Battling depression with wilderness hike

August 17, 2006|By JOE BURRIS | JOE BURRIS,SUN REPORTER

Beth Alt's husband, Jeff, was right: Hiking in California's Sierra Nevada mountain range was just what she needed while grieving the suicide death of her brother Mike. With each glance, the Cincinnati resident grew more immersed with everything the trail had to offer: The tall pines that stretched to the sky, the still lakes reflecting jutted, snow-frosted mountains, the black bear lurking toward her.

The black bear lurking toward her?

If you go Beth and Jeff Alt will be at the REI in Timonium, 63 W. Aylesbury Road, at 7 tonight to talk about his book.

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