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Outside Ends Monthly Print Runs of Backpacker Magazine Amid Layoffs

Outside Ends Monthly Print Runs of Backpacker Magazine Amid Layoffs

Backpacker Magazine is one of several publications owned by Outside, Inc. that will reportedly end monthly print publications this year. The move accompanies dramatic layoffs at Outside that will

May 24, 2022 : Kelly Floro
Appalachian Trail Shelter in NJ Temporarily Closed After Bear Tried to Enter Tent

Appalachian Trail Shelter in NJ Temporarily Closed After Bear Tried to Enter Tent

    The Brink Road Shelter at northbound mile 1321.8 on the Appalachian Trail (in New Jersey's Stokes State Forest) is temporarily closed after a black bear reportedly tried to...

May 21, 2022 : Kelly Floro
Extreme Fire Danger Prompts NM Forest Closures, Including Parts of CDT

Extreme Fire Danger Prompts NM Forest Closures, Including Parts of CDT

The US Forest Service has issued closures of four New Mexico national forests, including sections of the Continental Divide Trail, in response to extreme fire danger. Forest closures went into...

May 19, 2022 : Kelly Floro
AT Closed in Northern New Hampshire Due to Brush Fire

AT Closed in Northern New Hampshire Due to Brush Fire

A 2.6-mile stretch of the Appalachian Trail in northern New Hampshire is closed due to a brush fire in New Hampshire's White Mountain National Forest. The roughly 45-acre Centennial Fire...

May 14, 2022 : Kelly Floro
Experienced Hiker Found Dead in San Bernardino National Forest

Experienced Hiker Found Dead in San Bernardino National Forest

Robert Carey Jr., 33 was found dead at the base of Big Falls Waterfall in Forest Falls near Southern California's San Gorgonio Peak on May 1st. "Investigators estimated Carey dropped...

May 5, 2022 : Penina Satlow
Woman Rescued After Falling Headfirst Into Pit Toilet Trying to Retrieve Phone

Woman Rescued After Falling Headfirst Into Pit Toilet Trying to Retrieve Phone

A woman dropped her phone while using it in an outhouse, fell into the toilet while trying to retrieve it, and had to be rescued by firefighters in Washington's Olympic...

Apr 29, 2022 : Penina Satlow
The Nonprofit Connecting Lost Sierra Communities via 600-Mile Trail Project

The Nonprofit Connecting Lost Sierra Communities via 600-Mile Trail Project

Connected Communities is the apt name for a project aiming to build over 600 miles of trail that will link 15 rural communities in the Northern Sierra Nevada, aka the...

Apr 21, 2022 : Penina Satlow
Hiker Found Dead on Springer Mountain Identified

Hiker Found Dead on Springer Mountain Identified

A man who was found dead on Georgia's Springer Mountain in late January has finally been identified, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) announced on Monday. The remains were identified...

Apr 19, 2022 : Kelly Floro
Yellowstone’s New $1,500 Unusable Park Pass

Yellowstone’s New $1,500 Unusable Park Pass

For a $1,500 donation, you can now get an annual pass to Yellowstone National Park for your great-great-grandchildren to use in the year 2172.  The donation also includes a current...

Apr 13, 2022 : Penina Satlow
Darwin Onthetrail Quits YouTube

Darwin Onthetrail Quits YouTube

Darwin onthetrail, otherwise known simply as Darwin, announced in a recent video that he is retiring from YouTube. His channel will remain up, but he will no longer be creating...

Apr 5, 2022 : Penina Satlow