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Josh Perry Sets New PCT FKT, Beating Heather Anderson’s Longstanding Record

Josh Perry Sets New PCT FKT, Beating Heather Anderson’s Longstanding Record

Josh Perry, a 27-year-old British endurance hiker, completed the Pacific Crest Trail on August 7th in just 55 days, 16 hours, and 54 minutes, breaking the self-supported speed record on...

Aug 11, 2022 : Kelly Floro
Joe “Stringbean” McConaughy Beats JMT Speed Record By a Day

Joe “Stringbean” McConaughy Beats JMT Speed Record By a Day

Joe "Stringbean" McConaughy set an unsupported Fastest Known Time (FKT) speed record on the John Muir Trail (JMT) last week, completing the 221-mile trail in 3 days, 1 hour, 0...

Aug 10, 2022 : Brandon Chase
Hiker Dies After Being Found Unresponsive on Mt. Washington

Hiker Dies After Being Found Unresponsive on Mt. Washington

A man is dead after being found unresponsive on Mt. Washington's Jewell Trail at 1:15 pm on Saturday, July 30. The hikers who found him called 911 and immediately began...

Aug 4, 2022 : Penina Crocker
60 PCT Hikers Evacuated from Trail As McKinney Fire Burns Near CA-OR Border

60 PCT Hikers Evacuated from Trail As McKinney Fire Burns Near CA-OR Border

According to Jackson County, Oregon's Sheriff's Office (JCSO), some 60 hikers were evacuated from the Pacific Crest Trail yesterday as the 52,000-acre McKinney Fire prompted evacuations and road

Aug 1, 2022 : Kelly Floro
PCTA Targets Late August Reopening of Lionshead Fire Closure

PCTA Targets Late August Reopening of Lionshead Fire Closure

The USDA Forest Service and the PCTA aim to reopen the Lionshead Fire closure on the Oregon PCT by late August or early September, as reported by The Statesman. The...

Jul 29, 2022 : Penina Crocker
Search Continues for Missing Hiker in San Juan National Forest

Search Continues for Missing Hiker in San Juan National Forest

The search continues for a hiker who was last seen on July 16th in the San Juan National Forest in Colorado. Daniel Lamthach, 22, of Salt Lake City, Utah, was...

Jul 27, 2022 : Penina Crocker
AT Hiker Found Dead in Tent Near Damascus, VA

AT Hiker Found Dead in Tent Near Damascus, VA

Authorities confirmed that the body of an Appalachian Trail hiker was found on the AT in Washington County, Virginia, early Sunday morning. WCSO said deputies found the hiker, who has...

Jul 19, 2022 : Kelly Floro
Desolation Wilderness Now Requires Bear-Resistant Food Storage

Desolation Wilderness Now Requires Bear-Resistant Food Storage

The US Forest Service has announced that all overnight visitors to California's Desolation Wilderness, which is in Eldorado National Forest and the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit, will be required

Jul 18, 2022 : Kelly Floro
ATC Recommends Bear-Resistant Food Storage Along Entire Appalachian Trail

ATC Recommends Bear-Resistant Food Storage Along Entire Appalachian Trail

The Appalachian Trail Conservancy yesterday announced the adoption of a new policy strongly recommending that all backpackers store their food in an approved storage container overnight. The

Jul 15, 2022 : Penina Crocker
Washburn Fire Burns through Yosemite, Threatens Sequoia Grove

Washburn Fire Burns through Yosemite, Threatens Sequoia Grove

Yosemite National Park's largest sequoia grove, Mariposa Grove is threatened by the 2,340 acre Washburn Fire, which is 25 percent contained. Nancy Phillipe, a Yosemite fire information

Jul 11, 2022 : Penina Crocker