View Full Version : Despite isolated tragedy, lone hikers have little to fear on the trail - The Times of

01-22-2008, 01:50
<font style="font-size:85%;font-family:arial,sans-serif"><table border=0 width= valign=top cellpadding=2 cellspacing=7 style="font-size:100%;font-family:arial,sans-serif"><tr><td valign=top class=j><br><div style="padding-top:0.8em;"><img alt="" height="1" width="1"></div><div class=lh><a href="http://news.google.com/news/url?sa=T&ct=us/1-0&fd=R&url=http://www.nj.com/living/times/index.ssf%3F/base/living-1/1200978642278300.xml%26coll%3D5&cid=0&ei=DISVR4CCG5DOywS7qqD1CA">Despite isolated tragedy, lone hikers have little to fear on the <b>trail</b></a><br><font size=-1><font color=#6f6f6f>The Times of Trenton - NJ.com,&nbsp;NJ&nbsp;-</font> <nobr>27 minutes ago</nobr></font><br><font size=-1>She disappeared with her dog while hiking near the <b>Appalachian Trail</b>; her body was found Jan. 7. The man accused of beating her to death and decapitating <b>...</b></font><br></div></td></tr></table></font>

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River Runner
01-22-2008, 03:25
Good story. Real perspective.

01-22-2008, 08:45
What was done to this woman was a crime, even an atrocity. "Tragedy" sounds too much like an unavoidable accident IMO.

Frolicking Dinosaurs
01-22-2008, 09:13
MS, I understand where you are coming from with this, but a 24 yo girl losing her life from whatever cause is indeed a tragedy. The article is about the tragic loss of a member of the hiking community - not about the crime that ended her life. There are other threads to discuss the crime - one in Straight Forward and one in Sensitive Trail topics.