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Just read that they found an overdue hiker dead in the tricorner knob shelter.  Don't know the details but very sad.  

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We hiked from Mt Leconte to Icewater Saturday and spent the night there.  Headed out to Newfound Gap Sunday morning.  There was a guy who came in to the shelter late that night from Tricorners, he had to have passed him on the trail.  Something you hate to hear for sure.
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I haven't seen anything else about it.  I'm curious if it was weather related or a health issue.
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Very sad about one of our fellow hikers. I just hope he didn't suffer and just went to sleep. That's one of the most remote places in the park and in the entire south so I just hope he or she wasn't able to walk to due to an injury. I know when I started to get hypothermia one time, I just wanted to lay down and go to sleep. Thank god I had my best friend with me at the time to help me. Happened at Gregory's Bald.
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Likewise havent heard of anything else....

Ill drop an emaim in the morning to the pio and ask if anything new is on it.......
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I heard he was trying to day hike 30 miles? That's tough for anyone with the small amount of day light we have. If you were prepared to night hike a bit, you would've normally been prepared to stay out if needed??

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here's what i got from the park's pio a few minutes ago...


"Great Smoky Mountains National Park Rangers have identified the deceased hiker found at Tricorner Knob as Richard Lemarr, age 50, from Knoxville, TN. Due to the remote location and inclement weather, Tennessee Highway Patrol successfully evacuated the deceased today using their hoist helicopter.

Lemarr was discovered deceased at Tricorner Knob Shelter by Rangers early Wednesday afternoon, January 16, 2013. Lemarr left Newfound Gap on Saturday morning intending to hike 30 miles along the Appalachian Trail to Davenport Gap in North Carolina. Rangers have remained at Tricorner Knob Shelter since the discovery and the shelter has been closed to the public.  

Park Rangers are investigating the incident with the assistance of the Swain County Medical Examiner’s Office. The cause of death does not appear to be suspicious.
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Wow!  He's been there since the 16th.  Its such a sad story.
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Any word on what caused his death?
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