Philly musician killed on Appalachian Trail loved hiking

March 16, 2015 4:07 PM

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Friends of a Philadelphia man killed by falling tree on the Appalachian Trail in Maryland say he was an environmental engineer and folk musician.

The National Park Service says 36-year-old Jason Parish died Sunday morning when high winds brought down a dead tree near an overnight shelter. The park service says Parish and two companions began hiking north from Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, on Friday.

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