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Hiker Runs Out of Water, Dies in Badlands National Park

Men celebrating graduation were on an unmarked trail linked to social media challenge

(Newser) - A hiker on a trip to celebrate his college graduation died after running out of water and collapsing on an unmarked trail in Badlands National Park. Sheriff's officials said Maxwell Right, 22, of St. Louis died Wednesday of "suspected dehydration and exposure," People reports. A 21-year-old Missouri...

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'Will Die' Among Hiker's Last Texts

Rescue atop New Hampshire's Mount Washington couldn't save hypothermic Xi Chen

(Newser) - "In trouble… can't move … will die." So read the last texts from a father of three who succumbed to severe hypothermia while hiking on New Hampshire's Mount Washington over Father's Day weekend. Xi Chen, 53, of Andover, Mass., was attempting the 23-mile Presidential Traverse,...

Sitting Near Cliff's Edge, He 'Spontaneously Slumped'

Paul Classen of the Netherlands dies after falling 50 feet near Virginia's McAfee Knob

(Newser) - A Dutch hiker attempting to conquer a portion of the Appalachian Trail has died after falling from a cliff in Virginia. Paul "Grandmaster" Classen, 23, who was known to carry a chess set with him, fell 50 feet from a cliff just north of the iconic 3,200-foot-tall McAfee...

Grand Canyon Adventure Turns Tragic for Canadian

Ottawa's Melanie Goodine, 41, dies after trying to make it back up to rim after hike to Colorado River

(Newser) - A Canadian hiker exploring the Grand Canyon didn't make it out alive this week. Officials tell CBS 5 that 41-year-old Melanie Goodine of Ottawa has died after trying to do a tough hike to the Colorado River and back. Per a National Park Service release , the Grand Canyon Regional...

Officials: Missing Hiker Was Mauled by Grizzly

Montana's Craig Clouatre was found Friday after 'extensive search' in Paradise Valley

(Newser) - A dad of four from Livingston, Mont., never met back up with a friend after they got separated during a hike in Paradise Valley Wednesday, and now, a sad development. Local authorities say it appears 40-year-old Craig Clouatre was fatally mauled by a grizzly bear in the Six Mile Creek...

In Quest for Selfie, Hiker Instead Meets a Tragic Fate

Richard Jacobson, 21, fell 700 feet while trying to take midnight photo at Flatiron Peak near Phoenix

(Newser) - A 21-year-old man died this week when he tried to snap a selfie from a mountain peak in Arizona and fell 700 feet. The Pinal County Sheriff's Office received a call just before 1am Monday from a friend of the man, who'd been camping overnight in the area...

Woman Who Went Missing While Hiking Found Dead

Jennifer Coleman may have been hiking alone at the time

(Newser) - A Virginia woman who was reported missing Wednesday after she took a trip to Montana's Glacier National Park was found dead in a steep, rocky area of the park Sunday. Jennifer Coleman, 34, was believed to have been hiking alone in the Logan Pass area, the highest elevation in...

23-Year-Old Hiker's Body Found Under Rocks

Tatum Morell was apparently caught in rock slide near Montana's Whitetail Peak

(Newser) - A 23-year-old hiker missing in Montana's Beartooth Mountains since early July is believed to have died in a sudden rock slide. The body of Tatum Morell, a Montana State University graduate student in engineering, was discovered Saturday in a gully below Whitetail Peak, one of five area peaks over...

Parents Went on Hike With Baby, Dog. They All Died on the Trail

Authorities in California haven't ruled out dangerous gases, toxic algae

(Newser) - A friend of a family of three found dead on a California hiking trail on Tuesday says the whole situation is just "freaky." Jonathan Gerrish and Ellen Chung had set out for an apparent day hike in Mariposa County with their 1-year-old daughter and dog on Sunday. A...

Hiker Injured Trying to Stop Man's 500-Foot Plunge

Both fell, but one survived by catching a ledge 30 feet below at Sequoia National Park

(Newser) - A California hiker survived a 30-foot fall Monday after trying to stop a companion from plunging off a mountain ridge in Sequoia National Park. Rescue crews were able to pull the woman, 45, to safety from a ledge, but the man she was trying to save fell 500 feet to...

Missing Yosemite Hiker Is Found Dead

'Alice' Yu Xie, 41, found dead on Jan. 16 in Yosemite National Park after ill-fated hike

(Newser) - A hiker who went missing at Yosemite National Park earlier this month has been found dead. National Park Service officials say the body of "Alice" Yu Xie, 41, was found Jan. 16 at the base of Upper Yosemite Fall, per KCRA . KTLA reports that Xie had traveled to the...

How This Guy 'Came Back From the Dead'

Hiker Michael Knapinski was dead for 45 minutes

(Newser) - Michael Knapinski went out for a hike in the snow of Mount Ranier on Saturday, Nov. 7, but he had to come back from a little bit more than he bargained for to get home, reports the Seattle Times . The 45-year-old from Woodinville got lost in whiteout conditions on his...

He Posed for a Pic on the Cliff's Edge. The Next Day He Died

Barefoot hiker Jordan Brashears, 29, died in apparently accidental fall in Sedona, Ariz.

(Newser) - The body of a 29-year-old Seattle hiker has been found in Sedona, Ariz., after an apparently accidental fall. The Mercury News reports that Jordan Brashears had recently become friends with two fellow hikers, and the three agreed to meet up on Oct. 8 to explore the archaeological ruins along the...

Hiker Found on Glacier Leaves Behind Pregnant Wife

Alan Stringer was reported missing Monday; his body was found Thursday

(Newser) - A missing California hiker has been found dead atop a glacier. CNN reports Alan Stringer, 40, of Huntington Beach, didn't return home on Monday from a hike. A three-day search followed, and his body was ultimately located at the top of the Darwin Glacier in Kings Canyon National Park....

Former Amazing Race Canada Contestant Dead in Fall

Kenneth McAlpine died on Mount Gimli on his 28th birthday

(Newser) - Former Amazing Race Canada contestant Kenneth McAlpine set out to scale a massive rock formation on his 28th birthday. He ended up dying in a fall in the mountains he loved. The Ontario native is believed to have been hiking alone on the last section of trail leading to the...

Search for 2nd Missing Maui Hiker Ends in Tragedy

Body of Noah 'Kekai' Mina discovered below steep ridge near where Amanda Eller was rescued

(Newser) - Heartbreak from the family of a lost hiker in Maui follows jubilation from another . The body of 35-year-old local Noah "Kekai" Mina, missing since May 20, was recovered by a helicopter crew Wednesday in the summit region of Mauna Kahalawai, reports NBC News . That's just 18 miles from...

Yosemite Hike Turns Tragic for Woman Who Ignored Signs

Xuan Wang killed by falling ice and rocks on Mist Trail, which is closed for the winter

(Newser) - A California woman out for a hike in Yosemite National Park was killed Sunday, and National Park Service officials said Monday it's because she went where she wasn't supposed to go. Per the Fresno Bee , 56-year-old Xuan Wang was hit by ice and rock that fell from above...

'Bikini Hiker' Freezes After Mountain Fall

Taiwan's Gigi Wu found dead 28 hours after distress call

(Newser) - A Taiwanese woman with an affinity for climbing mountains in bikinis shared a photo on Christmas Eve, showing leg injuries from a fall she said she was lucky to have survived. Gigi Wu wasn't so lucky this time. The 36-year-old "Bikini Hiker" was eight days into a solo...

An Intense Search in the Smokies, a Heartbreaking Find

Body of hiker Mitzie Sue Clements discovered a week after she vanished

(Newser) - It's a sad ending to a weeklong search for an Ohio woman who vanished while hiking on the North Carolina side of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The Knoxville News Sentinel reports the body of 53-year-old Mitzie Sue Clements was found Tuesday afternoon, less than a mile south of...

Newlywed on Hawaii Honeymoon Found Dead

The body of Stephen Kramar was found after a 4-day search

(Newser) - A newlywed on his honeymoon in Hawaii was found dead at the tragic end of a 4-day search that began after he failed to return from a hiking trail. Per WUSA , Stephen Kramar of Gaithersburg, Maryland was at the Wavecrest Resort in Kaunakakai, Molokai when he told his new wife...

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