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Unidentified solo hiker found dead on Castle Ravine Trail
« on: February 29, 2016, 11:39:15 am »
http://www.wmur.com/news/unidentified-hiker-found-dead-on-castle-ravine-trail/38248844

Kudos to all of the volunteers who were out last night bringing this person down the mountain.
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Re: Unidentified solo hiker found dead on Castle Ravine Trail
« Reply #1 on: February 29, 2016, 01:54:13 pm »
Got the call last night but had my daughters. A bit mysterious. Guess it sends home the dangers of heading out alone. Condolences to friends and family once identified and notified.
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Re: Unidentified solo hiker found dead on Castle Ravine Trail
« Reply #2 on: February 29, 2016, 02:28:53 pm »
I'm curious to find out some more info. It was my friend and climbing partner who found him. They were camped very close to where he was found. Condolences to the friends and family.
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Re: Unidentified solo hiker found dead on Castle Ravine Trail
« Reply #3 on: February 29, 2016, 02:53:44 pm »
no more info at this time. not sure if he even had ID on him. apparently he was wearing Yak Tracs!
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Re: Unidentified solo hiker found dead on Castle Ravine Trail
« Reply #4 on: February 29, 2016, 03:39:39 pm »
Yikes, that's odd.

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Re: Unidentified solo hiker found dead on Castle Ravine Trail
« Reply #5 on: February 29, 2016, 06:46:00 pm »
Maybe he was sick  and was looking for a place to die without the bullshit most people have to deal with end of life. If I was terminally ill yet still able to I might think of doing that rather than dyeing in  some nasty hospital where they prolong the process so they can suck the last penny out of your estate rather have it go somewhere you would wish. Taking a nice walk, laying down and freezing into a Popsicle seems better than getting stuck on a machine and pooping yourself for weeks. When I am old and it is time to go I hope I have just enough strength and nobody to interfere to pitch myself off the porch into a snowbank.
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Re: Unidentified solo hiker found dead on Castle Ravine Trail
« Reply #6 on: February 29, 2016, 09:06:27 pm »
^^^^^^
whole lotta smart right there

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Re: Unidentified solo hiker found dead on Castle Ravine Trail
« Reply #7 on: February 29, 2016, 09:40:45 pm »
And RIP to the guy, so sorry to his family.

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Re: Unidentified solo hiker found dead on Castle Ravine Trail
« Reply #10 on: March 01, 2016, 10:04:23 am »
it will be very interesting to hear the cause of death, tho that will be hard to determine after him being dragged out for several miles! he was a "hiking instructor" and was out there by himself and reportedly using something like YakTracks on his feet. also he was not carrying any identification on his person.

it is very hard not to be critical of an unfortunate event like this. I guess the best thing to do is to look at what one can learn from it.

Looks like he was a hiking guide from NY.
http://www.berlindailysun.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=57055:head-of-hiking-guide-service&catid=103:local-news&Itemid=442
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Re: Unidentified solo hiker found dead on Castle Ravine Trail
« Reply #12 on: March 01, 2016, 02:15:04 pm »
wow... looks like he would definitely be qualified
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Re: Unidentified solo hiker found dead on Castle Ravine Trail
« Reply #13 on: March 03, 2016, 07:14:55 pm »
Any news that would shed some light?