Day Hike Turned into a 30-Foot Fall from Trail

Segment 2, November 4th, 2023

This time of year puts a lot of us into the outdoors.  We don’t worry about the bugs, the heat, & we can enjoy the fresh air & beauty that the outdoors gives us.

One of the top visited places are the mountains.  Anyone who has been through the NC mountain towns of Boone or Asheville, has seen the amount of visitors enjoying nature’s annual show of the leaf change.

Another group of folks have hit the trail to enjoy some exercise, fresh air, and beauty.  Although across the state line, Southwest TN & North Georgia hikers are celebrating the same, including the Chattanooga, TN-area.

Mary Cole is a teacher in the Hamilton County school district & enjoys getting outdoors.  We’re going to bring her on to talk about her hiking pursuits but also talk about her recent, scary 30-foot fall from a popular TN hiking destination.

Things You’ll Learn by Listening:

Show Highlights:

  • Mary Cole is exploring the Chattanooga area Guild Trail & Sunset Rock are some of her favorite hikes and they’re located on Lookout Mountain.

  • One of those hikes is up to Sunset Rock located within the Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park.

  • This area includes more than 30 miles of trails including old railroad beds dating back 19th century.

  • She and a friend are on a hike on October 28th, 2023, when a misstep turned into a 30 ft fall. 

  • Mary Cole is rescued & recovering from that fall She recommends going to a friend on a hike. 

  • Her friend, fortunately had an interest in medicine, and was able to help with care before rescuers arrived.      

More Insights from the Outdoor Guys: 

Let someone know when you’re going on a hike & go with a friend.

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Prepare for a hike: navigation, sun protection, insulation, illumination, first aid, fire, repair tools, nutrition, hydration, emergency shelter