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[Updated] Man Found Dead at Baxter Peak in Third Katahdin SAR Incident This Week

[Updated] Man Found Dead at Baxter Peak in Third Katahdin SAR Incident This Week

10/13/2020 update: The hiker deceased hiker found at Baxter Peak has now been identified as Nathan Leigh Bell of Walkersville, MD. A man was found dead at the summit of...

Oct 9, 2020 : Kelly Floro
ATC Releases Updated Trail Use Guidance, Asks Thru-Hikers To Continue Postponing Hikes

ATC Releases Updated Trail Use Guidance, Asks Thru-Hikers To Continue Postponing Hikes

May 20, 2020; 2:30 p.m. MST: The Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) has released updated guidelines for Appalachian Trail users, including day hikers, overnight hikers, and prospective 2020

May 20, 2020 : Maggie Slepian
ATC Updates Planning for Return to Appalachian Trail, Reminds Hikers to Stay Home

ATC Updates Planning for Return to Appalachian Trail, Reminds Hikers to Stay Home

The Appalachian Trail Conservancy issued an update on its work to provide a safe return for hikers to the Appalachian Trail, while reminding them they should stay off the trail...

May 11, 2020 : Hugh Owen
ATC Requests Appalachian Trail Closed Until 4/30

ATC Requests Appalachian Trail Closed Until 4/30

The Appalachian Trail Conservancy and 29 of the 31 AT maintaining clubs in early April asked the federal government to close the entire Appalachian Trail until April 30 because of...

Apr 28, 2020 : Maggie Slepian
How to Support Small Businesses on the AT, PCT, and CDT

How to Support Small Businesses on the AT, PCT, and CDT

Here at The Trek, we've been working on finding a way to support our small-town communities and businesses that depend on the annual influx of hikers. Below we've linked several...

Apr 22, 2020 : Sydney Brehm
AT Thru-Hikers Who Left the Trail Can Take 12 Months to Have ATC Certify Hike

AT Thru-Hikers Who Left the Trail Can Take 12 Months to Have ATC Certify Hike

The Appalachian Trail Conservancy announced Tuesday, March 31, that it would recognize all thru-hikers who left the trail because of COVID-19 to be recognized as a thru-hiker and 2,000-miler if...

Mar 31, 2020 : Hugh Owen
Trail-Related Closures, Reopenings Due to COVID-19

Trail-Related Closures, Reopenings Due to COVID-19

(Updated 7 a.m.. MT, May 28) The Trek is committed to providing the latest news on trail-related closures, postponements, and cancellations due to the COVID-19 outbreak. If you know of...

Mar 18, 2020 : Clay Bonnyman Evans
Coronavirus on the AT: Crowded Shelters and Precautions; ATC Says Stay Home

Coronavirus on the AT: Crowded Shelters and Precautions; ATC Says Stay Home

(Updated 9 a.m. MT, March 22) The thru-hiking season is in full bloom on the Appalachian Trail, and as hikers trek north from Georgia to Katahdin the world around them...

Mar 17, 2020 : Hugh Owen
Hiking in the Age of Coronavirus: What to Consider

Hiking in the Age of Coronavirus: What to Consider

(Updated 2:41 p.m. ET, March 19) On March 11, Barney and Sandy Mann—aka Scout and Frodo—sent an email notifying hikers who had signed up for their hostel and shuttling service...

Mar 13, 2020 : Clay Bonnyman Evans
70 Acres Burn Atop Mount Tammany, South of AT in Delaware Water Gap

70 Acres Burn Atop Mount Tammany, South of AT in Delaware Water Gap

Some 36 hours ago, the National Park Service in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area (DWG) released an alert that a 70-acre wildfire was ablaze on the New Jersey...

Feb 24, 2020 : Andrew Murphy