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Hiking in the Age of Coronavirus: What to Consider

Hiking in the Age of Coronavirus: What to Consider

(Updated 2:41 p.m. ET, March 19) On March 11, Barney and Sandy Mann—aka Scout and Frodo—sent an email notifying hikers who had signed up for their hostel and shuttling service...

Mar 13, 2020 : Clay Bonnyman Evans
International Thru-Hikers Scrambling to Keep Their Dreams Alive Amid COVID-19 Travel Bans

International Thru-Hikers Scrambling to Keep Their Dreams Alive Amid COVID-19 Travel Bans

(Updated 3 p.m. MT, March 20) Sandra Visentin spent more than a year planning her Appalachian Trail thru-hike. She quit her job as corporate communications coordinator at Disneyland Paris in

Mar 13, 2020 : Hugh Owen
AT Hikers Reminded to Report Uncomfortable Encounters on Trail

AT Hikers Reminded to Report Uncomfortable Encounters on Trail

As thru-hikers embark on their annual trek from Georgia to Maine, the memory of a fellow hiker killed last year resonates on trail. And hikers are reminded that reporting an...

Mar 12, 2020 : Hugh Owen
Round Hill Appalachian Trail Festival 2020 Dates Rescheduled for September 12 and 13

Round Hill Appalachian Trail Festival 2020 Dates Rescheduled for September 12 and 13

Round Hill's Appalachian Trail Festival is being pushed back to September 12th and 13th in order to comply with CDC social distancing guidelines. Visitors can expect two days of live...

Mar 2, 2020 : Katie Kommer
AT Hiker Remembered for His Love of Hiking, the Outdoors

AT Hiker Remembered for His Love of Hiking, the Outdoors

Eddie “Noon” Onis Noonkester, 60, whose body was found near the Approach Trail in Georgia on Feb. 19, was remembered by his family as a man who loved the outdoors...

Feb 27, 2020 : Hugh Owen
Supreme Court Appears Favorable to Pipeline Under AT

Supreme Court Appears Favorable to Pipeline Under AT

The US Supreme Court heard arguments Monday in a dispute over a proposed natural gas pipeline that would tunnel under the Appalachian Trail in Virginia, with justices seeming to favor...

Feb 24, 2020 : Hugh Owen
70 Acres Burn Atop Mount Tammany, South of AT in Delaware Water Gap

70 Acres Burn Atop Mount Tammany, South of AT in Delaware Water Gap

Some 36 hours ago, the National Park Service in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area (DWG) released an alert that a 70-acre wildfire was ablaze on the New Jersey...

Feb 24, 2020 : Andrew Murphy
Park Service Considers Shuttle Across River at Harpers Ferry

Park Service Considers Shuttle Across River at Harpers Ferry

The National Park Service is considering options for a shuttle that would take Appalachian Trail hikers across the Potomac River at Harpers Ferry until the footbridge is repaired. The footbridge

Feb 21, 2020 : Hugh Owen
2020 PCT Hikers Invited to the PCTA’s Webinar on 2/24

2020 PCT Hikers Invited to the PCTA’s Webinar on 2/24

The Pacific Crest Trail Association is inviting members of the PCT class of 2020 to their trail information webinar on Monday, February 24, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Pacific...

Feb 19, 2020 : The Editors
Etna Hiker’s Hut on the PCT Is Closing

Etna Hiker’s Hut on the PCT Is Closing

2020 is shaping up to be a year of big changes in the PCT trail angel community. Following announcements from Hiker Heaven, Casa de Luna, and Scout and Frodo, yesterday,...

Feb 19, 2020 : Samantha Olthof