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    Default Hiker Dies Near Elk Garden, VA.

    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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    Sad.... @ 70 I'd assume heart attack?


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    Was he dayhiking or backpacking?

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    They do not think foul play

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spirit Walker View Post
    Was he dayhiking or backpacking?
    No idea

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    Did he have a trail name?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ALLEGHENY View Post
    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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    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.


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    So sad, but sounds like he passed doing something he loved...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Don H View Post
    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.


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    Quote Originally Posted by TOW View Post
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dogwood View Post
    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dogwood View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by TOW View Post
    We all should wish to die doing what we most enjoy

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    I think we all would like to go that way. he looks like a gentle soul


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    Quote Originally Posted by takethisbread View Post
    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!

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    May he rest in peace...he's hikin' the big trail now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by saltysack View Post
    Amen.......70 sounds like a good life to me.....still creeping up the trail..


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    Hey, I resemble that statement!
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    LIFE'S JOURNEY IS NOT TO ARRIVE AT THE GRAVE SAFELY
    IN A WELL PRESERVED BODY,
    BUT RATHER SKID IN SIDEWAYS, TOTALLY WORN OUT,
    SHOUTING "HOLY CRAP....WHAT A RIDE!"

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    so but at least he went out feeling the wind in hi hair and freedom of the trail beating in his veins

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    sadbut at least he went out feeling the wind in hi hair and freedom of the trail beating in his veins

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