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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
Feral Pony Ruthlessly Kicks Thru-Hiker in Balls [Watch]

Feral Pony Ruthlessly Kicks Thru-Hiker in Balls [Watch]

One of the many highlights of the Appalachian Trail is encountering the feral (commonly principles of Leave No Trace and to keep a distance from any wildlife.  There are many reasons...

May 23, 2017 : Zach
Hiking Groups Can Now Register For Campsites on the AT

Hiking Groups Can Now Register For Campsites on the AT

The Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) recently released a campsite registration system:  voluntary thru-hiker registration, AT CAMP aims to continue efforts to mitigate the effects of continued

Apr 18, 2017 : The Editors
National Park Week Free Days: April 15-16, 22-23

National Park Week Free Days: April 15-16, 22-23

Each year, the Department of the Interior waives the national park entry fees on a selection of designated days. In celebration of the 2017 National Park Week, April 15, 16, 22,...

Apr 4, 2017 : The Editors
Submit to Our Weekly Photo Contest

Submit to Our Weekly Photo Contest

Happy summe! From Springer Mountain to a post-holey hike in Wyoming, our readers are getting after it. We want to see the best photo from your weekly adventures, whether you're currently stomping

Apr 1, 2017 : The Editors