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Hiker Missing in GSMNP

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Hiker Missing in GSMNP

Hope they find him soon. Rained hard yesterday.


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I have hiked that manway in the past--I don't plan on doing it again. I am 69 and think that route is more rugged than I need to tackle. God look out for him.

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I heard on yesterdays evening news on WSMV Nashville, that a hiker WAS found, and was doing OK, I think.

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A link for those who missed the update:


This story had a happy and successful outcome because the hiker did exactly what we should all try to remember to do when setting out on a trail, especially solo: let friends/relatives know the intended route, get the proper permits, have the right equipment, and stay put--and make oneself visible from the air if possible (rather than wandering aimlessly) when a problem arises. The precautions observed here are a big contrast to the lack of preparation (no one with knowledge of hiker's plans, no permit) of the young Eagle Scout, who tragically died earlier this summer on a trail at the Grand Canyon.

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So true...stay put, stay put, STAY PUT. It's hard to find somebody who's on the move. I can also see how it would be hard to stay put if you were lost though. You'd really have to force yourself to stop and set up camp.


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he never should've done that route alone.

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