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[Updated] Man Found Dead at Baxter Peak in Third Katahdin SAR Incident This Week

[Updated] Man Found Dead at Baxter Peak in Third Katahdin SAR Incident This Week

10/13/2020 update: The hiker deceased hiker found at Baxter Peak has now been identified as Nathan Leigh Bell of Walkersville, MD. A man was found dead at the summit of...

Oct 9, 2020 : Kelly Floro
The Leaf Peeper’s Guide to Fall Foliage Hikes in the Appalachian Mountains

The Leaf Peeper’s Guide to Fall Foliage Hikes in the Appalachian Mountains

I t's almost October, and there's finally a hint of crisp fall weather in the air. Decorative gourds will soon appear on suburban lawns up and down the east coast....

Oct 1, 2020 : Kelly Floro
Slogging into the North: Long Trail Update

Slogging into the North: Long Trail Update

As we hike closer to Maine Junction (and closer to the rugged northern portion of the trail), both Bartman and I started to get a bit nervous for what’s to...

Sep 30, 2020 : Jamie Nash
Trail Name but No Trail Legs: First Two Days on the Long Trail

Trail Name but No Trail Legs: First Two Days on the Long Trail

Trail update: I have a trail name, but the miles on my first two days did not come easy. There were ups and downs, physically and mentally.

Sep 20, 2020 : Jamie Nash
The Appalachian Trail State by State Overview: Highlights, Hiker Tips, Maps, and More

The Appalachian Trail State by State Overview: Highlights, Hiker Tips, Maps, and More

Those who have hiked the Appalachian Trail agree: there's simply no other trail like it in the world. It may not be the longest footpath of them all, nor the...

Sep 7, 2020 : Kelly Floro
The Kindness of the AT Community

The Kindness of the AT Community

I started writing this post back in May, the week after Mental Health Awareness Week here in the UK. The theme for this year was Kindness. I attended a webinar...

Jun 28, 2020 : Lucy (Hermione)
The Road Walk to End All Road Walks

The Road Walk to End All Road Walks

The more I hike my own route, the more I’m amazed that there are trails spanning the US almost completely on public land. The southern Sangre de Cristo Mountains are...

Jun 25, 2020 : PseudoSloth
ATC Says It is Likely to Recommend AT Thru-Hikes Soon

ATC Says It is Likely to Recommend AT Thru-Hikes Soon

The Appalachian Trail Conservancy said on Tuesday, June 16, that within the next few weeks it was likely to recommend that thru-hikers and all other hikers can return to the...

Jun 16, 2020 : Hugh Owen
Joe “Stringbean” McConaughy Sets the Self-Supported Long Trail FKT

Joe “Stringbean” McConaughy Sets the Self-Supported Long Trail FKT

Updated 7/5: Due to a technicality in the FKT rule book, Stringbean now holds the "self-supported" FKT, and the previous unsupported FKT stands from 2019. Joe "Stringbean" McConaughy set off

Jun 15, 2020 : Brandon Chase
Man Accused in AT Hiker’s Death Found Competent to Stand Trial

Man Accused in AT Hiker’s Death Found Competent to Stand Trial

The man accused of killing Appalachian Trail hiker Ronald Sanchez Jr. and severely injuring a female hiker in May 2019 has been declared competent to stand trial for murder, according...

Jun 11, 2020 : Hugh Owen