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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
Hikers, Hostels, & Heroes: Spring Breakers in Trouble on Max Patch

Hikers, Hostels, & Heroes: Spring Breakers in Trouble on Max Patch

The Hikers What was supposed to be a nice outing, in a warm place, far away from the bitter clutches of the Minnesota winter, turned out to be a struggle...

Mar 22, 2017 : Bloodhound
Grim Outlook for 2017 Lyme Disease Forecast in New England

Grim Outlook for 2017 Lyme Disease Forecast in New England

According to a deer tick image Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Tips for Preventing Lyme Disease Make sure to do thorough tick checks morning and night, and after taking...

Mar 10, 2017 : The Editors
This Land is Your Land… And Yours, And Yours, And Yours

This Land is Your Land… And Yours, And Yours, And Yours

Unless you’ve been hiding under Mahoosuc Notch for the past year and a half, you might have noticed that Americans aren’t exactly getting along these days. From Facebook browsing to...

Mar 1, 2017 : Spencer
Baxter State Park Places Limits on Thru-Hiker Permits

Baxter State Park Places Limits on Thru-Hiker Permits

It was recently announced that Baxter State Park (BSP) will be limiting the number of Appalachian Trail Long-Distance Hiker Permit Cards it will issue starting in the 2017 hiking season. This...

Feb 2, 2017 : Kenny Howell
A Modern Day Threat to the AT: The Proposed Mountain Valley Pipeline

A Modern Day Threat to the AT: The Proposed Mountain Valley Pipeline

I was driving down my country road recently to go check out hiking trails just south of the Appalachian Trail near Blacksburg, Virginia and enjoy the fall colors.   On my...

Nov 18, 2016 : Sprout
Southern Fires Cause Trail Closures

Southern Fires Cause Trail Closures

A series of forest fires are spreading rapidly across the Southeastern U.S., affecting parts of the Appalachian Trail in Georgia, Tennessee and North Carolina. Currently, the Appalachian Trail

Nov 14, 2016 : Amalia Mathewson
Hiking in Record Time, Kaiha Bertollini Champions for Sexual Assault Awareness

Hiking in Record Time, Kaiha Bertollini Champions for Sexual Assault Awareness

“I didn't choose the AT, the AT found me.” Kaiha “Wild Card Ninja” Bertollini was at a crossroads in her life when the Appalachian Trail found her in January 2016....

Sep 14, 2016 : Taylor Ciambra
Karl Meltzer is Probably About to Break Scott Jurek’s Supported Appalachian Trail Speed Record

Karl Meltzer is Probably About to Break Scott Jurek’s Supported Appalachian Trail Speed Record

Karl Meltzer, accomplished ultrarunner, appears destined to upend

Sep 13, 2016 : Zach