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Lost Hiker Survives 10 Days in Santa Cruz Mountains on Berries and Boot Water

Lost Hiker Survives 10 Days in Santa Cruz Mountains on Berries and Boot Water

Hiker Lukas McClish, 34, was rescued on June 20 after spending 10 harrowing days lost in California’s Santa Cruz Mountains, subsisting only on wild berries and a gallon of water...

Jun 25, 2024 : Ariella Nardizzi
1996 Shenandoah National Park Murders Finally Solved, According to FBI

1996 Shenandoah National Park Murders Finally Solved, According to FBI

The 1996 murders of two female backpackers in Virginia's Shenandoah National Park have finally been solved. Federal authorities announced on Thursday that a now-deceased serial rapist from Ohio was

Jun 21, 2024 : Kelly Floro
Driftless Hiking Trail: New Funding Package Is Big Win for Minnesota Long Trail

Driftless Hiking Trail: New Funding Package Is Big Win for Minnesota Long Trail

Minnesota Governor Tim Walz recently approved $425,000 in funding for the Minnesota Driftless Hiking Trail, a planned long-distance trail that until now has been championed solely by volunteers. The

Jun 21, 2024 : Kelly Floro
Winter Weather Advisory in Effect for Glacier National Park

Winter Weather Advisory in Effect for Glacier National Park

Even as summer officially begins, the northern Rocky Mountains along the CDT cling to winter. Two recent storms have dropped snow at high elevations in Montana's Glacier National Park (home...

Jun 19, 2024 : Kimberly Fetherston
17 Years, 8,000 Hikers: Trail Angels Scout and Frodo Retire from PCT Hosting

17 Years, 8,000 Hikers: Trail Angels Scout and Frodo Retire from PCT Hosting

Seventeen years ago, Barney "Scout" and Sandy "Frodo" Mann welcomed a group of Pacific Crest Trail thru-hikers into their San Diego home for the first time, offering a place to...

Jun 17, 2024 : Ariella Nardizzi
Dozens of Havasupai Falls Hikers Reportedly Contract Mystery Stomach Bug

Dozens of Havasupai Falls Hikers Reportedly Contract Mystery Stomach Bug

Dozens of hikers in the Grand Canyon's Havasupai Falls have reported falling ill with an unknown gastrointestinal (GI) illness in recent days. Reported symptoms range from fatigue to diarrhea and

Jun 15, 2024 : Kelly Floro
No Signal, No Problem: Apple Introduces 2-Way Satellite Messaging for iPhones

No Signal, No Problem: Apple Introduces 2-Way Satellite Messaging for iPhones

Hikers and iPhone users are about to stay a lot more connected in the backcountry with iOS 18's new satellite messaging feature.

Jun 12, 2024 : James Townsend
Kristian Morgan Aims for Another Appalachian Trail FKT

Kristian Morgan Aims for Another Appalachian Trail FKT

In an incredible display of endurance, professional running coach Kristian "Captain Morgan" is attempting to set the fastest known time on the Appalachian Trail. Morgan currently holds a supported

Jun 7, 2024 : Ariella Nardizzi
Loudoun AT Festival To Be Held on June 8th

Loudoun AT Festival To Be Held on June 8th

The annual AT Festival in Loudoun, VA will be held this year on Saturday, June 8. The festival is sponsored this year by Loudoun County’s three AT Communities: the towns...

Jun 3, 2024 : The Editors
Appalachian Trail at Bear Mountain Reopens After 10-Month Closure

Appalachian Trail at Bear Mountain Reopens After 10-Month Closure

A section of the Appalachian Trail in New York's Bear Mountain State Park reopened to the public on Memorial Day weekend, ten months after a severe storm forced the park...

May 30, 2024 : Kelly Floro