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Appalachian Trail, Stomach Virus

Updated: Wednesday, April 10 2013, 12:57 PM EDT
Hikers may want to avoid sections of the Appalachian Trail near Hot Springs, N.C., especially the stretch running north to the Tennessee border.

A number of hikers have been sickened by a severe, 24-hour stomach virus that is being passed between hikers.

Shelters to avoid include No Business Knob, Big Bald and Hogback Ridge.

A section of the Appalachian Trail runs through the Appalachian Ranger District, Pisgah National Forest, to the north and south of Hot Springs.  Appalachian Trail, Stomach Virus

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