UPDATE: Hiker Who Died on Appalachian Trail in Maine Identified
A New Jersey man has died after apparently suffering a stroke on the Appalachian Trail.Authorities were told Thursday afternoon that Robert Yerike, 69, was sick on the trail. Wardens say he was in one of the most difficult stretches, an area known as the 100 Mile Wilderness. It goes from Monson to Baxter State Park. Rescue workers got Yerike out but he later died at a hospital.We’re told Yerike started hiking the trail in Georgia in March and planned on finishing this weekend.