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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 ordered a halt to construction of the Mountain Valley Pipeline. The project has run into many issues dealing with erosion since it began its path...

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 "via At 1 p.m., listen to a variety of guest speakers, including Kimberly Shaffer, grand-niece of...

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
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 Image Montana Wilderness Association and the Revamping Plans for the CDT Image Blaze the...

Jul 20, 2018 : Andrea Davis
Wildfires Continue to Close Sections of Pacific Crest Trail

Wildfires Continue to Close Sections of Pacific Crest Trail

Wildfires in California and Washington are closing sections of the Pacific Crest Trail, with smoke shrouding thru-hikers in a haze. "The smoke is getting kind of bad, ruining the views,...

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 theirAppalachian Trail Community Program. Most thru-hikers are used to seeing...

Jul 18, 2018 : Becky Booroojian
[UPDATED] Man’s Death on AT In Maryland Ruled an Accident

[UPDATED] Man’s Death on AT In Maryland Ruled an Accident

The death of a man whose body was was found July 9 below Black Rock overlook on the Appalachian Trail in Maryland has been ruled an accident. Michael Joseph Mack,...

Jul 10, 2018 : The Editors