He did send a packet with more brochures of the many museums so hopefully he's taking time out to enjoy them while he can and eating in town. Lots of cool and interesting things from Harper's Ferry and the AT Conservancy, such as someone who will make t-shirts for AT thru-hikers, a guy asking for video footage to put a film together, a free lunch if hikers will come and tell their tail in Pine Furnace, PA today (I hope he did this but he may be past Pine Furnace, coupons for 10% and 20 % for hikers at local restaurants, Ron to Go and Sasquatch's business cards and some gorgeous postcards and interesting museum brochures. Sounds like a great town!
On a different but important note, Parkside's mother posted a video about how to save oneself form drowning when hit by cramps. It has now been determined that this is what happened to Parkside. I urge everyone who swims outside, especially after exercise, or extended effort when potassium may be depleted. I learned in the SCA that once potassium is depleted in the body from sweating and exertion, all your blood flow is sent to the vital organs leading to cramps and even collapse as your limbs have no strength anymore. This video shows you the best thing to do to stay safe. It's not what you may think. Better to know now, than wonder when in the water you cramp, and panic.