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AT Hiker Remembered for His Love of Hiking, the Outdoors

AT Hiker Remembered for His Love of Hiking, the Outdoors

Eddie “Noon” Onis Noonkester, 60, whose body was found near the Approach Trail in Georgia on Feb. 19, was remembered by his family as a man who loved the outdoors...

Feb 27, 2020 : Hugh Owen
Supreme Court Appears Favorable to Pipeline Under AT

Supreme Court Appears Favorable to Pipeline Under AT

The US Supreme Court heard arguments Monday in a dispute over a proposed natural gas pipeline that would tunnel under the Appalachian Trail in Virginia, with justices seeming to favor...

Feb 24, 2020 : Hugh Owen
70 Acres Burn Atop Mount Tammany, South of AT in Delaware Water Gap

70 Acres Burn Atop Mount Tammany, South of AT in Delaware Water Gap

Some 36 hours ago, the National Park Service in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area (DWG) released an alert that a 70-acre wildfire was ablaze on the New Jersey...

Feb 24, 2020 : Andrew Murphy
Park Service Considers Shuttle Across River at Harpers Ferry

Park Service Considers Shuttle Across River at Harpers Ferry

The National Park Service is considering options for a shuttle that would take Appalachian Trail hikers across the Potomac River at Harpers Ferry until the footbridge is repaired. The footbridge

Feb 21, 2020 : Hugh Owen
2020 PCT Hikers Invited to the PCTA’s Webinar on 2/24

2020 PCT Hikers Invited to the PCTA’s Webinar on 2/24

The Pacific Crest Trail Association is inviting members of the PCT class of 2020 to their trail information webinar on Monday, February 24, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Pacific...

Feb 19, 2020 : The Editors
Etna Hiker’s Hut on the PCT Is Closing

Etna Hiker’s Hut on the PCT Is Closing

2020 is shaping up to be a year of big changes in the PCT trail angel community. Following announcements from Hiker Heaven, Casa de Luna, and Scout and Frodo, yesterday,...

Feb 19, 2020 : Samantha Olthof
Footbridge Planned for AT Highway Crossing Near McAfee Knob

Footbridge Planned for AT Highway Crossing Near McAfee Knob

An Appalachian Trail pedestrian bridge across busy Route 311 near McAfee Knob in Virginia is expected to provide an easier crossing of the highway as soon as 2025. An estimated...

Feb 7, 2020 : Hugh Owen
Top of Georgia Hostel on AT Has Been Sold; Future Uncertain

Top of Georgia Hostel on AT Has Been Sold; Future Uncertain

Top of Georgia Hiking Center, an Appalachian Trail icon for years, has been sold, and the property's future is uncertain. Jan Simony with Mountain Realty in Hiawassee, Georgia, said Monday,...

Jan 5, 2020 : Hugh Owen
Update on the Future of Hiker Heaven

Update on the Future of Hiker Heaven

Jeff and Donna Saufley have created a "Plan B" alternative to selling the Hiker Heaven hostel (located near the Pacific Crest Trail in Agua Dulce, CA)

Dec 24, 2019 : Samantha Olthof
Hiking the Appalachian Trail in 2020? Don’t Forget to Register Your Hike!

Hiking the Appalachian Trail in 2020? Don’t Forget to Register Your Hike!

Attention all aspiring 2020 thru-hikers—don't forget to register your thru-hike on the Appalachian Trail Conservancy's (ATC's) form, which includes your start date and location. Registration is

Dec 23, 2019 : Maggie Slepian