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Travis Kauffman, Trail Runner Who Killed Mountain Lion with Bare Hands, Details Attack

Travis Kauffman, Trail Runner Who Killed Mountain Lion with Bare Hands, Details Attack

Travis Kauffman spoke publicly for the first time since his life-and-death encounter with a mountain lion in Colorado, describing in vivid detail how he wrestled with the cat before killing

Feb 14, 2019 : Maggie Slepian
US Senate Renews Land and Water Conservation Fund

US Senate Renews Land and Water Conservation Fund

The US Senate passed a broad public lands conservation bill on Tuesday that includes permanent authorization of the Land and Water Conservation Fund and designation of more than one million...

Feb 12, 2019 : Hugh Owen
Colorado Trail Runner Kills Mountain Lion in Self-Defense

Colorado Trail Runner Kills Mountain Lion in Self-Defense

A trail runner killed a mountain lion that attacked him in Colorado, escaping the frightening encounter on Monday, Feb. 4, with bites to the face and wrist.  The jogger, whose identity...

Feb 5, 2019 : Zach
Meth, Not Bear, Killed Man in Smokies

Meth, Not Bear, Killed Man in Smokies

A man found dead in Great Smoky Mountains National Park in September died of an accidental meth overdose before being partially eaten by a bear, which was later euthanized, an...

Feb 5, 2019 : Hugh Owen
Smokies, Shenandoah Reopen as Government Shutdown Ends

Smokies, Shenandoah Reopen as Government Shutdown Ends

Great Smoky Mountains and Shenandoah National Parks---key waypoints on the Appalachian Trail---fully reopened Saturday, Jan. 26, as the partial federal government shutdown ended. cut and graffiti

Jan 27, 2019 : Hugh Owen
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
Joshua Tree Park Battered by Damage During Shutdown

Joshua Tree Park Battered by Damage During Shutdown

Joshua trees cut down. Graffiti painted on rocks. Those images and more circulated like wildfire on social media as people expressed outrage over the damage in California's National Parks

Jan 11, 2019 : Hugh Owen
Five Environmental Battles Worth Waging in 2019

Five Environmental Battles Worth Waging in 2019

A new year. A new beginning for some. The same old battle for others. And so it is with the environment, as perennial battles continue for the year ahead. Here...

Dec 28, 2018 : Hugh Owen
The Government Has Shut Down: Here’s What it Means for the Appalachian Trail

The Government Has Shut Down: Here’s What it Means for the Appalachian Trail

What does a government shutdown mean for the Appalachian Trail? Like other recent closures, this is considered a “soft” closure, which means the Appalachian Trail will be “closed but accessible”

Dec 21, 2018 : The Editors