Tina Mullen

East coast-based writer and backpacker trying not to get lost in the woods.

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As Trail Days Moves Forward, Hikers Wonder About Safety

As Trail Days Moves Forward, Hikers Wonder About Safety

The town of Damascus, Virginia is tentatively moving forward with plans to host its annual Trail Days festival this summer, despite the Appalachian

Feb 17, 2021 : Tina Mullen
Brood X Cicadas to Emerge on Appalachian Trail After 17 Years

Brood X Cicadas to Emerge on Appalachian Trail After 17 Years

This May, billions of periodical cicadas will emerge from the soil in the eastern United States after 17 years underground, including in Appalachian

Feb 15, 2021 : Tina Mullen
Who Was “Mostly Harmless”? Identity of Deceased Hiker Uncovered

Who Was “Mostly Harmless”? Identity of Deceased Hiker Uncovered

After years of investigation by authorities and amateur online sleuths, the identity of the deceased Appalachian Trail hiker known by the trail name

Jan 28, 2021 : Tina Mullen
The Future of Public Lands Under a Biden Administration

The Future of Public Lands Under a Biden Administration

Public and sacred lands in the United States have seen historic assaults under the Trump administration. From the shrinking of Bears Ears and Grand

Jan 19, 2021 : Tina Mullen
Escape From New York on the Empire State Trail

Escape From New York on the Empire State Trail

City-dwellers know that it always takes a little extra effort to commune with nature, but the problem has become more acute during the pandemic. In

Jan 13, 2021 : Tina Mullen
Yellow Finch Tree Sitters Continue to Defy Mountain Valley Pipeline

Yellow Finch Tree Sitters Continue to Defy Mountain Valley Pipeline

Sitting high in the trees in Montgomery County, Virginia, the tree sitters off Yellow Finch Lane are in their 853rd day of blockading construction of

Jan 4, 2021 : Tina Mullen
Senate Considers Bill Ending Ban on Mountain Bikes in Wilderness Areas

Senate Considers Bill Ending Ban on Mountain Bikes in Wilderness Areas

In the latest bid to lift the ban on mountain bikes in federally designated wilderness areas, the U.S. Senate is considering a bill to amend the

Dec 21, 2020 : Tina Mullen