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Apparent Suicide at Pictured Rocks NL

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Date: October 31, 2006
Contact: Larry Hach, 906-387-2607, x203
Contact: Michigan State Police, 906-387-4551

(Munising, Michigan) On the evening of Saturday, October 28, Michigan State Police received a report from two hikers that had discovered a body while hiking in the Trappers Lake backcountry area of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. National Park Service rangers were notified and a joint investigation began.

Michigan State Police troopers and National Park Service rangers hiked into the remote site near Trappers Lake where they found a make-shift camp set up approximately 100 yards off the trail. The body of Daniel Lee Guyer, a 42 year old male from Olivet, Michigan, was found near the camp, a victim of an apparent suicide. The death remains under investigation.

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Bear claw scars on the smooth bark of an American beech tree.

Bear claw marks can be seen on the trunks of American beech trees because the bark is so smooth. Bears climb trees for safety and to eat beech nuts. The non-native beech bark disease is sweeping through Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, killing many beech trees. Trees scarred with bear claw marks will be harder to find. More...