HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — The state Department of Natural Resources says most overnight shelters and campsites along Maryland’s section of the Appalachian Trail have reopened after tree maintenance prompted by a hiker’s death.
The agency says seven of the eight overnight areas that were closed Wednesday had reopened by Friday. Only the Pogo campground near South Mountain State Park remains closed for use this weekend.READ MORE: Maryland Dept. Of Health Website Operational After Cyberattack
The agency says it hopes to reopen that campground next week.READ MORE: Pending Regulatory Approval, Sportsbook At Horseshoe Casino Could Open Friday
Thirty-six-year-old Jason Parish of Philadelphia died Sunday when a tree felled by strong winds crashed on top of him near the Ed Garvey Shelter near the southern end of the 40-mile Maryland trail segment.
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