Too weak to stand or walk, William M. LaFever sat in a shallow river bed in the south Utah desert, awaiting rescue that came more than a month after his family last heard from him. Thursday afternoon, a helicopter flying in the Escalante River gorge spied the bearded LaFever, 28, who had lost 50 […]
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Mark Sanford’s confession to adultery may be roiling South Carolina and traumatizing his family, but it’s bequeathed to the rest of us a handy new euphemism for sneaking in a little romance on the sly: hiking the Appalachian Trail. That was the original reason given by Sanford’s staff for his unexplained six-day absence from the state’s capital an explanation whose credibility evaporated when the governor resurfaced, not from an extended nature walk but a covert sojourn to Buenos Aires, where his mistress lives
Baby, it’s cold outside. But the early spring chill doesn’t deter Thomas B. from taking a brisk walk along Appenzell’s hilly trails to enjoy the green landscape of this rural canton in northeast Switzerland.