View Full Version : Ward Leonard

06-21-2004, 19:52
Has anyone seen Ward recently? After a spate of problems a few years ago, he seems to have cut back on his A/T marathon hikes...

06-22-2004, 00:06
I think he is in a mental hospital in Staunton, VA.

White Oak
06-22-2004, 11:14
Is this the guy they called The Screamer? I heard about him, pretty eccentric character. Think he was receiving SSI for mental disability.

Lone Wolf
06-22-2004, 11:15
Two different guys.

06-22-2004, 16:00
Sorry to hear he has lost his freedom...How does a guy who can hike the A/T in around 2 1/2 months unassisted, qualify for a "disability" check? Maybe it was the lousy nutrition he practiced which led to his loss of common civility. Did anyone notice a decline in his condition?

White Oak
06-22-2004, 17:52
Two different guys.
Did he go by Chip sometimes? The guy I'm thinking of would criticise other's gear in an excited manner and question their credentials for hiking the trail. I believe he also claimed to have distinguished family in New England.

Lone Wolf
06-22-2004, 17:58
Chip and Ward are the same guy. Screamer hiked in 2000. Ward is a paranoid schizophrenic. When not taking his meds he can seem a little wild. I've known him for 15 years. He's a hiking machine.

Mountain Dew
06-23-2004, 02:03
Didn't he do three consectutive thru-hikers back to back to back ?

06-23-2004, 07:23
Didn't he do three consectutive thru-hikers back to back to back ?
Generally, one person at least needs to face the other....:D

02-10-2018, 22:10
It's interesting with the sex abuse or harrassment scandals he was identified and punished legally as such a long time ago; every other abuser seems to be getting outed in the last couple years.