Dave Womble | 3 Jan 00:53 2008
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Re: New Years

--- In hammockcamping@..., "marta_clark" <marta_clark <at> ...>
wrote:
>
> A Whiteblazer who was on Springer a few days ago said it was running 
> then, and there's been more rain since.
>

They were right, there was plenty of water.

 
tim garner | 3 Jan 01:32 2008
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Re: Re: New Years

i been meaning to ask... how was it?

Dave Womble <dpwomble@...> wrote:  --- In
hammockcamping@..., "marta_clark" 
wrote:
>
> A Whiteblazer who was on Springer a few days ago said it was running 
> then, and there's been more rain since.
>

They were right, there was plenty of water.

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Rosaleen Sullivan | 3 Jan 12:31 2008
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Re: New Years

Hi, Gang-

Well, I made it to Springer for New Year-sort of.  Midnight struck while a 
small group of us were on our way up.  The trip from where we were took 
longer than any of us anticipated.  It was cold enough and late enough that 
I went looking for a place to sleep and crawled into my sleeping bag.  We 
might have been able to visit briefly in the AM, but one of the group was in 
a rush to leave due to the cold.  I suspect it was the biting wind that put 
the coldness over the edge.  The night certainly was clear and beautiful, 
and sleeping on a mountain top was a great way to start the year.   I  just 
hope missing the gang and the cold are not signs of how the rest of the year 
goes.  So near, yet so far.

Cheers!

Rosaleen

 
Ed Speer | 3 Jan 14:46 2008

RE: [SPAM]Re: New Years


Sorry we missed you Rosaleen.  Karen & I did leave early the next morning-it
was just too cold to stand around & try to eat breakfast.  But we greatly
enjoyed the sunrise from our hammocks!  There were probably only 6 or so
hammockers this year-I guess the cold & wind kept others away.  But like you
said, waking up on Springer Mtn on New Year's morning is too good to
miss..Ed

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Editor, Hammock Camping Newsletters

Owner, Speer Hammocks Inc

From: hammockcamping@... [mailto:hammockcamping@...]
On Behalf Of Rosaleen Sullivan
Sent: Thursday, January 03, 2008 6:32 AM
To: hammockcamping@...
Subject: [SPAM][Hammock Camping] Re: New Years

Hi, Gang-

Well, I made it to Springer for New Year-sort of. Midnight struck while a 
small group of us were on our way up. The trip from where we were took 
longer than any of us anticipated. It was cold enough and late enough that 
I went looking for a place to sleep and crawled into my sleeping bag. We 
might have been able to visit briefly in the AM, but one of the group was in

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Dave Womble | 3 Jan 16:37 2008
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Re: New Years

Tim,

Very windy.  We didn't have a campfire as the signs were still in
place about a campfire ban due to the extreme drought in the area.  It
was pretty damp from the recent rains to the point that it was hard to
get stakes seated well were I set up but a ban is a ban and windy is
windy.  There was a campfire going in the meadow with a group of folks
and I walked down there for a few minutes.  That fire was dangerous to
stand around as it was a stream of sparklers at times that could blow
at most any direction at times and for quite a ways.  There was one
thru-hiker I met on the summmit that finished that day and some that
were starting out on Jan 1st heading north.  A few of us gathered in
the shelter and chatted in the dark for a while out of the wind.

The temperatures weren't too bad except for the wind chill, I think Ed
told me he measured 26F on his thermometer.   And the wind direction
changed over night and caught me be surprise as it blew into the end I
had left open for easy entrance/exit.  I had to change the flaps on my
WinterTarp after a while because of the way the wind was hitting my
insulation but after I did that I was protected well enough.  The
wind, lack of a campfire, and early darkness dampened the socializing.
 I retired fairly early even by my standards and got off of the
mountain early in the morning as well as the wind was still a problem
on the mountain and I needed to catch up with Ed and Karen in the
parking lot. 

I'm not sure how many people were there all together.  There were some
tents, some tarps, and about 8 hammocks.  

Dave Womble
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Dave Womble | 3 Jan 16:57 2008
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Tragic Story Evolving on the AT in Georgia

This is bad news but thought I would share it with my friends since
some of us where in this area and some may be out there now.  I'm
guessing temperatures got down near single digits in that area last
night as they were in the high teens at my house near Atlanta.  Blood
Mountain is about 30 trail miles north of Springer Mountain.

http://www.11alive.com/news/article_news.aspx?storyid=108958

"Search Resumes for Missing Hiker

Reported by: Duffie Dixon
Web Editor: Michael King
Last Modified: 1/3/2008 9:54:53 AM

A helicopter is scouring a North Georgia mountain for any signs of a
missing woman who went hiking on New Year's Day.

Officials have asked all other hikers to remain off blood mountain as
they use an infrared device to pick up body heat on the mountain.

Emergency personnel have been staked out on the Appalachian Trail on
Blood Mountain since Wednesday. Cold weather and darkness forced crews
to suspend the ground search for Meredith Emerson, 24, Wednesday
night. Emerson took her dog with her on a hike there in Union County,
and neither has been seen since Tuesday.

She is described as an experienced hiker who knows the area well.
Friends said that Emerson does not get turned around easily, causing
them more concern over her whereabouts. Given the cold weather,
friends and family are desperate to find her.
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tim garner | 4 Jan 01:33 2008
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Re: Tragic Story Evolving on the AT in Georgia

that is bad news. i hope & pray the best for her but it sure doesn't sound good.

Dave Womble <dpwomble@...> wrote:  This is bad news but thought I
would share it with my friends since
some of us where in this area and some may be out there now. I'm
guessing temperatures got down near single digits in that area last
night as they were in the high teens at my house near Atlanta. Blood
Mountain is about 30 trail miles north of Springer Mountain.

http://www.11alive.com/news/article_news.aspx?storyid=108958

"Search Resumes for Missing Hiker

Reported by: Duffie Dixon
Web Editor: Michael King
Last Modified: 1/3/2008 9:54:53 AM

A helicopter is scouring a North Georgia mountain for any signs of a
missing woman who went hiking on New Year's Day.

Officials have asked all other hikers to remain off blood mountain as
they use an infrared device to pick up body heat on the mountain.

Emergency personnel have been staked out on the Appalachian Trail on
Blood Mountain since Wednesday. Cold weather and darkness forced crews
to suspend the ground search for Meredith Emerson, 24, Wednesday
night. Emerson took her dog with her on a hike there in Union County,
and neither has been seen since Tuesday.

She is described as an experienced hiker who knows the area well.
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tim garner | 4 Jan 01:36 2008
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Re: Re: New Years

doesn't sound like socializing was an easy thing to do.  
  i would have liked to see you guys, but i'm glad i didn't try to make that drive<G>.

Dave Womble <dpwomble@...> wrote:
  Tim,

Very windy. We didn't have a campfire as the signs were still in
place about a campfire ban due to the extreme drought in the area. It
was pretty damp from the recent rains to the point that it was hard to
get stakes seated well were I set up but a ban is a ban and windy is
windy. There was a campfire going in the meadow with a group of folks
and I walked down there for a few minutes. That fire was dangerous to
stand around as it was a stream of sparklers at times that could blow
at most any direction at times and for quite a ways. There was one
thru-hiker I met on the summmit that finished that day and some that
were starting out on Jan 1st heading north. A few of us gathered in
the shelter and chatted in the dark for a while out of the wind.

The temperatures weren't too bad except for the wind chill, I think Ed
told me he measured 26F on his thermometer. And the wind direction
changed over night and caught me be surprise as it blew into the end I
had left open for easy entrance/exit. I had to change the flaps on my
WinterTarp after a while because of the way the wind was hitting my
insulation but after I did that I was protected well enough. The
wind, lack of a campfire, and early darkness dampened the socializing.
I retired fairly early even by my standards and got off of the
mountain early in the morning as well as the wind was still a problem
on the mountain and I needed to catch up with Ed and Karen in the
parking lot. 

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Michael Caccavale | 4 Jan 01:41 2008
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Re: Tragic Story Evolving on the AT in Georgia

This is the new update I found.
Officials have named a person of interest in the search for missing hiker Meredith Emerson, and are
searching for Gary Michael Hilton, 60. 

According to investigators, Hilton owns two vehicles, both registered in DeKalb County: a white 1996
Chevrolet Astro Van with plate number 76APZ, and a white 2001 Chevrolet Astro Van with license plate
number AFQ1310.

Officials said they want to know what Hilton said to Emerson on the Appalachian Trail. They said that Hilton
has been named as a person of interest in the case.

Anyone with any information is asked to call the Union County Sheriff at 706-439-6066.
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: tim garner 
  To: hammockcamping@... 
  Sent: Thursday, January 03, 2008 7:33 PM
  Subject: Re: [Hammock Camping] Tragic Story Evolving on the AT in Georgia

  that is bad news. i hope & pray the best for her but it sure doesn't sound good.

  Dave Womble <dpwomble@...> wrote: This is bad news but thought I
would share it with my friends since
  some of us where in this area and some may be out there now. I'm
  guessing temperatures got down near single digits in that area last
  night as they were in the high teens at my house near Atlanta. Blood
  Mountain is about 30 trail miles north of Springer Mountain.

  http://www.11alive.com/news/article_news.aspx?storyid=108958

  "Search Resumes for Missing Hiker
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C C Wayah | 5 Jan 03:56 2008
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Re: [WomenHikers] HIKER MISSING ON BLOOD MOUNTAIN


Ok list,
I saw the picture of this missing person's black lab.
It looked a lot like the dog running lose around the
Springer Shelter on New Years morning.
The question here is did someone have a back lab
running loose with them on Springer?  Did anyone else
notice this very freindly dog.  Is it possible that it was dropped off on 
Springer and followed the hikers around looking for a meal ? Does anyone 
know if this dog had a owner with it?

Rogene

> http://www.wsbtv.com/news/14964662/detail.html
>
> UNION COUNTY, Ga. -- The search resumes Thursday morning in Union
> County for a missing hiker and her dog.
>
> Friends believe Meredith Emerson, 24, from Gwinnett County, spent

 

Gmane