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The Future of the Continental Divide Trail: Part I

The Future of the Continental Divide Trail: Part I

This article is the first half of a two-part story about the Continental Divide Trail Association and their efforts to protect and finish building the CDT. Although there are many...

Mar 16, 2018 : Alexa "Bonsai" Shapiro
2018 Thru-Hikers: Apply to Be a Trail Correspondent for Backpacker Radio!

2018 Thru-Hikers: Apply to Be a Trail Correspondent for Backpacker Radio!

"What is a Trail Correspondent?" you wonder.  I thought you'd never ask. Unlike our Vloggers, Trail Correspondents will have their audio recordings featured in front of The Trek community.  These

Feb 23, 2018 : Zach
What You Need to Know About the 2018 Appalachian Trail Kickoff

What You Need to Know About the 2018 Appalachian Trail Kickoff

Get your start photo under the Arch and sign in at the Visitors Center to register your thru-hike! Hear it from the pros The ATKO offers a prime opportunity to...

Feb 10, 2018 : Stacia Bennett
[Updated] AT Fully Reopens After Government Shutdown

[Updated] AT Fully Reopens After Government Shutdown

A shutdown of the US federal government began at midnight EST on January 20, 2018, with varying effects throughout government-managed public lands. About 700 miles of the Appalachian Trail is...

Jan 20, 2018 : The Editors
2017 Was Another Record-Breaking Year for the Appalachian Trail

2017 Was Another Record-Breaking Year for the Appalachian Trail

Here it is! The annual Keep in mind, of course, that there are three years of data left for this decade's total numbers. The numbers used for the following analysis...

Dec 4, 2017 : Emily
A Poorly Planned Pipeline Continues to Threaten the Appalachian Trail

A Poorly Planned Pipeline Continues to Threaten the Appalachian Trail

You may have seen a pro-pipeline meme floating around the Internet that shows a map of the United States, crisscrossed with blue and red lines that depict the approximate 2.4...

Nov 28, 2017 : Anne Baker
PCT Hikers Rescued From Snowpocalypse

PCT Hikers Rescued From Snowpocalypse

On October 23rd, 2017 a SAR team rescued two PCT hikers from a 60-hour blizzard near Taylor's Landing in Washington. Several days prior, hiker Dylan "Flip" Zitawi stated that he...

Nov 5, 2017 : Mary Beth Skylis
2018 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hiker Registration Now Open

2018 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hiker Registration Now Open

Attention all aspiring 2018 thru-hikers—the Appalachian Trail Conservancy's (ATC's) form is now open to register your start date and location for next year's thru-hike. Register Here Registration

Oct 2, 2017 : The Editors
2018 PCT Permit Registration Opens November 1st

2018 PCT Permit Registration Opens November 1st

Planning to hike more than 500 miles on the Pacific Crest Trail in 2018? Then you'll need to register for a Long-Distance Permit page to familiarize yourself with the registration process....

Sep 25, 2017 : Amy
Joe “Stringbean” McConaughy Smashes Self-Supported (and Supported) AT Record

Joe “Stringbean” McConaughy Smashes Self-Supported (and Supported) AT Record

On August 31 2017, Joe "Stringbean" McConaughy reached Katahdin after thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail in 45 days, 12 hours, and 10 minutes. If verified (which is looking likely), this record will

Sep 1, 2017 : The Editors