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Are the Triple Crown Trails Getting Some Much Needed Recovery? It’s Complicated.

Are the Triple Crown Trails Getting Some Much Needed Recovery? It’s Complicated.

Every year, millions of people step onto the country’s long-distance trails, but this year many sections of the AT, PCT, and CDT remain dormant. The disappointing start to the 2020...

May 14, 2020 : Alex Murphy
JMT COVID-19 Updates: * Updated May 30, 2020 *

JMT COVID-19 Updates: * Updated May 30, 2020 *

  While hiking this past weekend, I met a man who gave up his PCT thru-hiking permit last month, further driving the point that many hikers' dreams have been shattered...

May 12, 2020 : Chad Lubinski
Stay Prepped for Your Hike During COVID-19

Stay Prepped for Your Hike During COVID-19

You may be sitting at home right now wondering what to do with yourself now that you've had to cancel or postpone your lifelong dream of thru-hiking a long trail....

Apr 7, 2020 : Sarah Rogers
Pox & Puss O.P.P. #10 – The Quarantine Edition

Pox & Puss O.P.P. #10 – The Quarantine Edition

Hey. How are you doing these days? Did you hear that the Appalachian Trail is kinda closed? We figured if the AT is closed, we'll talk about other stuff right...

Apr 6, 2020 : Pox & Puss Podcast
A Thru-Hiker Letter to COVID-19

A Thru-Hiker Letter to COVID-19

Dear COVID-19, Leave. Get out of our bodies. Get off trail. You, COVID-19, YOU #stayhome. This is not a request from the PCTA, but a demand from me, a human....

Mar 30, 2020 : Shannon Quadres
COVID-19 Contingency Plan: Four Other Hikes to Consider

COVID-19 Contingency Plan: Four Other Hikes to Consider

Seeing thru-hikers cancel or postpone their hikes due to COVID-19 is heartbreaking. Considering my thru-hike of the JMT begins on July 16, I wouldn't be surprised if it's canceled. In...

Mar 30, 2020 : Chad Lubinski
(Updated) CDTC Asks Thru-Hikers to Postpone, Avoid Discretionary Travel to Reflect Closures and Stay-at-Home Orders

(Updated) CDTC Asks Thru-Hikers to Postpone, Avoid Discretionary Travel to Reflect Closures and Stay-at-Home Orders

On March 17, the Continental Divide Trail Coalition requested that 2020 CDT hikers postpone their section and thru-hikes due to COVID-19.

Mar 27, 2020 : Samantha Olthof
I Tabled My 2020 PCT Thru-Hike Because of Coronavirus

I Tabled My 2020 PCT Thru-Hike Because of Coronavirus

Time flies when you're (not really) having fun. Three days ago I posted the rest of my gear for the PCT. Two days ago I made a plan to send...

Mar 16, 2020 : Maggie Slepian