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Alaskan Man Found After Days-Long Battle With Grizzly Bear

Alaskan Man Found After Days-Long Battle With Grizzly Bear

A coast guard helicopter was on its way to a mission in west central Alaska when weather forced them to change their planned route by about a mile. This unexpected...

Jul 26, 2021 : Colleen Goldhorn
ATC Announces New Visitor Experience Updates

ATC Announces New Visitor Experience Updates

The Appalachian Trail Conservancy has announced plans to restructure their visitor experience in the form of updated visitor centers and hiker resources throughout the length of the trail. In

Jul 19, 2021 : Colleen Goldhorn
Eagle Creek Trail, Popular PCT Alternate, Reopens After 3 Years

Eagle Creek Trail, Popular PCT Alternate, Reopens After 3 Years

Oregon's Eagle Creek Trail (ECT), a popular PCT alternate in the Columbia River Gorge, reopened last Thursday following a three-year fire closure.  This is the second attempt at reopening the...

Jul 8, 2021 : Alexa Dunn
Strawbridge Family of Six Completes Triple Crown

Strawbridge Family of Six Completes Triple Crown

Vince and Monica Strawbridge, along with their kids, Georgie - 14, Henry - 15, June - 17, and Aiden - 19, completed their Triple Crown on June 21st, 2021 with...

Jul 7, 2021 : Tina Mullen
Camper Killed by Grizzly Bear Near Montana’s Bob Marshall Wilderness

Camper Killed by Grizzly Bear Near Montana’s Bob Marshall Wilderness

Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks (FWP) officials are searching for a grizzly bear that attacked and killed a camper early Tuesday morning. They plan to euthanize the bear when they...

Jul 6, 2021 : Kelly Floro
Pisgah NF Announces Max Patch Camping Ban and Other Restrictions

Pisgah NF Announces Max Patch Camping Ban and Other Restrictions

Pisgah National Forest announced a two-year camping ban and several other restrictions at Max Patch on Thursday morning, citing overcrowding and damage to the area. The rules go into effect

Jul 1, 2021 : Kelly Floro
AZ Wildfires Prompt Forest Closures, Shutting Down 38% of Arizona Trail

AZ Wildfires Prompt Forest Closures, Shutting Down 38% of Arizona Trail

Wildfires currently raging across Arizona have prompted full closures of several national forests within the state in the interest of public safety. The move effectively shuts down 300 miles of...

Jun 23, 2021 : Kelly Floro
Inyo Creek Fire Closes Whitney Portal, Hikers Evacuated

Inyo Creek Fire Closes Whitney Portal, Hikers Evacuated

Hikers are being evacuated from Whitney Portal trailhead near the community of Lone Pine due to a wildfire in the area. The Inyo Creek Fire was discovered southeast of the...

Jun 22, 2021 : Kelly Floro
Hiker Dies on PCT Near Paradise Valley Cafe Amid Record Heatwave

Hiker Dies on PCT Near Paradise Valley Cafe Amid Record Heatwave

A hiker died on the Pacific Crest Trail just south of Highway 74 on Wednesday amid triple-digit temperatures. Firefighters were dispatched to the trail in Riverside County, near the community...

Jun 18, 2021 : Kelly Floro
Funding Earmarked for Alaska Long Trail: 500 Backcountry Miles from Fairbanks to Seward

Funding Earmarked for Alaska Long Trail: 500 Backcountry Miles from Fairbanks to Seward

Add another thru-hike to your bucket list, because Alaska is one step closer to having a long trail of its own. The Alaska Long Trail is a proposed 500-mile trail...

Jun 17, 2021 : Tina Mullen