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Fifth Annual Appalachian Trail Flip-Flop Festival Scheduled for April 27-28

Fifth Annual Appalachian Trail Flip-Flop Festival Scheduled for April 27-28

Flip Flop Festival will once again see Appalachian Trail thru-hiker hopefuls off as they begin their hike across the Appalachian Mountains. The festival will be held Saturday, April 27 and Sunday,

Mar 21, 2019 : Alexandria Cremer
Don’t Forget to Register Your 2019 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hike

Don’t Forget to Register Your 2019 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hike

Attention all aspiring 2019 thru-hikers—don't forget to register your thru-hike on the Appalachian Trail Conservancy's (ATC's) form, including start date and location. Register Here Registration is

Jan 17, 2019 : The Editors
Great Smoky Mountains National Park Reopening Limited Services

Great Smoky Mountains National Park Reopening Limited Services

Great Smoky Mountains National Park reopened some campgrounds and restrooms in the park that had been closed since the partial federal government shutdown began in December. The National Park

Jan 16, 2019 : Hugh Owen
Court Quotes Lorax in Rejecting Pipeline that Would Cross AT in Virginia

Court Quotes Lorax in Rejecting Pipeline that Would Cross AT in Virginia

A federal court has rejected permits for a natural gas pipeline that would cross two national forests and the Appalachian Trail in Virginia, saying that the US Forest Service bowed...

Dec 15, 2018 : The Editors
Pisgah-Nantahala National Forest Set to Release Management Plan

Pisgah-Nantahala National Forest Set to Release Management Plan

Pisgah-Nantahala National Forest is preparing to release an updated management plan in the fall of 2018. This plan would affect the 1.1 million acre Pisgah-Nantahala National Forest in North

Oct 6, 2018 : Krista Diamond
Missing Hiker’s Body Found in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Missing Hiker’s Body Found in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

The body of Mitzie Susan Clements was discovered Tuesday, Oct. 2, in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, two miles from Clingmans Dome and less than one mile from the Appalachian...

Oct 3, 2018 : The Editors
Hiker Reported Missing in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Hiker Reported Missing in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

A 53-year-old woman was reported missing near Clingmans Dome in Great Smoky Mountains National Park on Tuesday, Sept. 25. According to park service officials, Susan Clements of Cleves, Ohio, and...

Sep 28, 2018 : Krista Diamond
[Updated] Appalachian Trail Open in South, Hikers Return

[Updated] Appalachian Trail Open in South, Hikers Return

Updated 8 a.m. ET Sept. 28 Thru-hikers returning to the Appalachian Trail after it reopened in the South following Hurricane Florence reported swollen streams, mud, and blowdowns. The

Sep 12, 2018 : The Editors
Overnight Camping Reopens on AT in Mount Rogers Area

Overnight Camping Reopens on AT in Mount Rogers Area

The US Forest Service has reopened camping for parts of the Appalachian Trail and the Mount Rogers National Recreation high country after determining that there have been no recent problems...

Sep 1, 2018 : Becky Booroojian
Karel Sabbe Breaks the Appalachian Trail Supported Fastest Known Time (FKT)

Karel Sabbe Breaks the Appalachian Trail Supported Fastest Known Time (FKT)

Karel Sabbe set out to break the record for the set by Karl Meltzer in 2016.  The fastest overall time on the AT belonged to Karel Sabbe (@karelsabbe) on Aug...

Aug 29, 2018 : Andrea Davis