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Appalachian Trail Hiker Dies After Falling from McAfee Knob

An Appalachian Trail thru-hiker has died this week from injuries sustained in a fall from an iconic lookout in Virginia. Paul “Grandmaster” Classen, a 23-year-old hiker from the Netherlands, fell 50 feet from 3,197-foot McAfee Knob on Sunday. Rescue crews, including all-terrain vehicles, several police officers, and 30 fire-and-rescue personnel, responded to the incident at […]

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