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Maryland Scout Leader Dies On Father’s Day Hike With Troop And His Two Sons

Vernon “Rick” Rippeon of Westminster suffered a fatal heart attack while hiking in New Hampshire’s White Mountains with his troop, which included his two sons.

06/22/2015

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Most Md. Appalachian Trail Shelters Reopened After Tree Work

The state Department of Natural Resources says most overnight shelters and campsites along Maryland’s section of the Appalachian Trail have reopened after tree maintenance prompted by a hiker’s death.

03/20/2015

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Man Dies After Tree Falls On Him On Appalachian Trail

Authorities say a Philadelphia man has died after a large tree fell on him on the Appalachian Trail in Maryland.

03/15/2015

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Best Mountain Towns In The USA

America has a wealth of outstanding mountain towns. Here is a look at five of the best.

01/21/2015

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MDSP Helicopter and Local Authorities Rescue Hiker on Appalachian Trail

A 65-year-old hiker on a remote portion of the Appalachian Trail possibly suffered a stroke Friday, and a Maryland State Police helicopter was able to assist local authorities.

05/17/2014

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Best Summer Backpacking Trips in America

While it’s important to understand how to be prepared and stay safe during a backpacking trip, even if it’s only for the day, there’s a wealth of natural beauty to explore throughout the country. The following are just five of the best summer backpacking trips in America.

04/22/2014

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Best Hiking Trails In The Washington DC Area

These Washington DC locations provide beginner, intermediate and advanced hikers with beautiful scenery and adjoining park activities.

07/27/2013