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October 17, 2012
After volunteering their time at Tabitha's Table, handing out food and hygiene products to those in need, Scott and Angela Griffin wanted to do more. The Smithsburg couple decided to raise money for the organization by hiking 42 miles from Pen Mar Park in Cascade to Harpers Ferry, W.Va., along the Appalachian Trail. They begin their hike Saturday at 8 a.m., plan to sleep at Washington Monument State Park, and plan to end the hike Sunday at 4 p.m. To represent the cause, they are packing only half the normal amount of food.
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by JANET HEIM | December 6, 2006
Editor's note: There are a lot of people you see around town that you recognize, but don't know anything about. People like ... Lou Murray Age: 62 Occupation: Shift manager at Quiznos at North Village Shopping Center on Longmeadow Road. Hometown: Hammond, La. Now lives in Washington County. Where would you see Murray? When she's not hiking the Appalachian Trail, Murray either is at work, or enjoying one of her creative pursuits - making music, painting or writing.
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By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | March 14, 2012
This year's 50th running of the JFK 50 Mile ultramarathon will still include a 13-mile section of the Appalachian National Scenic Trail, but organizers will look at ways to expand the field of entrants in future years while maintaining a limit of 1,000 runners on that portion of the course. The Cumberland Valley Athletic Club, which organizes the race, and the National Park Service reached an agreement last month to allow continued use of the trail for this year's race on Nov. 17 and in subsequent races, JFK co-Director Mike Spinnler said Monday.
NEWS
November 1, 2009
Fire and rescue crews spent hours Sunday finding a woman who fell on the Appalachian Trail and getting her out of the park so she could get further medical treatment, emergency officials said. The woman suffered an ankle injury, emergency response officials said. The woman was found along the trail near Black Rock and Annapolis Rock in the Mount Aetna area, a dispatcher said. The call came in at 12:08 p.m. and the woman was found around 2 p.m., the dispatcher said. She was loaded onto an all-terrain vehicle to get her out of the wilderness, according to the dispatcher.
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By DON AINES | June 10, 1998
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A man who fled from a police officer Monday was apprehended and charged Tuesday in the rape of a woman on the Appalachian Trail in Franklin County, Pa. Terry Alvin Boose, 33, of no fixed address, was charged in the June 3 rape of a woman on the Appalachian Trail in Quincy Township, according to Pennsylvania State Police in Carlisle. Boose was arraigned in Franklin County late Tuesday before District Justice Larry Pentz. Boose was charged with rape, involuntary deviant sexual intercourse, aggravated indecent assault, aggravated assault and simple assault, Pentz said.
NEWS
October 15, 2009
HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. (AP) -- A $30,000 grant from The Conservation Alliance may help protect more than 1,000 acres along the Appalachian Trail from development. The land is in Pennsylvania's White Rocks area, near the Maryland border. The Appalachian Trail Conservancy is working with Pennsylvania conservation officials to protect a 260-square-mile area under the South Mountain Conservation Landscape Initiative. Though the National Park Service acquired some land to protect the trail, ATC says planned development threatens the view from the rocks, the visitor experience and the sensitive ecology.
NEWS
February 18, 2002
Pennsylvania man is found dead on Appalachian Trail BOONSBORO - A 74-year-old Pennsylvania man apparently died of natural causes Sunday while hiking on the Appalachian Trail near the Washington-Frederick county line. The man's identity was not released pending notification of kin. The man was seen by a number of other hikers Sunday morning after he parked his car in the U.S. 40 parking area and took to the trail, said John Surrick, a spokesman for the Maryland Department of Natural Resources.
NEWS
by ALICIA NOTARIANNI | September 19, 2006
Lou Murray began hiking the Appalachian Trail in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park as a resident of Knoxville, Tenn., in 1988. She was 44 years old. "I had never hiked before," Murray said. "I was captivated. " So captivated, in fact, that she felt inspired to somehow capture what she saw around her, including rock formations, waterfalls, ponds, trees, sunrises and sunsets. Murray said she tried her hand at photography and then began painting. Murray shared what has since become a sizable collection of oil paintings depicting scenes along the Appalachian Trail on Saturday afternoon at Presbyterian Church of Hagerstown.
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By ERIN CUNNINGHAM | May 2, 2006
SANDY HOOK ? A man in his 20s was injured Monday night after falling about 30 feet from a cliff along the Appalachian Trail in the Maryland Heights area, according to rescuers. The man was hiking with three others when he fell about 5 p.m., Potomac Valley Volunteer Fire Co. Assistant Chief Eric Gray said. Firefighters walked about one mile from the area where Harpers Ferry Road meets the railroad bridge west of Sandy Hook to reach the man. He fell into a ravine bordered by rock ledges, Gray said.
NEWS
by MARLO BARNHART | October 18, 2005
marlob@herald-mail.com For nearly a year, Ken Berry has been volunteering his medical skills one day a month at the Community Free Clinic in Hagerstown. In a few months, he will trade his lab coat for hiking shoes and a backpack to boost his contribution to the clinic. "It's always been a dream of mine to hike the entire 2,170 miles of the Appalachian Trail," said Berry, a certified orthopedic physician assistant. Berry, who will leave Feb. 27, 2006, has pledged to give up six months of his life to hike the trail to raise money for the Community Free Clinic.
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