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Trailsend
09-30-2011, 09:51 PM
This hiker from my home town was so close to the northern terminus, what a shame.


http://bangordailynews.com/2011/09/30/news/piscataquis/appalachian-trail-hiker-rescued-from-100-mile-wilderness-dies-at-hospital-3/

BlueDog
09-30-2011, 10:23 PM
Sad indeed. However, you can look at it another way... Better to die out on the trail within mother nature than slowly in a hospital bed.

CHRIS
10-01-2011, 07:48 AM
Very sad indeed. I didn't see where it said what happened to him. Anybody see anywhere else what happened?

Snow Miser
10-01-2011, 09:20 AM
Very sad indeed! But I completely agree with Blue. Chris, I think he had a stroke. KathyC has a good link on her FB wall.

CHRIS
10-01-2011, 10:19 AM
Thanks Bob. I just read it on Kathy's wall. So sad but it is a place I would want to be. Sad that he only had 20 more miles. To me he finished.

Trailsend
10-01-2011, 06:02 PM
I agree that I rather die hiking than in a death bed!!

Here is more information that was in my local newspaper today.

http://www.app.com/article/20110930/NJNEWS10/309300089/Brick-man-dies-just-short-Appalachian-Trail-s-end

Berkshire Geoff
10-02-2011, 05:35 PM
Put me on the list to spend my last moments...on a trail deep in the woods

Bill O
10-03-2011, 08:37 PM
Did I miss something on this guy's health background?

Who said he was on his death bed? He died almost assuredly because he was "on a trail deep in the woods."

BlueDog
10-04-2011, 10:15 AM
I don't think anyone said he was on his "death bed." Just discussing that maybe dying while out on the trail is not as tragic an event and given the choice, some of us would think that would be a favorable way to go, versus a long slow death in a hospital bed.

Trailsend
10-04-2011, 12:15 PM
I don't think anyone said he was on his "death bed." Just discussing that maybe dying while out on the trail is not as tragic an event and given the choice, some of us would think that would be a favorable way to go, versus a long slow death in a hospital bed.

Erich I totally agree.