Sunday, January 31, 2010

Ed Wright memorial hike

As many of you know, Ed Wright succumbed to complications of congestive heart failure in his sleep on the evening of 11/24/09 at the age of 84.

Mr. Wright was famous for having hiked to the summit of Mt. LeConte on 1,310 occasions. Many of those hikes are documented on his website.

His family is planning a memorial hike up Alum Cave Bluff Trail on Sunday, September 5, 2010. Family members will be at the trailhead at 7:00 a.m., and anyone is welcome to join them.

For more information on the Alum Cave Bluff Trail to the summit of Mt. LeConte, please click here.

One other thing, his family felt it would be a fitting tribute to continue posting guest hikes on his website. Ed's daughter Peggy will respond to email and post hikes just as Ed had done in the past.


Jeff
HikingintheSmokys.com Detailed information on trails in the Smoky Mountains; includes trail descriptions, key features, pictures, video, maps, elevation profiles, news, and more.

7 comments:

Jackie said...

Is Ed Wright's book available?

scarbrofare@gmail.com

Peace & Light

The Smoky Mountain Hiker said...

Jackie - I was not aware that Ed wrote a book...

Jackie said...

"1001 Hikes up Mt.Leconte and counting" by Ed Wright.

If you locate a copy would you please get in touch with me. It would be a treasure.

Jackie

The Smoky Mountain Hiker said...

Jackie - thanks for the info. Have you checked with the GSM Hiking Club, or GSM Association, Friends of the Smokies? They may have a copy that they could possibly lend to you?? Or maybe there might be someone in those organizations that could give you a lead.

Have you checked with the Knoxville or Maryville libraries to see if they have a copy?

If I ever hear of a copy I'll send you an email.

Jeff

Jackie said...

Thanks a lot, Jeff. I'll definitely check out those leads. And if I chase one down, I'll let you know.

Peace,
Jackie

Jackie said...
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Jackie said...

Thank you, Jeff. I'll definitely be checking out those leads. If I chase one down I'll let you know.

Peace,
Jackie