September 15, 1990 |
For the second time in little more than two years, state police are investigating murder on the Appalachian Trail in Pennsylvania, this time involving two hikers near Duncannon, Perry County. Police said other hikers discovered the two bodies about 6 p.m. Thursday inside a lean-to 200 yards off the trail about four miles southwest of Duncannon. Authorities identified the victims as Geoffrey L. Hood, 26, of Signal Mountain, Tenn., and Molly Larue, 26, of Shaker Heights, Ohio.
September 22, 2011
The hikers are free. Finally. After more than two years in captivity, Americans Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal, an Elkins Park native, have been released from Iran's notorious Evin prison. Let their journey back to the United States and their long-suffering families be a safe one, and their homecoming joyous. The two men, and a third American, Sarah Shourd, were arrested on July 31, 2009, during a vacation along a poorly marked area on the border between Iraqi Kurdistan and Iran.
May 17, 1988 |
State police in Gettysburg said yesterday they had no new leads but were continuing their investigation into the fatal shooting of a hiker and the wounding of another near the Appalachian Trail in Adams County on Friday. Spokesman Phil Carey said troopers were continuing to look for clues in the Michaux State Forest, where Rebecca Wight, 29, of Blacksburg, Va., was killed and Claudia Brenner, 31, of Ithaca, N.Y., was wounded. The two women had been hiking along the Appalachian Trail and the Rocky Knob Trail.
October 12, 2011 |
WASHINGTON - Looking better fed and rested than on the day they were freed two weeks ago, American hikers Josh Fattal, of Elkins Park, and Shane Bauer, of Minnesota, came to Capitol Hill today for the first leg of a national thank-you tour. In a private meeting with Senators Bob Casey (D-Pa.) and Al Franken (D-Minn.), the hikers, both 29, expressed their gratitude to the lawmakers for their support during the 26 months that they were imprisoned in Iran on charges of espionage.
July 28, 1997
In Washington state last month, a hiker lost the trail, then lost his camp, then wandered around the Olympic Mountains for five days. After searchers had given up hope of finding him alive, he showed up at a ranger station, tired and hungry. The sound of bagpipes, he said, had led him there. Meanwhile, just to the south on Mount Rainier, two climbers from that renowned alpine training ground, Washington, D.C., became trapped in a storm on a steep, icy route called Liberty Ridge.
August 1, 2002 |
The search for a Delaware County man who disappeared last November on a remote mountaintop in central Oregon has ended. "Closure helps," Daniel R. Curran Jr. said yesterday after law enforcement officials in Bend, Ore., told him that hikers had found his son's body Friday. "We were all pretty much resigned to the fact that we lost him. The question was if he was going to be found. " Daniel R. Curran 3d, of Springfield, would have been 25 on March 19. The Deschutes County Sheriff's Office began an autopsy on Monday and yesterday confirmed Curran's identity with dental records, Detective Don Pray said in an interview.
March 9, 2013 |
After helping to build and rehabilitate homes in Kentucky during spring break, 37 La Salle University students began a traditional hike up Pine Mountain to a place called High Rock about 1 p.m. Thursday. What should have been a fun excursion turned into a frightening ordeal when they got lost as darkness fell. The students and three university staffers endured subfreezing temperatures until they were rescued by authorities early Friday. The hikers were taken to a local hospital to be treated for hypothermia and dehydration, and one was kept for observation, said La Salle spokesman Jon Caroulis.
October 7, 1987 |
Fourteen-year-old Elise Coughlin never really shared her mother's enthusiasm for backpacking, but she said she thought she had been taking the weekend trip to the Catskills pretty well - up to a point. "I was upset . . . when I woke up Sunday and there was snow on my head," she said. There was snow, all right - 20 inches of it. A ranger said it was the worst early storm in about 100 years at 4,025-foot Hunter Mountain in the southern Catskills. The mountain is near Tannersville, N.Y., west of Interstate 87. Yesterday Elise; her mother, Sharon, and Sharon Coughlin's fiance, Joseph Graham, were back in their Runnemede home, contemplating a weekend that started as a simple trip to see the fall colors and resulted in six hikers being stranded on the mountain.
September 23, 1990 |
A 38-year-old man, reportedly wearing the boots and backpack of one of his alleged victims, has been charged with the slayings of two young hikers on the Appalachian Trail in Pennsylvania, state police and relatives said yesterday. David "Casey" Horn, no address given, was arrested without incident while hiking near Harpers Ferry, W. Va., about 8 p.m. Friday, said West Virginia State Trooper S.C. Tucker. Magistrate Patricia Noland of Jefferson County, W. Va., said Horn had been charged in Pennsylvania with homicide in the Sept.