Oh boy. It always bums me out when I hear about these things. I started to make some comment about people hiking beyond their abilities, but relatives told KTAR that he was in excellent physical condition and an avid hiker. ABC 15 has a video on their site, they say he was a 59-year-old man, and the couple were out-of-staters.
Several hikers, including one who was a nurse, tried to do CPR on the man while emergency crews were helicoptered to the top and coming up from the bottom, but it was too late. Maybe it was a quick heart attack, we still don't know yet.
I don't know...what do you guys think? Maybe that's the way to go, if you had the ability to get your wish...quick, sudden...on the trail (although it would need to be a better one than Camelback for the grand finale in my book...)
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"I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived." — Henry David Thoreau