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.
The agency says it hopes to reopen that campground next week.
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.
The nearly 2,200-mile footpath stretches from Georgia to Maine.
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