Into the Mist

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Tales of Death and Disaster,Mishaps and Misdeeds,Misfortune and Mayhemin Great Smoky MountainsNational Park. Readabout men and womenin extreme situations,struggling to surviveagainst brutal and oftendeadly adversity. Thebook's 13 chapters relive ahiker's lonely death fromhypothermia, the firstfatal bear mauling in parkhistory, a massive and successful rescue operation by parkrangers, killers at large in the park, lightning strikes on theAppalachian Trail, and other true and harrowing incidents.Includes a comprehensive appendix of GSMNP deaths from1931 to 2016. 280 pages.
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Author(s) David Brill
Short Description These beautiful, mist-shrouded mountains can, and often do, turn deadly. Volume I of Into the Mist depicts men and women in extreme situations, struggling to survive against brutal and often deadly adversity. Through the book's 13 chapters, Into the Mist readers will experience another side of Smokies wilderness. Piece together the events leading to a tragic encounter between an elementary school teacher and two black bears in the park's backcountry. Share in the heroic response of the park's rangers in the face of brutal weather events, including the March 1993 Storm of the Century, and their successful efforts to rescue hundreds of stranded visitors and ultimately prevent loss of life and limb. Experience a lone hiker's final moments as he succumbs to bitter cold without benefit of a shelter as wind-driven snow piles ever higher on the trail. Learn how the body of a murdered Jane Doe discovered in a park stream leads to a cross-country hunt for her killer. A bonus appendix lists the park's leading causes of death and most dangerous places.
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  1. We won!  GSMA Brings Home Three Awards from Public Lands Alliance We won! GSMA Brings Home Three Awards from Public Lands Alliance Great Smoky Mountains National Park education branch chief Susan Sachs accepts her award for Agency Leadership and speaks to her years of partnership building during the Public Lands Alliance’s 2019 conference in Denver, CO.