Our Top 10 Comments of the Week – The New York Times

5. It’s poetic and “empowering” and the stuff of memes to “leave the trail and make your own way,” but in real life, leaving the trail ends up on people lost, people walking into the wrong neighborhood, people taking the wrong exit from the highway. And that might be fun in movies. In real life, that’s tragedy. Be safe out there.— Said Ordaz-Moreno on The Times’s Facebook page, responding to an article about Geraldine Largay, a 66-year-old hiker who died from exposure nearly a month after wandering off the Appalachian Trail. This comment received 297 likes and 28 reader replies.

Here is the link to the NYTimes Facebook page that has hundreds of comments about Inchworm’s plight.  (scroll down a bit)

Here’s the May 26 Feature from the NYTimes:




About Tom Jamrog

I'm sixty-seven and live in the Maine woods. I thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail in 2007, the Pacific Crest Trail in 2010, Vermont's Long Trail in 2011, the Continental Divide Trail in 2013, the Camino Portugese (2016), and Newfoundland's East Coast Trail (2017) . I am outdoors every day. I offer guided backpacking trips and classes in Maine, through "Uncle Tom's Guided Adventures".
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