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Crazy Larry #1
03-10-2014, 14:26
I received a report from Mount Rogers Outfitters yesterday of a hiker death on the AT near Elk Garden, VA. I followed up on this and learned from the Grayson County Sheriff's Department that Edward Hewitt age 70 of Baltimore had died. It is rumored that Ed had thru hiked the AT.

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saltysack
03-10-2014, 14:30
Sad.... @ 70 I'd assume heart attack?


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Spirit Walker
03-10-2014, 14:32
Was he dayhiking or backpacking?

Crazy Larry #1
03-10-2014, 14:33
They do not think foul play

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Crazy Larry #1
03-10-2014, 14:33
Was he dayhiking or backpacking?

No idea

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ALLEGHENY
03-10-2014, 14:34
Did he have a trail name?

Crazy Larry #1
03-10-2014, 15:06
Did he have a trail name?

No idea. Was hoping someone here might recognize his name and put a trail name to it

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Don H
03-10-2014, 16:12
Ed Hewitt, from Baltimore was a member of the Baltimore Road Runners Club. His son posted on the BRRC Facebook page today about the passing of his father.

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For those of you who have been around for a while you might remember my father Ed Hewitt. He was a long time BRRC member and passionate runner. Running the 1st MD marathon in 1973. He went on to run 31 marathons and lots of local races. He loved Loch Raven Reservoir. He logged 1000 ' s of miles out there. He passed away yesterday, Sunday March 9th having a massive heart attack while hiking Mt Rogers outside of Roanoke. He loved running and he loved running with BRRC."

My sympathy goes out to his family.

Demeter
03-10-2014, 17:02
So sad, but sounds like he passed doing something he loved...

Crazy Larry #1
03-10-2014, 17:10
Ed Hewitt, from Baltimore was a member of the Baltimore Road Runners Club. His son posted on the BRRC Facebook page today about the passing of his father.

"
For those of you who have been around for a while you might remember my father Ed Hewitt. He was a long time BRRC member and passionate runner. Running the 1st MD marathon in 1973. He went on to run 31 marathons and lots of local races. He loved Loch Raven Reservoir. He logged 1000 ' s of miles out there. He passed away yesterday, Sunday March 9th having a massive heart attack while hiking Mt Rogers outside of Roanoke. He loved running and he loved running with BRRC."

My sympathy goes out to his family.




We all should wish to die doing what we most enjoy

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Dogwood
03-10-2014, 22:57
We all should wish to die doing what we most enjoy...

My sentiments to the family but that is also my perspective. I hope they find me on the edge of an escarpment looking toward the sunrise under a large spruce tree in my sleeping bag with a smile on my face. I hope they plant me there to fertilize the tree and give the critters a snack.

Crazy Larry #1
03-11-2014, 07:40
My sentiments to the family but that is also my perspective. I hope they find me on the edge of an escarpment looking toward the sunrise under a large spruce tree in my sleeping bag with a smile on my face. I hope they plant me there to fertilize the tree and give the critters a snack.

:beer:

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saltysack
03-11-2014, 08:36
My sentiments to the family but that is also my perspective. I hope they find me on the edge of an escarpment looking toward the sunrise under a large spruce tree in my sleeping bag with a smile on my face. I hope they plant me there to fertilize the tree and give the critters a snack.

Amen.......70 sounds like a good life to me.....still creeping up the trail..


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takethisbread
03-11-2014, 09:07
We all should wish to die doing what we most enjoy

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http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/03/11/beqydutu.jpg I think we all would like to go that way. he looks like a gentle soul


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HikerMom58
03-11-2014, 09:32
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/03/11/beqydutu.jpg I think we all would like to go that way. he looks like a gentle soul


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Thanks for finding the pic, takethisbread. He does look very kind!

Madpaddy
03-11-2014, 09:39
May he rest in peace...he's hikin' the big trail now.

DeerPath
03-12-2014, 10:29
Amen.......70 sounds like a good life to me.....still creeping up the trail..


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Hey, I resemble that statement!http://www.whiteblaze.net/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.gif

DeerPath
03-12-2014, 10:41
Don H
My Condolences.

AngelEyez
03-12-2014, 20:20
so but at least he went out feeling the wind in hi hair and freedom of the trail beating in his veins

AngelEyez
03-12-2014, 20:21
sadbut at least he went out feeling the wind in hi hair and freedom of the trail beating in his veins