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Hiker Dies After Being Smothered by Bees in Arizona

Louisiana man received more than 1K stings during hike on Mesa trail

(Newser) - A young man from Louisiana surrounded by bees during a hike in a Mesa, Ariz., park died from what a medical exam says was 1,000-plus bee stings. Alex Bestler, 23, was hiking the relatively easy Merkle Memorial Trail in Usery Mountain Park around 9am Thursday with a woman IDed... More »

Journal Reveals Lost Hiker Survived for Weeks

'When you find my body, please call my husband George'

(Newser) - A lost hiker in Maine starved to death after waiting for rescue and then accepting her fate, heartbreaking journal entries have revealed. Geraldine Largay, a 66-year-old from Tennessee, disappeared while hiking the Appalachian Trail in Maine on July 22, 2013, and the newly disclosed journal shows that she survived for... More »

Hiker in NH Dies in 100mph Winds, Subzero Temps

NYC's Kate Matrosova found dead of exposure

(Newser) - When Kate Matrosova's husband dropped her off at the base of New Hampshire's Mount Adams before dawn Sunday, he arranged to pick her up in a different part of the White Mountains, after she had traversed several summits, the New Hampshire Union Leader reports. But the 32-year-old credit... More »

Russian Hiker Found Dead in Grand Teton Park

20-year-old went missing on Monday

(Newser) - A Russian student who went missing in Wyoming's Grand Teton National Park has been found dead. The body of 20-year-old Aleksandr "Sasha" Sagiev was found in the park yesterday, after he went for a hike on Monday and never returned. Sagiev's body was discovered below a steep... More »

Questions Persist After Missing Hiker Found Dead

Jo Elliott-Blakeslee found a mile from companion's body

(Newser) - Craters of the Moon National Monument got a special OK to search for missing hiker Jo Elliott-Blakeslee during the shutdown. And on Tuesday night, the 63-year-old's body was finally found during a helicopter search, about a mile from where that of her hiking companion was located on Sept. 25.... More »

3rd Hiker Dies Along Stunning, Deadly Ariz. Trail

'The Wave' has no trail markers, intense heat

(Newser) - "The Wave" is such a breathtaking hiking destination that just 20 people are allowed to visit per day, in order to ensure it remains protected—but the intense heat along the Utah-Arizona border, coupled with an open landscape with no marked trail, has claimed three lives this month alone.... More »

Oregon Hunter Shoots Man Mistaken for Bear

Hiking Marine dies from single .270-caliber bullet

(Newser) - A member of the US Marine Corps Reserves was shot and killed in Oregon after authorities say a hunter mistook him for a bear. Christopher Ochoa, a 20-year-old from French Camp, Calif., and a friend were hiking through a field in Western Oregon on the way to Silver Creek Falls... More »

Grand Canyon Hiker Found Dead

Man is latest in string of hiker deaths

(Newser) - The latest in a string of national park deaths : On Sunday, authorities found the body of a Grand Canyon hiker who was apparently unprepared for the hike conditions. Two other backpackers ran across the man on Friday, and noted that he looked exhausted, was hiking without a pack, and didn'... More »

Bears Eyed in New Yellowstone Hiker Death

Body found a few miles from July's killing

(Newser) - With another hiker found dead in Yellowstone National Park on Friday, authorities are investigating whether he was another grizzly bear victim, reports the AP . The man most likely died Wednesday or Thursday and was found a few miles from where a grizzly killed a man in July . The most recent... More »

Plunging Hiker Is 15th Yosemite Death

Man slipped or jumped

(Newser) - Yet another hiker has fallen from a Yosemite peak, making him the 15th death in the national park this year. The unidentified climber plunged from Half Dome peak in the park, as did a woman last month . The body of the man, wearing hiking gear, was recovered yesterday. Witnesses reported... More »

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