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Brother of Julian Sands: I Know 'He Has Gone'

Searches continue for actor, hiker Bob Gregory in California's San Gabriel Mountains

(Newser) - The brother of Julian Sands is losing hope that the actor will be found alive 12 days after he was reported missing in California . "He has not yet been declared missing, presumed dead, but I know in my heart that he has gone," Nick Sands tells the UK'...

As Search for Actor Continues, Another Hiker Goes Missing

Men went missing in Mt. Baldy area

(Newser) - Another hiker has gone missing on California's Mt. Baldy as the search for British actor Julian Sands continues in the same area. Jin Chung, 75, failed to return from a hike Sunday, NBC News reports. He had carpooled to the site with two others that morning; the group separated...

2 Hikers Got a NYE Lift From Tenn. National Guard

Tennessee National Guard had to swoop in on a Black Hawk helicopter to rescue stranded pair

(Newser) - Two hikers are OK after a New Year's Eve hike on the Appalachian Trail in Tennessee turned frightening. Per a release , the state's Department of Military reports that it and the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency received a call not long after 5am local time on Saturday about a...

Hiker Falls 200 Feet, Lives to Tell the Tale

Ruth Woroniecki, 40, of Colorado was returning from hike in California's San Gabriel Mountains

(Newser) - A hike on Christmas Eve day very narrowly avoided serious tragedy for a 40-year-old woman in California's San Gabriel Mountains. As the Los Angeles Times reports, Ruth Woroniecki of Colorado was camping in Lytle Creek when she decided to summit the 8,800-foot Cucamonga Peak; on her return, she...

Hiker Snapping Photos Falls to Death in New Hampshire

Authorities say man fell from atop Mt. Willard

(Newser) - A hiker fell to his death from an icy summit in New Hampshire over the weekend, reports WCVB . The unidentified man made it to the top of Mt. Willard in Crawford Notch on Saturday morning and was snapping photos of the view, according to the state's Fish and Game...

16-Mile Utah Hike Goes Horribly Wrong for Couple

Woman died, man was rescued in Zion National Park

(Newser) - A 16-mile overnight hike in Utah's Zion National Park went horribly wrong for a woman and her husband, authorities say. The National Park Service says the couple began the permitted hike through an area of the park known as the Narrows Tuesday and faced cold weather overnight, when the...

Missing Hiker Found Dead in New Hampshire

Emily Sotelo's body was found on what would have been her 20th birthday

(Newser) - The search for a missing hiker in New Hampshire's White Mountains came to a tragic end Wednesday when Emily Sotelo was found dead on what would have been her 20th birthday. The body of the Vanderbilt University student was found on the northwest side of Mount Lafayette, the New...

Hiker Shares TikTok Video of Bison Goring Her

Rebecca Clark was trying to sneak past a group of them in Texas when one spotted her

(Newser) - A hiker from Texas is lucky to be alive after being gored by a bison, and the clip of her attack is now going viral on TikTok. The Houston Chronicle reports on Rebecca Clark's ordeal last week during a solo trek in Caprock Canyons State Park and Trailway, where...

She Broke Leg in 90-Foot Cliff Fall. Then She Started Crawling
Injured Hiker Spotted by
Sharp-Eyed Train Passenger
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Injured Hiker Spotted by Sharp-Eyed Train Passenger

Hiker crawled to riverbank to flag down passing train, triggering helicopter rescue in Colorado

(Newser) - A hiker who spent a night stranded in the Colorado wilderness with a broken leg made it out alive after managing to flag down a passing train. The female hiker in her 20s had been reported missing Sunday after failing to return from a day hike on the Colorado Trail...

Heat Exhaustion Got to Her. He Went for Help, Never Returned

Body of Tim Sgrignoli, 29, found 4 days after hike with girlfriend in sweltering California mountains

(Newser) - The alerts from the Santa Barbara County Fire Department began late Sunday, noting the rescue of a female hiker suffering from mild heat exhaustion in the mountains over Gaviota, California, per NBC News . The initial post in that series of tweets from Scott Safechuck reported that the "search continues...

Body of Hiker Who Went Missing on Iconic Trail Is Found

Jetal Agnihotri was hiking the famous 'Narrows' in Utah's Zion National Park

(Newser) - Update: The body of a 29-year-old woman who didn't return from a hike in Utah's Zion National Park has been found. Jetal Agnihotri of Tucson, Arizona, was hiking in the Narrows on Friday when flash floods swept through the area. CNN reports her body was recovered Monday in...

Melting Glacier Splits, Killing Hikers in Alps

At least 6 people died in the avalanche, and more are injured or missing

(Newser) - A large chunk of an Alpine glacier broke loose Sunday afternoon and roared down a mountainside in Italy, sending ice, snow, and rock slamming into hikers on a popular trail on the peak and killing at least six people and injuring eight, authorities said. There could be about 10 people...

Man Hiking at High Elevation in Wyoming Is Mauled by Bear

It was thought to be a grizzly

(Newser) - A hiker appears to have survived being mauled by a grizzly bear in northwestern Wyoming. The "experienced out-of-state recreationalist" was hiking high up on the 13,000-foot Francs Peak Monday when he met a bear, thought to be a grizzly. The Wyoming Game and Fish Department on Tuesday characterized...

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...

Hikers, Brace Yourselves for a New Poop Protocol
Hikers, Brace Yourselves
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Hikers, Brace Yourselves for a New Poop Protocol

Sentiment is growing that it's time to start packing it out instead of burying it

(Newser) - For a long time, the standard protocol for hikers and campers who had to poop in the woods was to bury it in what's known as a "cat hole," writes Krista Langlois at Outside . But with more people than ever on the trails, a new sentiment is...

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...

Sheriff to Hiker Who Called 911 Twice: Don't Try This Hike Again

Man was helicoptered from Arizona's Humphreys Peak on 2nd attempt to reach summit

(Newser) - A New York man bit off more than he could chew hiking in Arizona last week, prompting two 911 calls in two days. The 28-year-old Brooklyn resident first called 911 before 7pm on Wednesday, saying he'd lost his way while hiking the Humphreys Trail, a nearly 11-mile out and...

Final Text Revealed From Family Who Died on Trail

From Jonathan Gerrish's phone: 'can you help us. ... No water or ver [over] heating with baby'

(Newser) - Update: More is now known about the final hours of a California family who perished on a hike near Yosemite over the summer, thanks to dad Jonathan Gerrish's cellphone, reports CNN . Per the Mariposa County Sheriff's Office , some of the last things that Gerrish, wife Ellen Chung, and...

California Family's Desperate Final Text: 'Can You Help Us'

Jonathan Gerrish, Ellen Chung tried to reach out for help, but had no cell service

(Newser) - A family that died of heat exhaustion during a grueling summer hike in Northern California sent a last, desperate text pleading for help, authorities said Thursday. The Mariposa County Sheriff's Office released information pulled from the cellphone of Jonathan Gerrish after months of work with an FBI forensics team,...

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