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In Memoriam- Bill Isham

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Fellow hiker Bill Isham passed away on Wednesday, November 13, 2019. He was 72 years old. I first met Bill in 1995 when we both signed up for the AOL ATC Backpacker Tag Team Relay Hike of the AT. Bill was an original member of The Rag Tag Rangers Outdoor Group. Between 1995 and 2010 we hiked and backpacked many miles.

Bill was a free spirit. He said and did what he wanted and did a lot of outdoor adventures. Bill was funny, a great conversationalist and would give you the shirt off his back. I asked him about some glove liners that he was wearing on a backpacking trip once. He said that he bought them by the dozen and gave me a pair. Another time I said that I was having a tough time finding a small coffee pot for backpacking. So he just gave me the one that he was using.

When doing a tough backpacking trip Bill would, on more than one occasion, find a ride or some other method of getting to the end of the trail before the rest of us. I did not see Bill again after 2010. I wish that I had now. You will be missed, my friend.

Bill Isham on the summit of Seneca Rocks, WV

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