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[Updated] Man Falls 100 Feet from McAfee Knob Summit

[Updated] Man Falls 100 Feet from McAfee Knob Summit

A hiker was flown to the hospital after falling 100 feet from McAfee Knob in Roanoke County on Wednesday afternoon. According to Roanoke County Fire and Rescue, crews were called to...

Jul 19, 2018 : Andrea Davis
Golden Rules for Thru-Hikers: There’s More Than LNT

Golden Rules for Thru-Hikers: There’s More Than LNT

I want to preface this by saying there are so many amazing thru-hikers. Most of whom would do anything to help you, always have a positive word to say, and...

Jul 16, 2018 : Eiryn Reynolds
How to Section Hike Virginia: Damascus to Pearisburg

How to Section Hike Virginia: Damascus to Pearisburg

Section Hiking the Appalachian Trail in Virginia: The Southern Section At-a-Glance Distance: 166 miles Terrain type: A mixture of high mountain balds, woodlands, ridge walking, and

Jul 13, 2018 : Ken Nail
This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #Appalachiantrail

This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #Appalachiantrail

Welcome to our weekly roundup of the most spectacularly beautiful, hilariously entertaining, and all-around best photos taken on the Appalachian Trail this past week. This week featured photos

Jul 12, 2018 : Becky Booroojian
Backpacker Radio Episode 15: Jennifer Pharr Davis, The Best Thru-Hiking Backpacks, and Clothes on the PCT

Backpacker Radio Episode 15: Jennifer Pharr Davis, The Best Thru-Hiking Backpacks, and Clothes on the PCT

In today's edition of Backpacker Radio, Badger and Chaunce are joined by trail legend, the former supported Appalachian Trail FKT record holder, author, and National Geographic Adventurer of

Jul 11, 2018 : Zach
[UPDATED] Man’s Death on AT In Maryland Ruled an Accident

[UPDATED] Man’s Death on AT In Maryland Ruled an Accident

The death of a man whose body was was found July 9 below Black Rock overlook on the Appalachian Trail in Maryland has been ruled an accident. Michael Joseph Mack,...

Jul 10, 2018 : The Editors
Ultrarunner Harvey Lewis Attempting to Set New Appalachian Trail FKT

Ultrarunner Harvey Lewis Attempting to Set New Appalachian Trail FKT

Something about the Appalachian Trail sure does bring out the best in ultrarunning’s elite, and Harvey Lewis is no exception. The high school teacher and Badwater champ is looking to...

Jul 6, 2018 : Becky Booroojian
July Is Appalachian Trail Magic Month in NJ and NY

July Is Appalachian Trail Magic Month in NJ and NY

The states of New York And New Jersey are officially claiming the month of July as "Appalachian Trail Magic Month." The Trail Conference warmly welcomes the Appalachian Trail thru-hiker Class...

Jul 6, 2018 : Andrea Davis
9 Thru-Hiking Photographers You Need to Be Following In 2018

9 Thru-Hiking Photographers You Need to Be Following In 2018

It's no secret that being a successful thru-hiker requires a tremendous amount of patience. It calls for adeptness and a whole lot of willpower. What's even more supernatural? Killing the...

Jul 5, 2018 : Andrea Davis
Construction Temporarily Stops on Mountain Valley Pipeline in Virginia

Construction Temporarily Stops on Mountain Valley Pipeline in Virginia

After a consultation with the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, the Mountain Valley Pipeline has temporarily shut down construction in Southwest Virginia. Heavy rains in Virginia at the

Jul 2, 2018 : Becky Booroojian