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[UPDATED] Body Found on Appalachian Trail in Maryland Identified

[UPDATED] Body Found on Appalachian Trail in Maryland Identified

The body of a man recovered Tuesday below Black Rock overlook on the Appalachian Trail in Maryland has been identified as Michael Joseph Mack, 58, of Hanover, MD, according to...

Jul 10, 2018 : The Editors
Ultrarunner Harvey Lewis Attempting to Set New Appalachian Trail FKT

Ultrarunner Harvey Lewis Attempting to Set New Appalachian Trail FKT

Something about the Appalachian Trail sure does bring out the best in ultrarunning’s elite, and Harvey Lewis is no exception. The high school teacher and Badwater champ is looking to...

Jul 6, 2018 : Becky Booroojian
July Is Appalachian Trail Magic Month in NJ and NY

July Is Appalachian Trail Magic Month in NJ and NY

The states of New York And New Jersey are officially claiming the month of July as "Appalachian Trail Magic Month." The Trail Conference warmly welcomes the Appalachian Trail thru-hiker Class...

Jul 6, 2018 : Andrea Davis
Gear and Beer: Join us in Denver for an Event Celebrating Cottage-Industry Brands

Gear and Beer: Join us in Denver for an Event Celebrating Cottage-Industry Brands

There are two things all hikers unanimously adore. The first thing? Gear. The second thing? Beer. Be steady your beating but aerobically fit hearts guys, because the two have been...

Jul 3, 2018 : Becky Booroojian
Construction Temporarily Stops on Mountain Valley Pipeline in Virginia

Construction Temporarily Stops on Mountain Valley Pipeline in Virginia

After a consultation with the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, the Mountain Valley Pipeline has temporarily shut down construction in Southwest Virginia. Heavy rains in Virginia at the

Jul 2, 2018 : Becky Booroojian
Land Protection Successes Keep the PCT Wild

Land Protection Successes Keep the PCT Wild

Stevens Pass The Pacific Crest Trail Association recently sold 402 acres at Image The Conservation Fund, the PCTA was able to purchase this property at the end of 2017. This...

Jun 25, 2018 : Andrea Davis
Tick Season Is Approaching, Here’s What You Need to Know

Tick Season Is Approaching, Here’s What You Need to Know

While thru-hiking the AT last year, I called a Lyft in New York. The driver seemed a little flummoxed by my stinky, mud-covered presence and didn’t know much about the...

Jun 20, 2018 : Becky Booroojian
The North Country National Scenic Trail Extension Plan

The North Country National Scenic Trail Extension Plan

The expansion of the The expansion of the North Country National Scenic Trail is slowly but surely turning into a reality. Where Will the North Country Trail Connect? The authorization...

Jun 14, 2018 : Andrea Davis
The North Face Joins the Used Gear Game

The North Face Joins the Used Gear Game

The North Face has thrown its hat into the ring of brands refurbishing and reselling their products, recently launching a new line called Worn Wear and REI’s Clothes the Loop...

Jun 11, 2018 : Becky Booroojian
50-Year-Old Pot of Money Supporting AT Could Disappear

50-Year-Old Pot of Money Supporting AT Could Disappear

If you love the Appalachian Trail (AT), there is an important and time-sensitive story you need to know about before September of this year. Really, if you love any trail, national...

May 29, 2018 : Laura Johnston