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What You Need to Know About the Appalachian Trail Kickoff

What You Need to Know About the Appalachian Trail Kickoff

The Appalachian Trail Kickoff, or ATKO, is an annual event held in early March. This event has been going on for 18 years, and continues to get better and better...

Feb 10, 2018 : Stacia Bennett
Medical: Scabies Reported Along Southern Virginia AT

Medical: Scabies Reported Along Southern Virginia AT

Pictured: Scabies on Upper Left Leg of Diagnosed Hiker  Update (6/3/2017 19:40:00): More reports are coming in of similar bug sites and rashes from up to five other thru-hikers and...

Jun 4, 2017 : Jeremy Gottschalk
Forest Fire in Shenandoah National Park Closes Section of Appalachian Trail

Forest Fire in Shenandoah National Park Closes Section of Appalachian Trail

A forest fire at Rocky Mountain in Shenandoah National Park has resulted in a closure to a section of the Appalachian Trail. The closure affects miles 892.1 - 897.3 NOBO (1291.8 -...

Apr 18, 2016 : Zach
AT Thru-Hiker, “Bismarck”, Arrested at Trail Days on Embezzling Charges

AT Thru-Hiker, “Bismarck”, Arrested at Trail Days on Embezzling Charges

This past Saturday, May 16th, a former Appalachian Trail thru-hiker, James "Bismarck" Hammes, was arrested at Trail Days in Damascus, Virginia, as first reported on Kentucky.com. Hammes is accused

May 19, 2015 : Paul "BigTex" Bunker
Updates Announced for Southern California on the PCT

Updates Announced for Southern California on the PCT

Attention all prospective 2015 PCT thru-hikers! The Pacific Crest Trail Association (PCTA) has just announced a slew of new improvements and updates that are going to be hitting the PCT this...

Feb 4, 2015 : Kenny Howell
Deer Tick Virus May Be On Rise Near the Appalachian Trail

Deer Tick Virus May Be On Rise Near the Appalachian Trail

Ticks. In the outdoor community there are few creatures more feared or more despised than the tick. First of all they suck your blood to survive. Next consider that the...

Jun 5, 2014 : Kenny Howell