the trail gives him!
    ...the maddest of all is to see life as it is, and not as it should be. Cervantes

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teacher & Snacktime View Post
    I thought it was you who posted this on FB ! How many Illabelle hikers can there be? This guy looks like he could (or has) toughed out anything the trail gives him!
    Yep, it's me. And the Facebook post has over 300 responses! WB has a piddly few. I guess everybody wanted to be outdoors on a beautiful Sunday, not hanging out here.

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    You've made a mistake....hiker is a slender female, note hair length and style


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    You've made a mistake....hiker is a slender female, note hair length and style


    is yous saying that just because one has long hair and has it down like that under a hat that they are a female?


    my hair is the same and the last time i checked, i had male parts......


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    If ever a hiker truly needed a feed, this is the hiker!
    "Sleepy alligator in the noonday sun
    Sleepin by the river just like he usually done
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    She was seen earlier last year with male friends before she went on the AT


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    I think it is a hiker known as Triffid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zelph View Post
    You've made a mistake....hiker is a slender female, note hair length and style

    True, the hair is a bit longer than the average male's. But of course, the AT attracts a wide range of people.
    And these days, it could be offensive to assign a gender to someone. Everyone who used gender pronouns in their post must repent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by illabelle View Post
    True, the hair is a bit longer than the average male's. But of course, the AT attracts a wide range of people.
    And these days, it could be offensive to assign a gender to someone. Everyone who used gender pronouns in their post must repent.
    On the other hand, the rear view of the hiker shows muscular boney legs, and a narrow waistline, typical of a male.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gpburdelljr View Post
    I think it is a hiker known as Triffid.
    Triffid
    The triffid is a fictional tall, mobile, carnivorous plant species, created by John Wyndham in his 1951 novel The Day of the Triffids, which has since been adapted for film and television. The word "triffid" has become a common reference in British English to describe large, invasive or menacing-looking plants.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Odd Man Out View Post
    I think I saw several reports of Woody on the SKT web site (Slowest Known Time).
    Pretty sure there's lots of competition for that distinction! Haha!

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    Quote Originally Posted by zelph View Post
    She was seen earlier last year with male friends before she went on the AT

    Gee, those guys have been in the woods so long they're evolving into plants!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alligator View Post
    If ever a hiker truly needed a feed, this is the hiker!
    Maybe we'll pack a picnic on our next visit and offer him a sandwich.

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    Quote Originally Posted by illabelle View Post
    Gee, those guys have been in the woods so long they're evolving into plants!!
    Hence the uncle fungus reference ...

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