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  1. Hiker set on fire in Gettysburg

    (AP) Gettysburg police said a 46-year-old Alabama hiker received second- and third-degree burns in a Thursday morning assault by people who may have thought he was homeless.



    Police said the...
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    not mentioned in the story, and making it even...

    not mentioned in the story, and making it even more special -- Vicky doesn't hike. She had never been on the trail in that area before going to find the guy.

    Also not mentioned in the thread,...
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    I know there was significant flooding on the...

    I know there was significant flooding on the Conodoguinet in the area of the Scott Farm. The trail on both sides of the creek was flooded in that area. I have not heard anything about the Boiling...
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    1381413815 Taken earlier tonight. They are...

    1381413815 Taken earlier tonight. They are expecting close to three more feet of water, though the latest projections show a possibility the river could crest sooner, and a little lower, than...
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    12310 This was tacked up along the trail entering...

    12310 This was tacked up along the trail entering Delaware Water Gap from the south two weeks ago.

    It says "red beard", not gray, so we know it wasn't Baltimore Jack that stole this lady's heart...
  6. Hey Dutch, was nice meeting you out at the 183...

    Hey Dutch, was nice meeting you out at the 183 road crossing.

    Just read her latest blog update. I was impressed before, but am even more so now. That 53.9 mile day 24 came last Friday. The post...
  7. It looks like the only thing that might stop her...

    It looks like the only thing that might stop her now would be injury or illness. Both remain a concern to the end, especially since it seems she is getting less sleep than you would think would be...
  8. Now that she if further along, seems safe to...

    Now that she if further along, seems safe to update the location of the photo I posted was about a half mile north of the Route 183 road crossing (south of Port Clinton). If my calculations are...
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    Poll: Yes, my provider was hacked last spring. (Network...

    Yes, my provider was hacked last spring. (Network Solutions) ... caused a lot of problems for a lot of folks' Web sites. I was using Wordpress at the time and apparently there was a vulnerability...
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    Poll: Actually, I did a story on the Billville feed...

    Actually, I did a story on the Billville feed a couple years ago. And have written about the Doyle and Duncannon (scroll to page 7 on the link) a couple times. I just drove up yesterday to drop off...
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    Poll: Alcohol is not allowed in the park. Which may...

    Alcohol is not allowed in the park. Which may help explain why there were more folks in the Doyle Friday afternoon than at the park.
  12. taken at an undisclosed location. Behind her is...

    taken at an undisclosed location. Behind her is former VP Dick Cheney
  13. taken at an undisclosed location. Behind her is...

    taken at an undisclosed location. Behind her is former VP Dick Cheney
  14. Interesting Odyssa post from the other day. She...

    Interesting Odyssa post from the other day. She had an encounter with "Gobbler" (Adam Cassidy), who is running the trail NOBO. He will be included in the speed hiking story I am writing for AT...
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    Among the over 25 hikers at the Church of the...

    Among the over 25 hikers at the Church of the Mountain hostel in Delaware Water Gap last night were Peru, Radar, Big Country, Goldie, Neat Hawk, YNot, and Balance.
  16. Never wanted to make any negative comment. Simply...

    Never wanted to make any negative comment. Simply was responding to those asking about following her effort on a blog, etc., letting them know that might not be easy to do.

    Again let me make it...
  17. My original post here was not to ask anybody here...

    My original post here was not to ask anybody here for their permission to do my job. And it was not to bitch about Jennifer. It was simply in response to posts in this thread that asked about whether...
  18. Hmmm, Snickers bars, eh? You think those would go...

    Hmmm, Snickers bars, eh? You think those would go over better than the cookies and cooler full of cold beverages I took along earlier this week when I met up with another speed hiker to shoot some...
  19. To answer a few of the questions/concerns...

    To answer a few of the questions/concerns expressed here:

    General -- as for not knowing me from a house cat and being weird. I have written numerous articles about the hiking, trails and the AT,...
  20. Yeah, that pretty much is my plan. I should...

    Yeah, that pretty much is my plan.

    I should mention she has offered to send us photos taken by her crew. But as a freelance writer/photographer, that means less income for me since I get paid by...
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    The reason so many saw the story in their local...

    The reason so many saw the story in their local papers is because it was an AP story.

    Here is one I did a few years ago on the Half Gallon Challenge --...
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    Just met Gobbler the other day on his AT run. He...

    Just met Gobbler the other day on his AT run. He is suffering from some tendonitis in his shins that has really slowed him down. Similar problems dashed Karl Meltzer's 2008 record attempt.

    I'd...
  23. She is being almost "secretive" while on the...

    She is being almost "secretive" while on the trail.

    I am working on an AT Journeys story about the whole concept of speedhiking and contacted her to try to arrange an interview while she passes...
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    Having spent many years as a cops reporter, I can...

    Having spent many years as a cops reporter, I can tell you that there are very few random assaults. Most victims of violent crimes are targeted and most are committed by someone who knows the victim....
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    Shaky and Gobbler were through the Cumberland...

    Shaky and Gobbler were through the Cumberland Valley this afternoon, along with three others whose names I can't remember (one a section hiker, the other 2 thrus).

    Gobbler is doing a supported...
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