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Sustainability in the Outdoor Industry: Key Players, Initiatives, and Why It Matters

Sustainability in the Outdoor Industry: Key Players, Initiatives, and Why It Matters

Conservation and sustainability become more mainstream each year as reports on the consequences of climate change get increasingly dire. At this point, believing that politics and efforts to mitigate

Jun 25, 2019 : Maggie Slepian
Appalachian Trail Conservancy Updates Online Safety Reporting Site

Appalachian Trail Conservancy Updates Online Safety Reporting Site

In the aftermath of the brutal killing on the Appalachian Trail in May, the Appalachian Trail Conservancy has spelled out clearly steps that hikers can take to report potential dangers....

Jun 7, 2019 : Hugh Owen
Katahdin Trails Will Open June 15; Baxter Park Warns of Wet Conditions

Katahdin Trails Will Open June 15; Baxter Park Warns of Wet Conditions

The Hunt/Appalachian Trail on Mount Katahdin, the Northern Terminus of the AT, will open Saturday, June 15, enabling SOBO hikers to begin their long-awaited journey from Katahdin to Springer

May 27, 2019 : Hugh Owen
Celebrate the AT at the Round Hill Appalachian Trail Festival on June 15

Celebrate the AT at the Round Hill Appalachian Trail Festival on June 15

The Round Hill Appalachian Trail Festival is a celebration of the AT, outdoor opportunities, and Round Hill’s new designation by the Appalachian Trail Conservancy as an AT community. The festival

May 20, 2019 : Jenna Duesterhoeft
Slain Hiker Identified, Details Emerge About Appalachian Trail Attack

Slain Hiker Identified, Details Emerge About Appalachian Trail Attack

43-year-old Ronald Sanchez was stabbed to death in the early-morning hours of Saturday, May 11th. The accused is 30-year-old James Jordan. Jordan is currently facing charges of murder and assault

May 15, 2019 : Maggie Slepian
Mountain Fire Closure is Lifted. Here’s What it Took to Repair this Section of the PCT

Mountain Fire Closure is Lifted. Here’s What it Took to Repair this Section of the PCT

If you’ve hiked the Pacific Crest Trail within the past five years, you probably remember having to detour around the fire closure above Idyllwild, California. Years before walking around fire

May 13, 2019 : Effie Drew
[Update] One Person Dead Following Attack on Appalachian Trail, Suspect in Custody

[Update] One Person Dead Following Attack on Appalachian Trail, Suspect in Custody

Updated May 12, 12:21pm EST One person has been pronounced dead, and another injured in the attack reported yesterday in the southern Virginia section of the Appalachian Trail.  The suspect,...

May 11, 2019 : Maggie Slepian
Top of Georgia Hostel on AT Closed for Rest of 2019

Top of Georgia Hostel on AT Closed for Rest of 2019

Top of Georgia Hiking Center, an Appalachian Trail icon for years, closed Wednesday, May 1, until Jan. 1, 2020, for what owner Bob "Sir Packs A Lot" Gabrielsen called a...

Apr 30, 2019 : Hugh Owen
UPDATE: AT Hiker Pleads Guilty after Reports of Threats on the Trail

UPDATE: AT Hiker Pleads Guilty after Reports of Threats on the Trail

UPDATE: (8:35 a.m. ET April 26) The Appalachian Trail hiker accused of threatening other hikers on the trail has pleaded guilty to several charges after being arrested on the trail...

Apr 22, 2019 : Hugh Owen
Judge Orders Review of New Coal Leases on Public Lands

Judge Orders Review of New Coal Leases on Public Lands

A federal judge has ruled that the Trump administration did not adequately address the environmental effects of coal mining when it sought to increase mining on public lands. Judge Brian...

Apr 20, 2019 : Hugh Owen