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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
Karl Meltzer Sets New Supported Appalachian Trail Speed Record

Karl Meltzer Sets New Supported Appalachian Trail Speed Record

There's a new FKT to beat on the Appalachian Trail.  Earlier this morning, Karl Meltzer set a new AT supported speed record, with a time of 45 days, 22 hours, and 38...

Sep 18, 2016 : Zach
Hiking in Record Time, Kaiha Bertollini Champions for Sexual Assault Awareness

Hiking in Record Time, Kaiha Bertollini Champions for Sexual Assault Awareness

“I didn't choose the AT, the AT found me.” Kaiha “Wild Card Ninja” Bertollini was at a crossroads in her life when the Appalachian Trail found her in January 2016....

Sep 14, 2016 : Taylor Ciambra
Karl Meltzer is Probably About to Break Scott Jurek’s Supported Appalachian Trail Speed Record

Karl Meltzer is Probably About to Break Scott Jurek’s Supported Appalachian Trail Speed Record

Karl Meltzer, accomplished ultrarunner, appears destined to upend

Sep 13, 2016 : Zach