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Goddard Shelter on AT in Vermont Reopens; Bear Killed after Encounters with Hikers

Goddard Shelter on AT in Vermont Reopens; Bear Killed after Encounters with Hikers

Goddard Shelter, a heavily used camping area on the Appalachian and Long Trails in Southern Vermont, has reopened after an aggressive bear looking for food at the shelter was killed....

Jul 12, 2019 : Hugh Owen
James Jordan, Accused of Fatally Stabbing Hiker on the Appalachian Trail, Deemed Not Fit For Trial

James Jordan, Accused of Fatally Stabbing Hiker on the Appalachian Trail, Deemed Not Fit For Trial

30-year-old James Jordan, Image

Jul 3, 2019 : Maggie Slepian
17 Miles of the PCT Have Been Permanently Protected

17 Miles of the PCT Have Been Permanently Protected

Despite the beauty captured on Instagram of its seemingly endless vistas, the Pacific Crest Trail is far from a continuous wilderness venture. Human influence is evident not just in the...

Jul 3, 2019 : Tasia (StinkyCheez)
Sustainability in the Outdoor Industry: Key Players, Initiatives, and Why It Matters

Sustainability in the Outdoor Industry: Key Players, Initiatives, and Why It Matters

Conservation and sustainability become more mainstream each year as US produced 6,457 million metric tons of CO2 equivalent, and US manufacturing is estimated to close to a $900-billion industry

Jun 25, 2019 : Maggie Slepian
Appalachian Trail Conservancy Updates Online Safety Reporting Site

Appalachian Trail Conservancy Updates Online Safety Reporting Site

In the aftermath of the brutal killing on the Appalachian Trail in May, the Appalachian Trail Conservancy has spelled out clearly steps that hikers can take to report potential dangers....

Jun 7, 2019 : Hugh Owen
Katahdin Trails Will Open June 15; Baxter Park Warns of Wet Conditions

Katahdin Trails Will Open June 15; Baxter Park Warns of Wet Conditions

The Hunt/Appalachian Trail on Mount Katahdin, the Northern Terminus of the AT, will open Saturday, June 15, enabling SOBO hikers to begin their long-awaited journey from Katahdin to Springer

May 27, 2019 : Hugh Owen
Celebrate the AT at the Round Hill Appalachian Trail Festival on June 15

Celebrate the AT at the Round Hill Appalachian Trail Festival on June 15

The Round Hill Appalachian Trail Festival is a celebration of the AT, outdoor opportunities, and Round Hill’s new designation by the B-Chord Brewing Company. Speaker topics include Backpacking

May 20, 2019 : Jenna Duesterhoeft
Slain Hiker Identified, Details Emerge About Appalachian Trail Attack

Slain Hiker Identified, Details Emerge About Appalachian Trail Attack

43-year-old Ronald Sanchez was stabbed to death in the early-morning hours of Saturday, May 11th. The accused is 30-year-old James Jordan. Jordan is currently facing charges of murder and assault

May 15, 2019 : Maggie Slepian
Mountain Fire Closure is Lifted. Here’s What it Took to Repair this Section of the PCT

Mountain Fire Closure is Lifted. Here’s What it Took to Repair this Section of the PCT

If you’ve hiked the Pacific Crest Trail within the past five years, you probably remember having to detour around the fire closure above Idyllwild, California. Years before walking around fire

May 13, 2019 : Effie Drew
[Update] One Person Dead Following Attack on Appalachian Trail, Suspect in Custody

[Update] One Person Dead Following Attack on Appalachian Trail, Suspect in Custody

Updated May 12, 12:21pm EST via wjhl related to a previous incident, but no suspects have been officially named. Hikers alerted each other along the trail, and officers were on...

May 11, 2019 : Maggie Slepian