Angela Faye Martin’s husband Brent had already left the house to scout a future hike for the guide service they run together when she got a message from a friend. Helicopters were flying the Duke Energy transmission line that goes up the Cowee range, spraying herbicide along the corridor. The friend sent pictures.

Angela Faye knew that Brent’s route would take him along a road that more or less parallels the power line, and she was worried.

“I knew he’d have his windows down, traveling with a friend during this pandemic,” she said.

What if he got misted?

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