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Authorities Need Help Identifying a Hiker Who May Have Hiked the AT

Authorities Need Help Identifying a Hiker Who May Have Hiked the AT

Authorities are looking for information on the identity of a hiker found dead in his tent on the Florida Trail in Big Cypress National Preserve. While the hiker had no...

Aug 12, 2018 : Becky Booroojian
Learn About the Rivalry that Built the Appalachian Trail

Learn About the Rivalry that Built the Appalachian Trail

Curious how the Appalachian Trail came into existence many years ago? Come join the Kennebec Historical Society in their presentation of “Blazing Ahead: Rivalry That Built the Appalachian Trail"

Aug 9, 2018 : Andrea Davis
Federal Agency Temporarily Halts Mountain Valley Pipeline

Federal Agency Temporarily Halts Mountain Valley Pipeline

On Friday, a federal agency decided to stop construction of the Mountain Valley Pipeline. The project has run into many challenges, such as erosion, since it began its path through...

Aug 6, 2018 : Andrea Davis
AT Museum Celebrating 70 Years of Thru-Hiking on the Appalachian Trail

AT Museum Celebrating 70 Years of Thru-Hiking on the Appalachian Trail

The Appalachian Trail Museum invites all friends of the Appalachian Trail to a celebration of "70 Years Of Thru-Hiking On The Appalachian Trail" on Aug. 26. The entire event is...

Aug 5, 2018 : Andrea Davis
Federal Appeals Court Strikes Against Mountain Valley Pipeline

Federal Appeals Court Strikes Against Mountain Valley Pipeline

In a breakthrough for environmentalists on Friday, a federal appeals court struck down two major decisions that would have allowed a natural gas pipeline to slice through Jefferson National Forest

Jul 27, 2018 : Andrea Davis
Q&A With Harvey Lewis: The Most Recent Runner to Attempt the Appalachian Trail FKT

Q&A With Harvey Lewis: The Most Recent Runner to Attempt the Appalachian Trail FKT

On July 18, Harvey Lewis finished his FKT attempt on the Appalachian Trail. His 49-day, 15-hour hike is the eighth fastest all time. Harvey started his supported attempt on May...

Jul 23, 2018 : Becky Booroojian
Volunteers Repair Fire-Damaged Section of CDT

Volunteers Repair Fire-Damaged Section of CDT

The section of the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail (CDT) that was destroyed in the 2017 Alice Creek fire was recently repaired by several generous volunteers. The Alice Creek fire tore

Jul 20, 2018 : Andrea Davis
PCT Trail Closure Reduced near Northern Terminus

PCT Trail Closure Reduced near Northern Terminus

The Pacific Crest Trail fire closure near the Northern Terminus has been reduced to 17.5 miles, from near the Slate Peak Lookout (mile 2,623.6) to near Woody Pass (mile 2,641)...

Jul 19, 2018 : The Editors
[Updated] Man Dies After 100-Foot Fall from McAfee Knob Summit

[Updated] Man Dies After 100-Foot Fall from McAfee Knob Summit

Greg Marr Sr., 67, of Florida, died a week after falling 100 feet from McAfee Knob on the Appalachian Trail, the Roanoke Times reported on its website Thursday night. Marr,...

Jul 19, 2018 : Andrea Davis
The City of Mount Shasta Becomes PCT’s First Designated Trail Town

The City of Mount Shasta Becomes PCT’s First Designated Trail Town

The Pacific Crest Trail Association and the city of Mount Shasta are throwing a big ol' party. The two announced their inaugural Trail Town Celebration to be held Saturday, July...

Jul 18, 2018 : Becky Booroojian