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Inside the Futile Search for 'Inchworm' on the Trail

'Boston Globe' recounts death of hiker Gerry Largay in Maine

(Newser) - The discovery of a 66-year-old hiker's body off the Appalachian Trail last year made headlines in part for the poignancy of the journal and letters she left behind. “When you find my body,” wrote Jerry Largay, “please call my husband George ... and my daughter Kerry. It... More »

Hiker Dies Because Husband Used App Instead of Map

Jane Wilson fell to her death in March

(Newser) - A hiker's fatal fall in March has been blamed on using a smartphone app map instead of an actual map. The BBC reports Jane Wilson and her husband Gary were hiking on Tryfan in Wales when it started to get dark and they decided to skip the summit. While... More »

After Partner Dies on Trail, Woman Survives Month Alone

New Zealand authorities say she was trapped by snow

(Newser) - A bizarre story of survival out of New Zealand: Authorities say a woman survived for a month in a remote cabin after her partner was killed during a wintry hike in the mountains, reports the Guardian . Police say the Czech couple, in their late 20s or early 30s, began hiking... More »

Dad, 3 Kids Survive Days Lost in Wilderness

They apparently had bad directions

(Newser) - A hiker and his three young children have made it to safety in southwest Colorado after two nights spent lost in the wilderness. Volunteers in the Weminuche area spent hours searching for Dustin Beaver, 33, his 8-year-old son and daughter, and 6-year-old son, after they failed to return from a... More »

German Hikers Dead, Missing in Record Ariz. Heat

Severe heat wave has killed at least 5 across state

(Newser) - One German man is dead and another is missing after going hiking during the heat wave that's scorching the Southwest. Stefan Guenster, 57, died after becoming dehydrated while hiking the Ventana Canyon Trail on Sunday, when temperatures hit 115, a record for the date, reports the Arizona Daily Star... More »

Annoyed Rancher to Lots of Hikers: Google Maps Is Wrong

People were led to his property instead of the trail

(Newser) - Canadian rancher Pete Stoner was having a heck of a time getting Google to change its mapping tool to direct people in search of the Fort George Canyon Provincial Park in British Columbia to the trailhead instead of his private property. He says it all started in 2014, when he... More »

Missing 64-Year-Old Hiker Found Tied to Tree

Hiker was reported missing in North Carolina

(Newser) - Park rangers in North Carolina are looking for a man described as unwashed and scruffy after a missing hiker was found tied to a tree, WRAL reports. An hour after a friend reported the woman missing on Thursday, rescuers found her barely alive on a trail along the Blue Ridge... More »

Stranded Hikers Spell 'HELP,' Get Rescued

Mom and daughter were in the wilderness for 5 days

(Newser) - Rachel and Carolyn Lloyd set off on what should have been a six- to eight-hour hike in New Zealand's Tararua Forest Park Tuesday, but they got lost and then Rachel, 22, got hurt. She slipped in a creek, hitting her head on a rock, and couldn't walk. Temperatures... More »

Hiker Seeks Couple in Crazy Cliff Rescue Photo

Marco Malimban captured an incredible moment

(Newser) - Marco Malimban was hiking Arizona's Camelback Mountain on Feb. 27 when he heard a scream. He saw a woman who had fallen and was dangling over a cliff, and a man who had grabbed her ankles. "It really looked like she was going to fall all the way... More »

Lost Hiker's Cries for Help Heard Over Half a Mile

Woman, 23, went astray in remote California, had to spend night

(Newser) - A lost hiker stranded on a mountainside north of Los Angeles might still be there now if her voice had been a little weaker. The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department says the 23-year-old woman was rescued from a remote part of the Angeles National Forest on Monday morning after... More »

Appalachian Trail Hiker Dies After Fall From Rock

UK physics professor was taking photos, lost balance

(Newser) - Authorities say an Appalachian Trail hiker in Maryland has died after falling from Annapolis Rock. Maryland Natural Resources Police say the 44-year-old man was taking photographs, jumping from rock to rock, about 10:45am Sunday when he lost his balance and fell. Officials say other hikers began administering first aid,... More »

7 Hikers Posed for Photo Before Floods Killed Them

Rains came just hours later

(Newser) - Seven avid hikers in safety helmets, wetsuits, and climbing harnesses smiled for a group photo before heading into the mouth of a narrow canyon in southern Utah's Zion National Park. Within hours of them entering Keyhole Canyon, dark skies unleashed fierce rains that sent water surging through the chasm,... More »

Woman's Body in Spain May Be Missing US Hiker

Arizona's Denise Thiem disappeared while on a pilgrimage

(Newser) - The mysterious disappearance of an Arizona woman hiking a world-famous trail in Spain appears to have been solved, but in the worst possible way. Authorities there arrested a 39-year-old man and found a body on his property believed to be that of 41-year-old Denise Thiem, reports the AP . Tests to... More »

Hiker Found After 9 Days in Calif. Wilderness

62-year-old Miyuki Harwood was injured without food

(Newser) - Miyuki Harwood went hiking on a day trip in California's Sierra National Forest on Aug. 20. The 62-year-old was pulled out yesterday—after nine days and at what the local sheriff calls "the end of the time period that we thought she could survive," reports NBC News... More »

Rescue Dogs Hunt for Hiker in Nepal Lost 12 Days

Searchers say Dennis Lee Thian Poh could still be alive

(Newser) - Hope is fading by the hour at this point, but rescue teams in Nepal say a hiker who has been missing 12 days could well be alive—assuming he merely got lost and not seriously injured in a fall. Rescuers with four trained dogs are combing the area of the... More »

Missing Hiker Said He Had to Be 'Back With Mother Earth'

Drake Kramer, 21, last seen at Grand Canyon National Park

(Newser) - It's been a week since 21-year-old San Antonio native Drake Kramer was spotted at the Bright Angel Lodge on the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona. Last Monday, the avid hiker and aspiring geologist texted his father that he was at the Grand Canyon and "... More »

Lost Hikers Lived on Bugs, Spring Water for Days

3 exchange students rescued in Turkey

(Newser) - Three students in their early 20s who set out for a daylong hike in the mountains ended up getting a crash course in survival techniques instead. Brit David Mackie and Dutch friends Frisko De Vries and Merije De Groot are safe after getting stranded for about a week while hiking... More »

62 Stranded Hikers Rescued in Hawaii

They were trapped by swollen streams

(Newser) - Firefighters in Hawaii rescued more than 60 hikers on Christmas Eve, including some who were stranded for days, when heavy rain made streams too swollen to cross on the island of Kauai. After the local fire department was notified that some hikers were stranded in a valley for several days... More »

Hikers 'Walk on Water'

Looks like they're walking on water in viral video

(Newser) - We don't know who "Tomas N" is, but he and a pal are able to walk on water. At least, that's what it looks like in this video , which Tomas says he took in the High Tatras mountains in Slovakia. It's easy to see why the... More »

15 Missing Hikers Found in Calif. Mountains

Church group called cops last night to say they were lost

(Newser) - A church group of at least 15 hikers who didn't return from a weekend hike in a nature preserve in Southern California's San Gabriel Mountains were found by rescue crews today. The adults and teens set out in the Eaton Canyon Natural Area yesterday morning and were expected... More »

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