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Re: Monthly Announce: Appalachian Trail Mail List

>Tell you what, I'm going to subscribe you to the list, and forward  
>your question there.   IMHO,
>the trail is one of the safest places to be.  I'm sure other list  
>participants will have comments...
>>I tried to subscribe to the above net but was unable to.  Would you
>>mind answering the following questions?   My husband, 16-year old  
>>and friends are going to hike the AT starting possibly at Harper's Ferry
>>in WV. We have seen newspaper/tv reports regarding muggings, rapes,
>>murders, etc.  Is this trail safe?  Who could I call regarding this?
>>Thanks for any help you can give me.
>>Ginny Pokoj

Our Club currently has Ridgerunners in Maryland and Shenandoah National
Park.  We have had few, if any, problems on the Appalachian Trail.  It's
relatively safe.  Enjoy your hike.  You should have no problem whatsoever.

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