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Hiker Reported Missing in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Hiker Reported Missing in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

A 53-year-old woman was reported missing near Clingmans Dome in Great Smoky Mountains National Park on Tuesday, Sept. 25. According to park service officials, Susan Clements of Cleves, Ohio, and...

Sep 28, 2018 : Krista Diamond
Federal Judge Blocks Grizzly Hunt in Yellowstone

Federal Judge Blocks Grizzly Hunt in Yellowstone

A federal district judge ruled to return grizzly bears in Yellowstone National Park to the endangered species list, a year and a half after their removal resulted in plans to...

Sep 26, 2018 : Becky Booroojian
Senate Committee Backs Extension of Federal Conservation Fund

Senate Committee Backs Extension of Federal Conservation Fund

Updated on Oct. 2 The US Senate Energy and Resources Committee approved a bill on Tuesday, Oct. 2, to permanently reauthorize the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund and provide...

Sep 13, 2018 : Zach
Oregon Authorities Believe They Killed Cougar in Fatal Attack

Oregon Authorities Believe They Killed Cougar in Fatal Attack

Oregon officials believe they have killed the cougar that fatally mauled Diana Bober, 55, whose body was recovered Sept. 10 in Mount Hood National Forest. “It is highly probable that...

Sep 13, 2018 : Andrea Davis
[Updated] Appalachian Trail Open in South, Hikers Return

[Updated] Appalachian Trail Open in South, Hikers Return

Updated 8 a.m. ET Sept. 28 Thru-hikers returning to the Appalachian Trail after it reopened in the South following Hurricane Florence reported swollen streams, mud, and blowdowns. The

Sep 12, 2018 : The Editors
Appalachian Trail Photo Exhibit Comes to D.C.

Appalachian Trail Photo Exhibit Comes to D.C.

A photo exhibit titled United By the Appalachian Trail, curated by the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, is coming to the Russell Senate Office Building in Washington D.C. 17 photographs from various

Sep 12, 2018 : Becky Booroojian
Overnight Camping Reopens on AT in Mount Rogers Area

Overnight Camping Reopens on AT in Mount Rogers Area

The US Forest Service has reopened camping for parts of the Appalachian Trail and the Mount Rogers National Recreation high country after determining that there have been no recent problems...

Sep 1, 2018 : Becky Booroojian
Seattle-Area Hiker Missing Since Aug. 1: Authorities Suspend Search

Seattle-Area Hiker Missing Since Aug. 1: Authorities Suspend Search

Authorities have suspended a three-week search for Sam Sayers, 28, a Seattle-area hiker reported missing Aug. 2 after going for a solo day hike in the Vesper Peak area of...

Aug 29, 2018 : Andrea Davis
Karel Sabbe Breaks the Appalachian Trail Supported Fastest Known Time (FKT)

Karel Sabbe Breaks the Appalachian Trail Supported Fastest Known Time (FKT)

Karel Sabbe set out to break the record for the set by Karl Meltzer in 2016.  The fastest overall time on the AT belonged to Karel Sabbe (@karelsabbe) on Aug...

Aug 29, 2018 : Andrea Davis
AT Hikers Encouraged Not to Summit Katahdin During Labor Day Weekend to Honor Penobscot Nation Pilgrimage

AT Hikers Encouraged Not to Summit Katahdin During Labor Day Weekend to Honor Penobscot Nation Pilgrimage

Editor's note 8/28: The title previously stated that Katahdin would be closed on Labor Day weekend, which was incorrect. We sincerely apologize for any confusion this may have

Aug 26, 2018 : Andrea Davis