Thursday, August 02, 2007

Day Hiker Dies in Maine

The Portland Sun Journal reports the death of a man hiking the Eyebrow Trail in Grafton Notch State Park. This came in an article written by Terry Karkos on 1 August 2007 titled "Man perishes in plummet at Grafton Notch State Park". Karkos writes that the dead man's name is Paul Marsh and that
"According to the Appalachian Trail trail-head log book, Marsh signed in at 9:45 a.m. Saturday, indicating he was hiking the Eyebrow Trail, ....

"The Bethel Area Chamber of Commerce describes the Eyebrow Trail as a loop of just over two miles. It follows the Appalachian Trail south for a short distance, then passes through hardwoods before steeply ascending to the top of Eyebrow Precipice, approximately 1,000 feet above the trail-head parking lot off the south side of Route 26."
The story also reports speculation that the death was a suicide. The body was discovered "at the bottom of a 160-foot-high cliff."

Follow-up article in same newspaper by same author titled "Body recovery a difficult task" and dated 2 August 2007.

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