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This Land is Your Land… And Yours, And Yours, And Yours

This Land is Your Land… And Yours, And Yours, And Yours

Unless you’ve been hiding under Mahoosuc Notch for the past year and a half, you might have noticed that Americans aren’t exactly getting along these days. From Facebook browsing to...

Mar 1, 2017 : Spencer
Runner’s Foot Impaled by Intentionally Placed Nail on North Carolina Trail

Runner’s Foot Impaled by Intentionally Placed Nail on North Carolina Trail

Pinnacle Park near Asheville, North Carolina is closed after a runner's foot was impaled by a 4-inch galvanized nail intentionally hammered into an on-trail tree root. Area race director Brian

Feb 21, 2017 : The Editors
Outdoor Retailer Trade Show Is Leaving Utah

Outdoor Retailer Trade Show Is Leaving Utah

After a meeting to address the recent disparities between Utah's state government actions and the ideals of the Outdoor Industry Association (OIA), the outdoor industry's biggest trade show is

Feb 16, 2017 : The Editors
Arc’teryx Follows Patagonia’s Lead, Withdraws from Outdoor Retailer

Arc’teryx Follows Patagonia’s Lead, Withdraws from Outdoor Retailer

Arc’teryx has followed Patagonia's lead, becoming the second brand in less than a week to announce their withdrawal from the Outdoor Retailer (OR) show in Salt Lake City. They will distribute their

Feb 10, 2017 : The Editors
Watch Your New Rascals: a Call to Action

Watch Your New Rascals: a Call to Action

My all time favorite water source in the Grayson Highlands. Do we really want drilling companies fracking with our ground water? Looking back at Election Night I spent election night...

Feb 9, 2017 : George Turner (Old Growth)
Patagonia Withdraws from Outdoor Retailer, Protesting Revocation of Bears Ears National Monument

Patagonia Withdraws from Outdoor Retailer, Protesting Revocation of Bears Ears National Monument

Patagonia is the latest brand to make an active political statement by announcing their withdrawal from Outdoor Retailer—the outdoor industry's largest trade show—held semi-annually in Salt Lake

Feb 7, 2017 : The Editors
Future AT Thru-Hikers: Please Register Your Hike

Future AT Thru-Hikers: Please Register Your Hike

The following guest post is courtesy of the the During hiking season, shelter sites near the starting point have limited capacity.  Once that capacity is exceeded, the crowding quickly damages

Feb 5, 2017 : Zach
Baxter State Park Places Limits on Thru-Hiker Permits

Baxter State Park Places Limits on Thru-Hiker Permits

It was recently announced that Baxter State Park (BSP) will be limiting the number of Appalachian Trail Long-Distance Hiker Permit Cards it will issue starting in the 2017 hiking season. This...

Feb 2, 2017 : Kenny Howell
A Modern Day Threat to the AT: The Proposed Mountain Valley Pipeline

A Modern Day Threat to the AT: The Proposed Mountain Valley Pipeline

I was driving down my country road recently to go check out hiking trails just south of the Appalachian Trail near Blacksburg, Virginia and enjoy the fall colors.   On my...

Nov 18, 2016 : Sprout
Southern Fires Cause Trail Closures

Southern Fires Cause Trail Closures

A series of forest fires are spreading rapidly across the Southeastern U.S., affecting parts of the Appalachian Trail in Georgia, Tennessee and North Carolina. Currently, the Appalachian Trail

Nov 14, 2016 : Amalia Mathewson