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David Ladley Swanson, 53, of Durham, NC, who died of cardiac arrest on the Appalachian Trail near Roan Mountain on Sept. 2, had hiked the Pacific
A 28-year-old hiker from Germany died on the Pacific Crest Trail after a tree fell on him Tuesday near Trout Lake in Washington. Finn Bastian, of
Casa de Luna, a refuge for weary Pacific Crest Trail hikers for 21 years, will close in 2019 after the final southbound hikers pass through. “It
The body of an Appalachian Trail hiker was found in his tent near the trail in Maine on Monday, Aug. 5, two days after he was reported missing by his
The Green Mountain National Forest, which includes an Appalachian Trail shelter where a bear was killed after raiding hikers' food, is now requiring
The Marmot Phase 20 is made for hikers pushing into ultralight territory who don't want to sacrifice the warmth and comfort of a good night's sleep.
In the aftermath of the brutal killing on the Appalachian Trail in May, the Appalachian Trail Conservancy has spelled out clearly steps that hikers
At a time when trail runners have supplanted stiff hiking boots, when zero-drop shoes have become the go-to footwear of long-distance hikers, how do
The Hunt/Appalachian Trail on Mount Katahdin, the Northern Terminus of the AT, will open Saturday, June 15, enabling SOBO hikers to begin their
By all accounts, Ronald "Stronghold" Sanchez Jr. was where he wanted to be: Hiking the Appalachian Trail and trying to put years of post-Iraq War