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19-Year-Old Hiker Found Deceased on Mt. Lafayette

19-Year-Old Hiker Found Deceased on Mt. Lafayette

Emily Sotelo, 19, of Westford, MA, was found deceased on the northwest side of Mount Lafayette in Franconia, NH at approximately 11 a.m. on Wednesday, November 23rd, 2022. According to...

Nov 24, 2022 : Rachel Shoemaker
Smokies AT Thru-Hiker Permits to Double in Price in 2023

Smokies AT Thru-Hiker Permits to Double in Price in 2023

Beginning March 1, 2023, thru hiker permits in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park will be doubling from $20 to $40. This decision comes in conjunction with GSMNP’s new Park...

Nov 21, 2022 : Anna McKinney
Human Skeletal Remains Found Near Appalachian Trail

Human Skeletal Remains Found Near Appalachian Trail

Hunters discovered human skeletal remains near the AT in Moore Township, PA on Monday evening, according to Lehigh Valley Live. The site where the remains were found is located along...

Nov 16, 2022 : Rachel Shoemaker
They Got Married!

They Got Married!

After a year of dating, and a lifetime of waiting, Matthew Odie Norman, author of the Hiker Yearbook series, and hiker Julia Roberts became husband and wife

Nov 7, 2022 : Bloodhound
AT Thru-Hiker Drowns in Connecticut River New Hampshire

AT Thru-Hiker Drowns in Connecticut River New Hampshire

Authorities recovered the body of a drowning victim from the Connecticut River near Hanover, NH on Friday. The victim has been identified as Joey Harvey, 45, of Prentiss, Mississippi. Harvey...

Sep 11, 2022 : Kelly Floro
Man Arrested Standing Naked on Roof of AMC White Mountains Hut

Man Arrested Standing Naked on Roof of AMC White Mountains Hut

On Saturday August 20th, a man was arrested standing naked and "highly agitated" on the roof of Zealand Falls Hut according to NBC Boston. It took more than an hour...

Aug 25, 2022 : Penina Crocker
Lyme Disease Vaccine Enters Phase 3 Trials

Lyme Disease Vaccine Enters Phase 3 Trials

A new vaccine against Lyme disease developed by Pfizer and French drugmaker Valeneva has entered phase 3 trials. The randomized controlled study has enrolled 6,000 volunteers ages 5 and over....

Aug 15, 2022 : Penina Crocker
Standing Bear Trio Recalls Rescue of Family Dog Mauled by Bear on AT

Standing Bear Trio Recalls Rescue of Family Dog Mauled by Bear on AT

Earlier this year, two people and two dogs went out for a harmless little hike on the Appalachian Trail; a hike that would turn into a scene of horror, and...

Aug 12, 2022 : Bloodhound
Hiker Dies After Being Found Unresponsive on Mt. Washington

Hiker Dies After Being Found Unresponsive on Mt. Washington

A man is dead after being found unresponsive on Mt. Washington's Jewell Trail at 1:15 pm on Saturday, July 30. The hikers who found him called 911 and immediately began...

Aug 4, 2022 : Penina Crocker
AT Hiker Found Dead in Tent Near Damascus, VA

AT Hiker Found Dead in Tent Near Damascus, VA

Authorities confirmed that the body of an Appalachian Trail hiker was found on the AT in Washington County, Virginia, early Sunday morning. WCSO said deputies found the hiker, who has...

Jul 19, 2022 : Kelly Floro