Outdoor World

How to protect yourself on hiking trails

(CNN)Alarming headlines about missing hikers or worse can trigger panic about trail safety and the risks of exploring remote areas. Whether you’re alone or in a group, it’s wise to tell someone else where you’re going and when you intend to return. Establish a plan for checking in and follow through with it. If your plans change, let your contacts know. Carry trail maps and know how to use them There’s no harm in bringing your phone (except for taking perilous selfies), but it would a mistake to rely on…

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Yoga instructor who went out for a hike in Maui is missing

(CNN)A yoga instructor who went for a hike in Maui last week has not been seen since, and police are asking for the public’s help in locating her. “Amanda’s really well loved in the yoga community and there are people coming from all over the island coming in and hiking and trying to find her,” said Haynes. On her personal website, Eller said she is a physical therapist who has made Maui her home. “Living on this island has also inspired extraordinary changes, including the completion my yoga teacher training,”…

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Thanks to DNA sleuths, a Jane Doe killed 37 years ago might finally get a headstone with her name on it

(CNN)For 37 years the woman’s remains have been in a lonely, nameless grave at Our Mother of Sorrows Catholic Cemetery in Reno, Nevada. “This is an incredible story, and I am extremely proud of the work done by everyone who took part in this case over the past three decades,” Sheriff Darin Balaam said.

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