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Hiker Dies After Being Found Unresponsive on Mt. Washington

Hiker Dies After Being Found Unresponsive on Mt. Washington

A man is dead after being found unresponsive on Mt. Washington's Jewell Trail at 1:15 pm on Saturday, July 30. The hikers who found him called 911 and immediately began...

Aug 4, 2022 : Penina Satlow
60 PCT Hikers Evacuated from Trail As McKinney Fire Burns Near CA-OR Border

60 PCT Hikers Evacuated from Trail As McKinney Fire Burns Near CA-OR Border

According to Jackson County, Oregon's Sheriff's Office (JCSO), some 60 hikers were evacuated from the Pacific Crest Trail yesterday as the 52,000-acre McKinney Fire prompted evacuations and road

Aug 1, 2022 : Kelly Floro
PCTA Targets Late August Reopening of Lionshead Fire Closure

PCTA Targets Late August Reopening of Lionshead Fire Closure

The USDA Forest Service and the PCTA aim to reopen the Lionshead Fire closure on the Oregon PCT by late August or early September, as reported by The Statesman. The...

Jul 29, 2022 : Penina Satlow
Search Continues for Missing Hiker in San Juan National Forest

Search Continues for Missing Hiker in San Juan National Forest

The search continues for a hiker who was last seen on July 16th in the San Juan National Forest in Colorado. Daniel Lamthach, 22, of Salt Lake City, Utah, was...

Jul 27, 2022 : Penina Satlow
AT Hiker Found Dead in Tent Near Damascus, VA

AT Hiker Found Dead in Tent Near Damascus, VA

Authorities confirmed that the body of an Appalachian Trail hiker was found on the AT in Washington County, Virginia, early Sunday morning. WCSO said deputies found the hiker, who has...

Jul 19, 2022 : Kelly Floro
Desolation Wilderness Now Requires Bear-Resistant Food Storage

Desolation Wilderness Now Requires Bear-Resistant Food Storage

The US Forest Service has announced that all overnight visitors to California's Desolation Wilderness, which is in Eldorado National Forest and the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit, will be required

Jul 18, 2022 : Kelly Floro
ATC Recommends Bear-Resistant Food Storage Along Entire Appalachian Trail

ATC Recommends Bear-Resistant Food Storage Along Entire Appalachian Trail

The Appalachian Trail Conservancy yesterday announced the adoption of a new policy strongly recommending that all backpackers store their food in an approved storage container overnight. The

Jul 15, 2022 : Penina Satlow
Washburn Fire Burns through Yosemite, Threatens Sequoia Grove

Washburn Fire Burns through Yosemite, Threatens Sequoia Grove

Yosemite National Park's largest sequoia grove, Mariposa Grove is threatened by the 2,340 acre Washburn Fire, which is 25 percent contained. Nancy Phillipe, a Yosemite fire information

Jul 11, 2022 : Penina Satlow
Parents Whose 10-Year-Old Daughter Died in House Fire Arrested on Appalachian Trail

Parents Whose 10-Year-Old Daughter Died in House Fire Arrested on Appalachian Trail

A Georgia couple who had been on the run since their 10-year-old daughter died in a house fire on April 17th were arrested on Wednesday on the Appalachian Trail. Carina...

Jul 1, 2022 : Kelly Floro
Missing Tahoe Rim Trail Hiker Found Deceased in Lake Aloha

Missing Tahoe Rim Trail Hiker Found Deceased in Lake Aloha

A backpacker who was reported missing from the Tahoe Rim Trail this week was found deceased in California's Lake Aloha on Wednesday, according to the hiker's sister. Jia Huang, 32,...

Jun 30, 2022 : Kelly Floro