6 days in the wild: Kenneth Knight’s ordeal in the Virginia mountains

What happened to Kenneth Knight is nothing short of remarkable. A missed turn along the Appalachian Trail left the legally blind hiker stranded alone within the wilderness of the George Washington National Forest. But quick thinking on his part got him out of a deadly situation and kept him from being another ghost of the great Appalachian range.

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The death of Scott Lilly

It would have started like any other day. A group of hikers set out for a weekend trek along the Appalachian Trail to make the best of the good weather and drink in the sights of Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains. But an early morning discovery changed that.

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