Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Hiker Unease

The Debbie Gilbert article in the Gainesville (GA) Times titled "Hikers unsettled by Emerson's death" was published 8 January 2008. In it, she provides information from Beckie Hilton, president of the Clarkesville-based N.E. Georgia Mountain Hiking Club, about the sense of unease among many hikers in the area after the murder of Meredith Emerson. Hilton recounts the usual feeling that 'things like that can't happen out here' and contrasts it with the current sense that they do happen.

Another source for the story is "Frank Wright, president of the 700-member Georgia Appalachian Trail Club, [who] speculated that the friendliness of the dogs may have given Emerson a false sense of security, even though she was said to be a smart and capable young woman."

Keep your eyes open out there.

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