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Man and 2-Year-Old Son Found Dead on Maryland AT in Apparent Murder-Suicide

Man and 2-Year-Old Son Found Dead on Maryland AT in Apparent Murder-Suicide

A father and son were found dead on the Appalachian Trail near Boonsboro, MD on Friday morning in an apparent murder-suicide, according to Maryland State Police. Authorities identified the victim

Jun 11, 2021 : Kelly Floro
Portion of AT in Cherokee NF Closed to Camping Due to Bear Activity

Portion of AT in Cherokee NF Closed to Camping Due to Bear Activity

A stretch of the Appalachian Trail in northern Tennessee near the Virginia border has been closed to camping "due to multiple reports of aggressive bear activity and evidence of bears...

Jun 7, 2021 : Kelly Floro
100-Mile Wilderness Designated International Dark Sky Park

100-Mile Wilderness Designated International Dark Sky Park

The International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) recently designated the Appalachian Mountain Club’s (AMC) Maine Woods property an International Dark Sky Park. The 75,000-acre property lies within the

Jun 3, 2021 : Tina Mullen
[UPDATED] Missing AT Hiker Found Safe According to PA State Police

[UPDATED] Missing AT Hiker Found Safe According to PA State Police

Updated 5:30 AM ET 5/31/2021: Pennsylvania State Police said that John Dunnam, a hiker who had been reported missing on the AT in the Chimney Rocks area, has been found

May 30, 2021 : Kelly Floro
The Homeplace Restaurant Closes Permanently

The Homeplace Restaurant Closes Permanently

The Homeplace Restaurant, a thru-hiker favorite in Catawba, VA, is shutting down permanently after a 10-month closure amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Nothing satisfies hiker hunger like an

May 27, 2021 : Tina Mullen
1,230 Mile California Coastal Trail 70% Complete According to New Map

1,230 Mile California Coastal Trail 70% Complete According to New Map

The California Coastal Commission has released a new digital map of the California Coastal Trail (CCT), an in-progress multi-use path that will ultimately run from the Mexican border to the...

May 18, 2021 : Kelly Floro
ATC to Resume 2000-Miler Program, Says Thru-Hikes Now “Safer”

ATC to Resume 2000-Miler Program, Says Thru-Hikes Now “Safer”

The Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) announced on Tuesday that "long-distance hiking on the A.T. is now considered to be a safer activity." The Conservancy will recognize thru-hikers and

May 12, 2021 : Kelly Floro
AT Killer James Jordan Not Guilty By Reason of Insanity

AT Killer James Jordan Not Guilty By Reason of Insanity

James Jordan, the Massachusetts man who killed an Appalachian Trail thru-hiker and seriously wounded another in a May 2019 attack, has been ruled not guilty in connection with that case...

Apr 26, 2021 : Kelly Floro
Hiker Found Dead on Mt. Whitney Likely Attempting Single-Day Summit

Hiker Found Dead on Mt. Whitney Likely Attempting Single-Day Summit

Following an intensive two-day search, on Tuesday Inyo County Search and Rescue recovered the body of a deceased hiker who had been reported missing on Mt. Whitney on April 18th....

Apr 22, 2021 : Kelly Floro
Activist Locks Herself to Crane, Blocking Mountain Valley Pipeline

Activist Locks Herself to Crane, Blocking Mountain Valley Pipeline

Yesterday, construction on the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) in Newport, Virginia was slowed when an activist locked herself to construction equipment. Alice Elliot, with Appalachians Against

Apr 21, 2021 : Tina Mullen