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Natural Resources Committee Passes Deal to Permanently Reauthorize Land and Water Conservation Fund

Natural Resources Committee Passes Deal to Permanently Reauthorize Land and Water Conservation Fund

The US House Committee on Natural Resources announced on Thursday the passing of H.R. 502, a deal to permanently reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF).  This is an...

Sep 13, 2018 : Zach
Oregon Hiker Killed in Suspected Cougar Attack

Oregon Hiker Killed in Suspected Cougar Attack

Diana Bober, 55, was reported missing since Aug. 29 and her body was recovered on Sept. 10. After a medical examination, it is likely that her injuries were from a...

Sep 13, 2018 : Andrea Davis
[Updated] Appalachian Trail Reopens in South as Storm Passes

[Updated] Appalachian Trail Reopens in South as Storm Passes

Updated 10 a.m. ET Sept. 19 The Appalachian Trail reopened in the South after the remnants of Hurricane Florence passed through the Southern Appalachians, lashing them with heavy rain that

Sep 12, 2018 : The Editors
Appalachian Trail Photo Exhibit Comes to D.C.

Appalachian Trail Photo Exhibit Comes to D.C.

A photo exhibit titled United By the Appalachian Trail, curated by the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, is coming to the Russell Senate Office Building in Washington D.C. 17 photographs from various

Sep 12, 2018 : Becky Booroojian
17 Miles of the AT Temporarily Closed to Overnight Camping in Virginia Due to Bear Activity

17 Miles of the AT Temporarily Closed to Overnight Camping in Virginia Due to Bear Activity

Due to increased bear activity, 17 miles of the AT are closed to overnight camping in Mount Rogers National Recreation Area and Grayson Highlands State Park in Southern Virginia. The...

Sep 1, 2018 : Becky Booroojian
Seattle-Area Hiker Missing Since Aug. 1: Authorities Suspend Search

Seattle-Area Hiker Missing Since Aug. 1: Authorities Suspend Search

Authorities have suspended a three-week search for Sam Sayers, 28, a Seattle-area hiker reported missing Aug. 2 after going for a solo day hike in the Vesper Peak area of...

Aug 29, 2018 : Andrea Davis
Karel Sabbe Breaks the Appalachian Trail Supported Fastest Known Time (FKT)

Karel Sabbe Breaks the Appalachian Trail Supported Fastest Known Time (FKT)

Karel Sabbe set out to break the record for the set by Karl Meltzer in 2016.  The fastest overall time on the AT belonged to Karel Sabbe (@karelsabbe) on Aug...

Aug 29, 2018 : Andrea Davis
AT Hikers Encouraged Not to Summit Katahdin During Labor Day Weekend to Honor Penobscot Nation Pilgrimage

AT Hikers Encouraged Not to Summit Katahdin During Labor Day Weekend to Honor Penobscot Nation Pilgrimage

Editor's note 8/28: The title previously stated that Katahdin would be closed on Labor Day weekend, which was incorrect. We sincerely apologize for any confusion this may have

Aug 26, 2018 : Andrea Davis
Ultrarunner 100 Miles Over Record Pace on the Appalachian Trail

Ultrarunner 100 Miles Over Record Pace on the Appalachian Trail

Karel Sabbe, a Belgian ultrarunner/dentist (I will always enjoy learning the innocuous side gigs of ultrarunners), is looking to be the runner to break Joe "Stringbean" McConaughy's fastest known

Aug 24, 2018 : Becky Booroojian
72-Year-Old Hiker Killed by Falling Tree on Appalachian Trail

72-Year-Old Hiker Killed by Falling Tree on Appalachian Trail

On Tuesday, a hiker was struck and killed by part of a tree that fell on the Appalachian Trail, near Ashby Gap in Virginia.  The incident took place “probably a good 20-...

Aug 23, 2018 : Zach