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Appalachian Trail Shelter in NJ Temporarily Closed After Bear Tried to Enter Tent

Appalachian Trail Shelter in NJ Temporarily Closed After Bear Tried to Enter Tent

    The Brink Road Shelter at northbound mile 1321.8 on the Appalachian Trail (in New Jersey's Stokes State Forest) is temporarily closed after a black bear reportedly tried to...

May 21, 2022 : Kelly Floro
AT Closed in Northern New Hampshire Due to Brush Fire

AT Closed in Northern New Hampshire Due to Brush Fire

A 2.6-mile stretch of the Appalachian Trail in northern New Hampshire is closed due to a brush fire in New Hampshire's White Mountain National Forest. The roughly 45-acre Centennial Fire...

May 14, 2022 : Kelly Floro
Hiker Found Dead on Springer Mountain Identified

Hiker Found Dead on Springer Mountain Identified

A man who was found dead on Georgia's Springer Mountain in late January has finally been identified, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) announced on Monday. The remains were identified...

Apr 19, 2022 : Kelly Floro
Authorities Seek Help Identifying Body Found on Springer Mountain

Authorities Seek Help Identifying Body Found on Springer Mountain

Authorities from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) are asking the public for help identifying a male hiker who was found deceased on Springer Mountain on January 21st, 2022. The...

Apr 2, 2022 : Kelly Floro
Plans for Luxury Accommodations on Mt. Washington Stir Controversy

Plans for Luxury Accommodations on Mt. Washington Stir Controversy

Wayne Presby, owner of the Mount Washington Cog Railway, announced plans to establish "Lizzie's Station," 18 railway cars that would provide "upscale" accommodations and a restaurant near the Mt.

Mar 31, 2022 : Penina Satlow
Community Mourns Loss of Iconic AT Trail Angel Rob Bird

Community Mourns Loss of Iconic AT Trail Angel Rob Bird

Rob Bird, a well-known Tennessee- and Massachusetts-based AT trail angel, passed away in his home on Monday, February 28th after a short battle with brain cancer. He is survived by...

Mar 11, 2022 : Penina Satlow
Round Hill Appalachian Trail Festival to Return This Summer

Round Hill Appalachian Trail Festival to Return This Summer

The Round Hill Appalachian Trail Festival will take place on June 11, 2022 at B Chord Brewing. The Round Hill Appalachian Trail Festival toasts the beauty of the Trail with...

Mar 9, 2022 : Alexa Dunn
Matthew “Odie” Norman to Retire from Hiker Yearbook Project

Matthew “Odie” Norman to Retire from Hiker Yearbook Project

Matthew "Odie" Norman, creator of the iconic Hiker Yearbook, will be retiring from the Hiker Yearbook Project this year and passing the torch to the AT Museum. He plans to...

Mar 7, 2022 : Penina Satlow
3 Permits Revoked in 2 Weeks in Latest Blow to Mountain Valley Pipeline

3 Permits Revoked in 2 Weeks in Latest Blow to Mountain Valley Pipeline

A crucial U.S Fish and Wildlife permit needed to complete construction of the Mountain Vally Pipeline (MVP) has been invalidated by the U.S Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit...

Feb 10, 2022 : Penina Satlow
Appalachian Trail Hiker Rescued in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Appalachian Trail Hiker Rescued in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

A Tennessee National Guard medical flight crew – along with the National Park Service – coordinated a search and rescue effort on Tuesday, January 18th in response to reports of...

Jan 21, 2022 : Colleen Goldhorn