Tuesday, March 4, 2008

In memory of Meredith Hope Emerson, may she rest in peace....


In memory of Meredith Hope Emerson, may she rest in peace....
1983-2008
MEMORIAL;105 Goshen church road dawsonville, GA. 30534

38 comments:

rhotdog1 said...

This even looks peaceful, may She rest in Peace and Her memories rest in all who are thinking of Her and keep her spirit alive.

scots2

CHAZE said...

Glenn,

I have been reading posts on wes side story for over a month trying to keep up with Gary Hilton's latest news. I am unable to locate the forum on their website. Is it still there? Something drew me into this story as it was happening at the first of the year. Once I started researching more, I realized that GMH has got to be a serial killer. It was then I found the wes side story and have been very interested in comments made there by you and several others. I go check it every morning to see what was said the day before. I went to check it this morning and it wasn't there.....

Glenn Adams said...

topix.net, CENSORED OR SHUT DOWN THE BLOG, PLEASE TELL ALL YOUR FRIENDS, POLITICIANS, AND MEDIA. THIS IS BIG BROTHER AT IT'S WORSE!
Glenn Adams: vinny


, wesside story: a loyal bloggerr; Little Britches started a new one its called: What happened to Safety Tips on the Appalacian Trail http://www.topix.com/forum/source/wxia/T266Q9BCOCLGIMK8M/p8

tazebell said...

Glenn -whatsa go-in on? I can't get to Topix to say hello, only read. Not banned either. What is this about you and the police? At least get on here and blog us up to date. Lots of folks wondering if you are okay. Someone claiming to be family left a few comments on the new line, said you were "off" your computer for awhile. Come on bud - let us know what it happening!

Glenn Adams said...

Rise and Shine, It's a Beautiful Day!

Glenn Adams, Vinny.

My plan is to, leave the Memorial in it's present location at 105 Goshen Church Rd., 30534 at Afton Road, Dawsonville, GA, until word of mouth, gets around. Then I will try to get sponsors to move it to an animal rescue, for folks to visit the memorial and pay their respects to Meredith Emerson; while increasing adoptions and provide additional operating expenses. to the animal rescues. In my heart, I feel that this is the very least, that I can do for her. May she rest in peace, she was my neighbor for just four days...

Glenn Adams; Vinny....

Glenn Adams said...

It's the "Good Ole Boy"; thing, taze. Justice for a select few; "The Family; The "My Cousin Vinny", sequel, I have been posting, note the 61 missing comments on "what happened to safety tips on the AT? They're Mine!..
Glenn Adams

I guess Topix.net hasn't got around to reading the "Bill of Rights"... vinny

Hershey said...

Glenn, I'm having trouble posting to this site. Testing! FR: Hershey

Hershey said...

Glenn, Now it worked. The memorial you created is beautiful and honors the memory of Meredith. Although you never met her, you have become a friend in spirit. Your mutual love of the gorgeous hiking areas in Ga and animals has bonded you to her forever. Bless you for all that you have done so that she will never be forgotten though her life was very brief.
she would have loved the fact that your neighbor dogs are visiting the memorial forever watching over her. Your friend: Hershey

deltadawn72 said...

Glenn, the memorial is lovely. You really put your heart into it.

I hope you are doing ok. Still have my email?

Little Britches

Glenn Adams said...

The Justice System is Broken!
We have had too many of our families, friends, and loved ones slaughtered by these **** murderers, rapists, etc.
Gary Michael Hilton: Evil, Demonic, Cannibalistic: SERIAL KILLER, has been roming the SE, for decades oblivious to LE, although he made a consulted on a Movie with Film Maker; Samuel Rael; Former Attorney, called: MURDER RUN in The North GA Mountains; which describes his dirty deeds of the last few decades in my knowledgeable opinion. The Justice System is bogged down with cases of retribution, shennanigans like the "Brian Nichols Trial", Incompetence, etc., to effectively guarantee our citizens the Constitutionl Rights of: Life, Liberty, and The Pursuit of Happiness.
www.glenindawson.blogspot.com

glenn adams: Wolfscratch

Glenn Adams said...

little britches, contact me, need to know if Samuel Rael is affiliated with the Raelian Cult? All my Emails were conficated by "Big Brother"...
Wolfscratch...

commparts2 said...

Glenn,

Did you see this news story?

http://www.cnn.com/2008/CRIME/03/13/hilton.movie/index.html

It was Hilton, according to Rael, who found one of the film's prime shooting locations: a cabin in the mountains of North Georgia near the town of Cleveland. In the movie, the killer held women captive in the cabin.

Sleddog

Wild Aurora Moldovanyi said...

Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog. I've been thinking about Meredith a lot lately as the weather has been lovely and my dogs and I sojourn to the mountains. We meet Meredith on the mountaintops and pray for her and her family. Aurora

Glenn Adams said...

sleddog, please fill the people in on crimesleuths, that all the burial grounds that I have located were places he was seen by eyewitnesses. One burial ground was verified by a Master Dowser. Hilton was a ritual killer. I am confident that more than one person was involved with him. I don't exactly how many, yet!
Good to hear fro you sleddog. Guess you have been busy with the Idatirod, huh?
Yes, I aplud the Media that are still Investigating this Demonic Serial Kiler, despite pressure from Big Brother. The truth will prevail, and Merdith and the many, many other victims wil get Justice, I pray...

Wolfscratch...

fungshway said...

You aren't alone in the praying.
The light continues to shine brightly. It will dispel the darkness Glenn. Many are giving their precious energy-i continue to applaud all efforts for truth.

CHAZE said...

Glenn, this is killing me not being able to find where all of you are posting. I have been keeping up with this case thru your comments and forums all year. Now the horrible confessions of a killer have been published and I can't find anyone's comments. Where did you all go?

CHAZE said...

Glenn, this is killing me not being able to find where all of you are posting. I have been keeping up with this case thru your comments and forums all year. Now the horrible confessions of a killer have been published and I can't find anyone's comments. Where did you all go?

Prairie Chicken said...

Glenn,
thanks for leaving the note on Prairiechicken.blogspot. I've set up www.appalachiantrailmurders.blogspot.com to concentrate on murders on the AT. With so many states and counties being involved, it's hard to keep up with how the investigations are progressing. You had a photo posted for a while, a statue of a woman with a smoke or film in the picture. Did you take it down? Could I take another look at it?
Also, your place is beautiful.

CHAZE said...

have you all see the transcript of GMH's confession?....troubling. I found it on CNN today. There is one part in it where GMH says "this isn't the first body discarded here"......

Glenn Adams said...

I have been backtracking Gary Michael "Mack" Hilton, since 01/06/08, this is a description of what I have found: Evil, demonic, cannibalistic, ritual:SERIAL KILLER OF HANNIBAL LECTUR MAGNITUDE. This Demon, has victims that date back decades. I am confident that I have located 8 of his burial grounds. The first burial ground, was dowsed by me, and verified by a Master Dowser. When I ordered the K9's for further verification; THEY WERE BLOCKED....

We have had 4 blogs shut down to date, with 1000's of comments and with valuable info on each. We have a victim map with Hilton's Mo that total hundreds of possible victims on it. It is only preliminary......may they rest in peace

Go to: glennindawson.blogspot.com for pics and more info....

Appalacian Trail Murders...

Crimesleuths blog...
Bonnie's Crime Blog...
Gretawire...

Who Likes Pie Blog...

Wolfscratch; may his many victims rest in peace.....

When Hilton wasked by jailers, "If you are so intelligent, why were you arrested. Hilton, is 61 years old. His reply, "I haven't been caught since I was 14 years old.......47 years...


Wolfscratch; we need your help spreading this info, tell your friends, politicians, blogs, everyone you see; I DO!, "GO TELL IT ON THE MOUNTAIN!"

Wolfscratch: We have onme shining light, 999, to go....

Glenn Adams said...

,This is the 2nd time this week that they have ran the "Green River Murders". I think there are alot of simularities in the MO and Hilton's. I think he decapitatyed some of his victims and I think he used the guise of putting some of the women in movies.

I thought this news report by WXIA channel 11, raised alot of questions in my mind:
http://www.11alive.com/video/player_watl.aspx?aid= 89976&bw=

Ws the Movie filmed in the National Park, WMA, Private Land, and where specifically?

Who were the Cast, Crew, Extras?

Was there Security? Was it off duty Law Enforcement, as in most Movies filmed on Location?
Have all of Samuel Rael's and his Associates, other Movies been Scrutinized for Gary M. Hilton's involveent.

Was John Tabor involved in the Movie making Business in any way?

Did Samuel Rael, and John Tabor have a joint office in the 1980's, on Peachtree Street in Atlanta.

Many more questions need to be asked, Hilton's victims, deserve some answers, some honest answers.

Was the Old House at Steve Tate Hwy, and the Amicacola River used as a Movie Location? Was the house of surrounding woods behind or adjacent to the Densmore House, 200 yards from my home, used in the filming of any of Rael's and Associate's movies? What were the exact location of the filming locations of the Murder Movies of Rael and Associates?

Why did our Justice System fail Hilton's Victims, their Loved Ones, Families, Friends, by not encarcerating him in 1982 for 3 counts of attempted murder by Arson? A very heinous Crime in itself? How, in this age of techinolog, can court records "Vanish"; Dekalb County, GA; 1982?

INQUIRING MINDS WANTS TO KNOW! LET'S'SEE, WHO REALLY BELIEVES IN; "TRUTH IN MEDIA"...

Wolfscratch....

Glenn Adams said...

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Someone Trolled my name on Gretawire, last night, Shippy or Taze, Know who it is? IMO, this is a futile attempt by LE, at more incompetence!

a FEW REASONS THE CASE WAS REOPENED:
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WOLFSCRATCH

Gary Michael "Mack Hilton: Evil, Demonic, Canniballistic, ritual: Serial Killer, of Hannibal Lectar of the 20th and 21st Century, has been slaughtering our friends, families, neighbors and Loved ones for Decades oblivious to Law Enforcement. The local Sheriff's Depts. were not notified when he was in "Wolfscratch Wilderness", with Meredith. If you read the GBI interogation, you will see that he waved at several police while here. They simply waved back. A simple 911 call, that's all it would have taken.....

Wolfscratch: Glenn

Glenn Adams said...

I went on the Journey yesterday, with two very spirtual and sensitive; people. We made many discoveries; one of which was; 12 Butterflies hovering on the ground in a group. This was in the Wildcat Campsite; of Gary Hilton's. My nutty sister; SEA, has always refered to Butterflies, as Angels. Guess, she is not as nutty as I thought.
One of the persons, that I took the Journey with is from the area of Florida, where Cheryl Dunlap was murdered. She was a very spiritual and caring person, as was Meredith and many of his other victims. Hilton preyed on victims with these traits. Hilton has been tied to her murder, and LE is keeping the public in the dark as we were in GA, and other States. Seems that their most reliable news comes from the webb and the local gas station. What a shame. The "under investigation; routine", is costing precious lives.
Hilton, wore a white clay burial mask when he used Mrs. Dunlap's ATM card. This mask was used in burial rituals during the Neolithic Perriod(Stone Age) during; Joshua: The Soldier's Soldier; tearing down the Jerrico Wall. Is this history repeating itself in Hilton's evil demented mind? Is it a nother Movie in the making by Samuel Rael And Compoany? Was Gary Hilton the Creative Writer for this new Movie, as he was for 'Murder Run"; in The North Georgia Mountain. Was Hilton playing out the movie in real life? Inquiring Minds want to know! That's your job Media. Get to Work!

Wolfscratch I asked for Favors......... And God gave me Opportunities.

I received nothing I wanted I received everything I needed




BUTTERFLY COURAGE
Walking down a path through some woods in Georgia in 1977, I saw a water puddle ahead on the path. I angled my direction to go around it on the part of the path that wasn't covered by water and mud. As I reached the puddle, I was suddenly attacked!

Yet, I did nothing, for the attack was so unpredictable and from a source so totally unexpected. I was startled as well as unhurt, despite having been struck four or five times already.

I backed up a foot and my attacker stopped attacking me. Instead of attacking more, he hovered in the air on graceful butterfly wings in front of me.

Had I been hurt I wouldn't have found it amusing, but I was unhurt, it was funny, and I was laughing. After all, I was being attacked by a butterfly!

Having stopped laughing, I took a step forward. My attacker rushed me again. He rammed me in the chest with his head and body, striking me over and over again with all his might, still to no avail.

For a second time, I retreated a step while my attacker relented in his attack. Yet again, I tried moving forward. My attacker charged me again. I was rammed in the chest over and over again. I wasn't sure what to do, other than to retreat a third time. After all, it's just not everyday that one is attacked by a butterfly.

This time, though, I stepped back several paces to look the situation over. My attacker moved back as well to land on the ground. That's when I discovered why my attacker was charging me only moments earlier.

He had a mate and she was dying. She was beside the puddle where he landed. Sitting close beside her, he opened and closed his wings as if to fan her. I could only admire the love and courage of that butterfly in his concern for his mate. He had taken it upon himself to attack me for his mate's sake, even though she was clearly dying and I was so large. He did so just to give her those extra few precious moments of life, should I have been careless enough to step on her.

Now I knew why and what he was fighting for. I left them in peace for those last few moments, cleaning the mud from my boots when I later reached my car.

Since then, I've always tried to remember the courage of that butterfly whenever I see huge obstacles facing me. I use that butterfly's courage as an inspiration and to remind myself that good things are worth fighting for. ...

Glenn Adams said...

Sleddog my father thinks you helped hang the moon! Among other things. LOL :Postede by LB.

Wolfscratch said," I never said sled hung the moon" I said, "back during the last eclipse, that I thought he fired the missile at the runaway satellite, and acidentally hit the moon." haha, guess he needs a steady hand, like Hershey....

Wolfscratch: vinny

Hello bloggers, As most of you know I have retraced our journey the last couple of days. I can't release the name of the persons that accompanied us, at this time.
I can say that they were very spiritual, sensitive, and I feel that the things that I have seen and found were as obvious to them, as it is to me.
Although there were a few things that we didn't cover, due to time constraints, and sheer exaustion; both physical and mental, and emotional. There were actually, new discoveries that were missed on the original journey.
Retracing the journey has really helped my frame of mind, and is one more check on the positive side, of the goal, of getting Justice for Meredith. and his many, many victims. The Truth will perservere.. May they rest in peace....

Don't forget to network the new website by Bonnie; of Bonnie's Crime Blog: Appalacian Trail Murders. This site was set up by her to specifically share info, stories, and Safety Tips and Bulletins; that will insure a Safe, Peaceful, and Peaceful; Outing, in Our Majestic National Forest, for our friends, families, and loved ones. An ounce of prevention, if you will....

Wolfscratch; glenn Adams

Glenn Adams said...

Remembering in His Own Special Way


While many people are planning to attend Friday's memorial service to
Emerson on Friday morning in Athens, some people are remembering Meredith
Emerson in a different way.


They are going to one of the places Meredith loved most -- it's a place
where she may have come face to face with a killer.


"It'd make sense it's raining," said Meredith's friend Steve Segars. "I can
feel her tears."


Segars holds back his own tears as he follows the path of Meredith Emerson's
final hike on Blood Mountain.


"I went up there, and took some flowers," Segars said.


One more rock for the makeshift memorial, placed at the spot where some of
Meredith Emerson's belongings were discovered. Water bottles, a dog leash, a
police baton were found scattered on the ground there. Segars said he
believes it is the spot where Gary Hilton attacked his girlfriend.


"He's had six decades on this planet and has squandered it," Segars said of
Hilton. "She gave up a lifetime in 24 short years."


Those close to Meredith Emerson want her remembered for the way she lived,
not the way she died.


"She was a light beyond description," he said. "She just shined."

Glenn Adams said...

Connie in Ohio, I am always a day late and a dollar short.

This an excerpt taken from the interogation of Hilton by the FBI, when enroute on 01/07/08 to show the locations of Meredith's remains:

CB: WELL LET ME, LET ME ASK YOU THIS. LET ME ASK YOU THIS. UH, I KNOW THAT YOU MADE A PHONE CALL FROM MARBLE HILL ALSO. AT ONE POINT.
GMH: YOU MEAN UH, FROM A HUDDLE HOUSE?
CB: RIGHT.
GMH: THAT WAS TO MY EMPLOYER JOHN TABER TO GET TO UH, BEG MY OLD JOB BACK.
CB: RIGHT. AND WAS SHE . . .
GMH: I'VE HAD . . .
CB: . . . ALREADY DEAD AT THAT POINT? OR . . .
GMH: NO.
CB: OKAY. SO WHAT DAY WAS THAT ON? WAS THAT THE DAY YOU GUYS WENT HIKING, WAS IT THE DAY AFTER YOU WENT HIKING?
GMH: THAT WAS THE DAY WE WENT HIKING. THAT'S, THAT'S WHAT HAPPENED.
CB: OKAY.
GMH: I SAID WE'LL GO HIKING. THAT'S WHY WE SPENT TWO NIGHTS THERE.


Asimple 911 call by John Tabor, when Hilton called him from the HH, would have rescued Meredith Emerson, and captured Hilton. His victims need "Honest"; Answers!...

Wolfscratch

Glenn Adams said...

I have been backtracking Gary Hilton, since 01/06/08, when he held Meredith Hope Emerson within 2300 yards of my Home in an abandoned house. I have blogged this info to make the public aware of my findings. The claims that I make and the statements, are not conjecture. The burial grounds that I have dowsed, were all places that eyewitness saw Hilton, or his van. He has been living in our communities oblivious to LE, for decades. The pre 09/11/01 strategy of some LE agencies are causing precius lives to be lost in my knowlegeable opinion! These agencies operate under the "Us against them"; policy, they are not utilizing the enormous natural resources of the public. I have found than many, even resent; America's Most Wanted: 975+ Fugitives; captured by progressive Law Enforcement Agencies, around the nation. Too many of our precious daughters and sons have been lost due to this antiquated strategy. The media needs to start digging for info and quit being spoon fed: Missinformation. This is the first line of "HOMELAND SECURITY", incompetence cannot and will not be tolerated! just my humble opinion.. WOLFSCRATCH: GLENN ADAMS www.glennindawson.blogspot.com may his many victims rest in peace....

Glenn Adams said...

Watch "The O'Reilly Factor" weeknights at 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. ET and listen to the "Radio Factor!"

BILL O'REILLY, HOST: In the "Factor Follow-up" segment tonight: exorcism. Most people see it as fictional play; that perception backed up by the very successful 1973 movie. But the Catholic Church takes exorcism very seriously.

Last month Pope Benedict suggested that bishops all over the world expand exorcism personnel. That is, priests trained in the ancient rite. This according to a report by the London Daily Mail.

Now the order didn't get much publicity, but we found it interesting because nine years ago right here on the "Factor" I interviewed Father James LeBar, the chief exorcist for the New York Archdiocese.

(BEGIN VIDEOTAPE)

O'REILLY: When you pray over the child and you do the exorcism, there's nothing like what happened in the movie where you can visually sense evil or anything like that?


I am confident that this segment was ran with me and my family, in mind. Garty Michael Hilton, is an evil, demonic, cannibalistic. ritual: SERIAL KILLER OF HANNIBAL LECTUR MAGNITUDE! He has reaped his wrath of terror for decades, oblivious to LE, living in our communities, slaughtering our friends, families, and loved ones...

Maureen, CJD, is the reason for the increase in heinous crimes and the magnitude, it is a worldwide problem, this is the reason for the increase in exorcism training. I personally experienced the effects of this evil and was cleansed by his many victims. Don't take my word for it, do the reasearch..
I actually emailed the POPE, due to my experience; received a free subscription to a prophecy newsletter, but no result. Then I called a priest and ask why the pope requested more training? His reply: it wasn't the Pope's request, it was an organization of organizations. I asked was it the UN? He said, I can't tell you....

Wolfscratch

Glenn Adams said...

Today is May 4, 2008, this day four months a tragic event happened in Wolfscratch Wilderness, Meredith Emerson's young life was cut very short, opening up a floodgate of sympathy and support from many grieving people, many complete strangers, that either feel that they knew her or wished that they had met her. May she rest in peace!

Glenn Adams said...

Steve Segars: Meredith Emerson: Blood Mtn. Hiker's boyfriend gave a heartwrenching testimony of their relationhip and her Angelic; spirit:. If you go to this site, you will see why she has touched so many people:
http://www.accessatlanta.com/blog- s/content/shared-blogs/accessatla- n/radiotalk/entries/2008/01/09/110erts_take.html
Wolfscratch

Glenn Adams said...

bookworm101
First post: 2/19/2008
Last post: 5/29/2008
Total posts: 135 Snips from a blog on The Atlanta Sports Fan Web Site:

The next day (New Year’s Eve) around noon, we decided to go hiking. We ventured out to Vogel State Park to hike Blood Mountain, which leads to the Appalachian Trail.

Our first stop was this small outpost store that sold hiking-related merchandise (trail maps, hiking clothing, books on mountains/hiking, etc.). As I was at the counter paying for a Gatorade (I’m not a serious hiker, obviously), an older man came in the door. I immediately noticed him because he was dressed so oddly. He had on a bright yellow jacket with turquoise pants (I think…they may have been purple), and one of those floppy hats that has the ears that you can either let hang down or pin up on the hat…just a very oddly dressed man.

This strange man asked the guy at the counter if he could use his phone, because the pay phone outside wasn’t working. My first thought was “This man doesn’t have a cellphone? I thought even infants have cellphones these days.” He said he had to call Atlanta, and asked if that was okay (I’m assuming because he thought it was long distance). The man behind the counter obliged, and he made his call. I walked to the back of the store, where my wife was trying to convince me to buy a hiking stick. A hiking stick is basically a tree branch with 3 pints of lacquer on it, so I was less than enthused. But, considering my wife has my nuts in her purse at all times, we bought “his and her” hiking sticks. Good lord. As we were leaving the store to approach the mountain, I noticed the strange man going through some things in a white AstroVan.

We hiked about a mile up Blood Mountain, and on our way back down, we encountered a red Labrador retriever with no leash, and presumably, no owner. The dog was very well behaved, however, which is saying a lot coming from someone that’s not a dog person, and especially considering it seemed to be a stray dog in the mountains. All four of us petted the dog and remarked how docile it was. At that point the same strange man from the outpost store came up and called the dog to him. As we walked past him, we told him how well behaved the dog was. He said something like “You would think so–it’s only been five years!” I’m not really sure what that meant, but I just chalked it up to him being clinically insane.

Fast-forward to Thursday morning, and my wife calling me at work. “Have you heard this stuff in the news about a missing hiker?” She said that it was the same mountain we were on, and that there was a person of interest, an older man with a dog. I immediately remarked “The guy with the yellow jacket?” I almost instinctively started rattling off details: “He had a white AstroVan. His dog was a red lab retriever.” She told me that the sheriff’s department was still looking for this man, and gave me a number to call to give them the details I remembered. I called the number for the Union County Sheriff’s Department, and gave the woman all of the details I knew. I told her what time we saw him at the store, and what time we crossed paths on the mountain (again, the memory thing). I hoped that maybe they could find the number he dialed in the store, and that might lead them to where he might be hiding.

As I learned Friday night, when Gary Hilton was caught in Atlanta, it probably wasn’t my tip that led them to the fugitive. Oh well…I at least felt like I fulfilled my civic duty.

Once he was booked, and I saw the booking photos on the web, it started to set in that I had a conversation with a murderer less than 24 hours before he killed someone. Wow. It’s still scary. I wonder if something I could’ve done would’ve prevented this from happening. What if I accidentally ran into him on the trail and knocked him over, spraining his ankle? Would Meredith Emerson still be alive? What if my wife decided to go hiking by herself that day? I don’t know. I just hope I never come this close to a murderer the rest of my life.

I don’t know what his motive was–maybe it’ll be determined at some point. I just feel horrible for the victim’s family. They’ve lost a daughter, sister, granddaughter, niece…for no good reason (is there ever a good reason?). If God had blessed me with future-telling abilities instead of a good memory, maybe I could’ve done something. Either way, I hope her family is able to find a way to cope with their loss.

************************************************
Irony: Another female Hiker was almost captured by GMH, this same day. She was very lucky, not to become one of his many, many victims...

Wolfscratch

Glenn Adams said...

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Hendersonville native Jennifer Pharr will attempt to break the supported female speed record for completing the Appalachian Trail, beginning June 20.

As a lifelong customer, she will rely on Diamond Brand Outdoors as her primary sponsor for the journey.

Pharr, 25, hopes to complete the hike between 60 and 80 days. The current record is 87 days, held by Jenny Jardine.

Diamond Brand will provide all the essentials — gear, footwear, socks, maps, and a plentiful supply of energy bars.

Pharr will travel north to south on the Appalachian Trail, beginning in Katahdin, Maine, right after her honeymoon.

Her husband, Brew Davis, will run support for her along the trail. The couple were married June 8 in Charlottesville, Va.

Pharr is attempting the feat in honor of Meredith Emerson, who was murdered on Blood Mountain by serial killer Gary Michael Hilton earlier this year. Hilton is also the prime suspect in the murder of John and Irene Bryant, a retired couple from Horse Shoe who were avid hikers.

In 25 years, Pharr has amassed an impressive athletic resume, having played Division I tennis at Samford University and having successfully completed both road marathons and ultra-trail marathons.

She began hiking in 2005 and since then has covered over 6,000 miles of U.S. National Scenic Trail. She has successfully completed hikes on six continents. This fall after she completes her journey, she plans on starting a hiking business in Asheville.

Now that's commitment, as well as inspirational!! May she rest in peace....

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Glenn Adams said...

On 06/20/08, Jennifer Pharr, is attempting a new AT thru hike record dedicated to the memory of: “MEREDITH HOPE EMERSON.”
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How do you think the other AT travelers/hikers might feel about your run?
Some will think I am traveling too fast, others will think it is an awesome test of endurance. Most everyone will be in awe that I married a man amazing enough to give up his summer and help me reach an outlandish but personally significant goal.

But if I had to choose what people were left with from my hike, then I hope folks would remember a beautiful 24-year-old woman named Meredith Emerson. A hiker who like themselves went into the woods for enjoyment and restoration yet was met by an unfortunate and heart-wrenching fate.

I want them to realize that my hike - like their own - is a way to reclaim the woods, to enjoy the natural environment and look out for those we come in contact with, and to resist evil and endorse good.

I hate that so many people I know are now scared to go into the woods on their own. I hope that despite the pace and duration, my hike and everyone’s hike this summer, would be a way to reclaim the woods as a safe environment.

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Glenn Adams said...

Fundraiser honors life of slain hiker Meredith Emerson



Chris Hendley talks about paying tribute to Meredith Emerson.



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By Debbie Gilbert
dgilbert@gainesvilletimes.com
Posted: June 17, 2008 1:02 a.m.
POSTED June 17, 2008 1:02 a.m.



Meredith Emerson would have turned 25 this Friday. But instead of celebrating, her family and friends can only reflect on her absence from their lives.

Emerson, a Buford resident and University of Georgia graduate, disappeared on New Year’s Day while hiking near Blood Mountain in the Chattahoochee National Forest. It soon became clear that Emerson, a Colorado native and experienced hiker, had not gotten lost; she was the victim of a heinous crime.
A week later, Gary Michael Hilton, 61, was charged with Emerson’s kidnapping and murder. At the end of January, he pleaded guilty and was sentenced to life in prison.

But that wasn’t the end of the story. Hilton was transferred last week to Florida, where he faces charges of murdering Cheryl Dunlap, 46, in the Apalachicola National Forest in December.

Hilton is also a suspect in the murders of an elderly man and woman who disappeared while hiking in western North Carolina in October.

Emerson’s friends agree that Hilton’s arrest was the one good thing to come out of her ordeal.

"I think Meredith would be proud of the fact that she stopped a serial killer," said Chris Hendley, director of arena booking at the Gwinnett Center, where Emerson once worked.

Hendley is also president of Right to Hike Inc., a nonprofit organization formed in honor of Emerson’s memory. The group is holding its first fundraiser June 25.

"We wanted to do something around Meredith’s birthday, which is June 20," said Julia Karrenbauer, vice president of Right to Hike.

The June 25 fundraiser will link up with Applebee’s restaurants’ Dining to Donate program. On that day, all 40 Applebee’s locations in metro Atlanta, including the one in Gainesville, will allow diners to give 15 percent of their bill to Right to Hike.

To participate, go to www.righttohikeinc.com and print out an invitation, which you’ll give to your server at Applebee’s when you order your meal.

"Dining to Donate is one of our major community projects," said Angela D’Amario, spokeswoman for Applebee’s in metro Atlanta. "It’s open to any nonprofit."

The project is very personal to Karrenbauer, who is Emerson’s former roommate. They met at UGA four years ago and were sharing a townhouse in Buford on the day that Emerson disappeared.

"I never spent another night there. I stayed with friends for a while until I found another place," said Karrenbauer, who now lives in Lilburn.

She said the group has a founding membership of about 20 people.

"Some were friends of Meredith. Others never met her," she said.

They decided to call it "Right to Hike" because after Emerson’s death, many people wondered whether it was safe for a young woman to be hiking alone.

"Meredith had a right to be there, whether she was by herself or not," said Karrenbauer. "Our mission is to prevent people from being afraid."

Hendley said the inspiration for the group came from a memorial service that was held in Blairsville shortly after Emerson’s death.

"We learned that there is pure evil in this world, but there’s also some really good people in this world," he said.

When friends decided to form a nonprofit to contribute to some of Emerson’s interests, it was difficult to narrow down all the possibilities.

"Meredith was so multifaceted, so smart, so passionate about the things she cared about," said Hendley. "She didn’t do anything halfway."

They finally decided to focus on three initiatives: buying GPS units that could be used to locate hikers; offering microchip identification for dogs; and donating to the Meredith Hope Emerson Memorial Award for Study Abroad at UGA.

Hendley said he hopes GPS units could be made available for hikers to rent at places such as ranger stations. If the hiker is in trouble, the unit could transmit a distress signal and pinpoint their exact location. This is important, he said, because cellphone reception is almost nonexistent in wilderness areas.

The inspiration for microchipping came from Emerson’s Labrador mix, Ella, who provided a key piece of evidence in the criminal investigation.

On Jan. 4, Ella was found wandering in a Kroger parking lot in Cumming, not far from a trash bin where Hilton had tried to dispose of some blood-stained items from his van. Investigators took Ella to a veterinarian, who scanned the dog for a microchip and confirmed that she belonged to Emerson.

It turned out that Hilton had killed Emerson that same day in the Dawson Forest Wildlife Management Area after driving her around in his van for three days.

"(Microchipping) helped catch Meredith’s murderer," said Hendley.

As for the UGA fund, it will award a stipend to a student each year to study in a French-speaking country. Emerson, who graduated with honors in 2005, majored in French and spent time studying in France.

Karrenbauer said Right to Hike is contemplating additional fundraisers later this year. They’d like to put on a concert, if the logistics work out. And they’d like to organize a 5K race called "Ella’s Run."

Hendley said he hopes people will use next week’s event as a time to think about how Emerson lived, not how she died.

"We want to celebrate her life. She had so much energy," he said. "Her smile would light up a room."

Glenn Adams said...

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nancyimperiale said...

Glenn, you are an awesome neighbor. Thank you for all the wonderful and difficult work you've done to help victims achieve justice.

wolfscratch said...

Thanx Nimperiale...

Snipet from The Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi:

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace,
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
where there is sadness, joy;



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