Use this forum to post links to news stories from other websites - ones that other hikers might find interesting. This is not intended for original material or anecdotal information. You can reply to any news stories posted, but do not start a new thread without a link to a specific news story.
Thanks for the great reply, Steve20050! I hadn't checked the board for a few days so hadn't seen this reply until now, but I really appreciate it. You've got a fascinating story and lots of helpful insight.