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“A Race Against Time” as Rescuers Save Stranded Hiker from Maine AT

“A Race Against Time” as Rescuers Save Stranded Hiker from Maine AT

A hiker was rescued from the Appalachian Trail in western Maine's Bigelow Mountains over the weekend after the man became stranded near the summit of Little Bigelow Mountain (AT northbound...

Apr 23, 2024 : Kelly Floro
Total Eclipse a Boon for AT Hostels in the Off-Season

Total Eclipse a Boon for AT Hostels in the Off-Season

A rare total solar eclipse crossed a small band of the US from Texas to Maine on Monday. This narrow strip, home to 30 million people and a small section...

Apr 12, 2024 : Kimberly Fetherston
Norovirus Alert: Appalachian Trail Hikers Urged to Stay Vigilant Amid Outbreak

Norovirus Alert: Appalachian Trail Hikers Urged to Stay Vigilant Amid Outbreak

Thru-hikers on the Appalachian Trail this season are being urged to take extra precautions as reports of gastrointestinal illnesses, suspected to be caused by norovirus, have surged along sections of

Apr 11, 2024 : Ariella Nardizzi
Adventure Fundraising: Add Meaning to Your Thru-Hike and Get a Free FarOut Guide

Adventure Fundraising: Add Meaning to Your Thru-Hike and Get a Free FarOut Guide

 Disclaimer: Linnea Delucchi works for Big City Mountaineers A thru-hike is a wonderful way to escape from the 9-5 grind, slow down, and really, really immerse yourself in nature. Most

Apr 11, 2024 : Linnea Delucchi
AT Hikers: Newfound Gap Rd Temporarily Closed Due to Winter Weather

AT Hikers: Newfound Gap Rd Temporarily Closed Due to Winter Weather

Newfound Gap Road is temporarily closed between Gatlinburg, TN and Cherokee, NC due to forecasted weather conditions, Great Smoky Mountains National Park announced yesterday. The National Weather

Apr 4, 2024 : Kelly Floro
1 Killed, 1 Injured in California Mountain Lion Attack

1 Killed, 1 Injured in California Mountain Lion Attack

A mountain lion killed a 21-year-old man and injured his 18-year-old brother in El Dorado County, California on Sunday while the pair was searching the woods for deer antlers. El...

Mar 25, 2024 : Kelly Floro
Jasmin Paris Becomes First Woman Ever To Complete Barkley Marathons

Jasmin Paris Becomes First Woman Ever To Complete Barkley Marathons

British ultrarunner Jasmin Paris became the first woman ever to complete the notorious Barkley Marathons on Friday, finishing the route with just 99 seconds to spare under the race's 60-hour...

Mar 23, 2024 : Kelly Floro
FKT or Fastest known time

FKT or Fastest known time

The start date for my journey is fast approaching, while i can't give an exact date i can say i will begin by the end of march.This is a northbound...

Mar 17, 2024 : Chris Chmura
Cool Job Alert: Get Paid To Hike the PCT in 2025

Cool Job Alert: Get Paid To Hike the PCT in 2025

Hikers normally have to budget carefully to afford a long section or thru-hike — but what if your trek could pay for itself? Carson City, NV tourism board Visit Carson...

Mar 14, 2024 : The Editors
Appalachian TrailFest Canceled for 2024

Appalachian TrailFest Canceled for 2024

The Appalachian TrailFest in Hot Springs, North Carolina has been canceled for 2024. The TrailFest is the second-largest trail festival after Appalachian Trail Days in Damascus, Virginia.

Mar 8, 2024 : Diane Duffard