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KOIN.com

Pacific Crest Trail reopens through Crater Lake National Park as fire threat ...
The Register-Guard
CRATER LAKE NATIONAL PARK ? The entire length of the Pacific Crest Trail within Oregon's Crater Lake National Park is now open. Wildfire dangers had closed a section of the trail from the park's northern boundary to the junction with Lightning Springs ...
YMCA relay gave 'legs' to creating Pacific Crest TrailSan Bernardino County Sun

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Palm Springs Life

Call of the Wild
Palm Springs Life
If you happen to be hiking a portion of the 57-mile slice of the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) that begins off Highway 74 in Palm Desert, you might notice something remarkable: lots of other hikers. Cheryl Strayed, author of the international best seller ...
Local Man Finishes Pacific Crest Trail Hike of Over 2500 milesVoice of the Valley

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OregonLive.com

Pacific Crest Trail stretches 460 miles across Oregon; do these 15 best day hikes
OregonLive.com
Either way, that long-distance trail gem, from Mexico to Canada, is etched in the minds of many American hikers, especially those who live in the states the Pacific Crest Trail crosses _ California, Oregon and Washington. Signs posted at junctions ...
Claire Henley: Adventures West (Time To Get Going)The Chattanoogan

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Pacific Crest Trail Reopens in Crater Lake National Park
KDRV
CRATER LAKE, Ore. -- The entire length of the Pacific Crest Trail within Crater Lake National Park is now open. The section of the trail from the park's north boundary to the junction with Lightning Springs Trail had been closed because of hazardous ...


OregonLive.com

Pacific Crest Trail crosses Columbia River on Bridge of the Gods
OregonLive.com
A pickup from Oklahoma drives across Bridge of the Gods while the Columbia Gorge Sternwheeler comes into view after crossing under it. The Pacific Crest Trail at Cascade Locks features a walk across the Bridge of the Gods. Terry Richard/Staff.


OregonLive.com

Pacific Crest Trail Days at hand for Cascade Locks
OregonLive.com
The event is family-friendly and free to attend, with a small fee for overnight camping on Thunder Island. Raffle proceeds are donated to the Pacific Crest Trail Association and the American Long Distance Hiking Association-West (facebook.com/aldhawest).


Christian Science Monitor

How a suspected killer eluded police on Pacific Crest Trail
Christian Science Monitor
Los Angeles ? A man suspected of killing a retired dentist, taking three men hostage and wounding two deputies was likely traveling a section of the famed Pacific Crest Trail to elude searchers during an 18-day manhunt, authorities said. Investigators ...

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Daily Record

Taking on a section of the Pacific Crest Trail near Snoqualmie Pass
Daily Record
In my mind the most scenic portion of the Pacific Crest Trail is right here in our own back yard from Snoqualmie Pass to the Canadian border. For me, the name Kendall Katwalk conjures up an image of a narrow pathway blasted out of a steeply sloped rock ...


The Seattle Times

Top crew will fight Blankenship fire in effort to open PCT
The Seattle Times
STEHEKIN ? With more than 800 hikers still headed north on the Pacific Crest Trail, unusual steps will be taken to try to reopen a section of the trail that has been closed by a wildfire for almost three weeks. One of the top firefighting crews in the ...
Pacific Crest Trail has its roots in the Great DepressionSan Bernardino County Sun
WATCH: Local crews help rescue injured Pacific Crest Trail hikerQ13 FOX
Pacific Crest Trail hikers make Cascade Locks a busy place in AugustOregonLive.com
Yakima Herald-Republic
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Reno Gazette Journal

Pacific Crest Trail: Backpacking to save the planet
Reno Gazette Journal
The movie 'Wild' burnished the romantic legend of the Pacific Crest Trail as a place where people save themselves from their own demons. But a California professor wants to make the 2,650-mile trail a place where students and scientists help save the ...

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Steamboat Pilot & Today

Runner gets redemption during Continental Divide Trail Run
Steamboat Pilot & Today
#Steamboat Springs ? Saturday was a day of redemption for the women's Continental Divide Trail Run winner. #Exactly a year ago, Tammy Jacques was coming down the last hairpin turn on her mountain bike at Beaver Creek when she got a flat.


Mother Nature looks cooperative for 2015 Continental Divide Trail Run
Steamboat Pilot & Today
#Steamboat Springs ? Last year's Continental Divide Trail Run didn't happen. The morning of the brutal Steamboat Springs Running Series race last August, abnormally cold and wet weather decimated the trail conditions high in the mountains and put an ...


Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado reroutes Continental Divide Trail
Mountain Mail Newspaper
Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado is prepping for a reroute project on the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail, about 5 miles south of St. Elmo, and is looking for about 30 volunteers for two upcoming project weekends. The first project weekend is Aug.


Slow fire in B-T left to burn
Jackson Hole News&Guide
The Bridger-Teton National Forest reported Monday that the Sandpoint Fire in the Pinedale Ranger District of the Bridger-Teton National Forest is still burning. The fire was reported Aug. 22, and is ?deep within the Bridger Wilderness of the Wind River ...

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Huffington Post

Long Trails and Wild Spaces
Huffington Post
I paused before I passed the sign to officially enter the Continental Divide Trail: one of America's longest and most challenging trails. The view of ragged peaks beyond a major highway was a reminder of just how physically close but experientially far ...

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The Denver Post (blog)

Leadville 100 Trail Run 2015: Ian Sharman's race by the numbers
The Denver Post (blog)
On the Continental Divide Trail Climb, a 1,390-foot at an 8 percent grade over 3.1-miles, he set a Strava course record in 42:03. The middle 25 percent of his race to the halfway point was completed in 4:25. The halfway point to the 75 percent mark was ...

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Great Falls Tribune

Great Falls man through-hiking Continental Divide Trail
Great Falls Tribune
For the last several years, Marty Bannon has spent a portion of his summers doing volunteer work on the Continental Divide Trail with CDT Montana. While working on trail, Bannon, a retired Air Force officer who lives in Great Falls, has met several ...

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Steamboat Pilot & Today

Continental Divide Trail through-hiker stops to give speech at sponsor Smartwool
Steamboat Pilot & Today
#So it was last Friday for Continental Divide Trail through-hiker Ken Dawson, of Michigan, who, midway through his 3,100-mile traipse from Mexico to Canada along the spine of the Rockies, stopped over in Steamboat Springs for a welcome lunch, reception ...


Boston Globe

Appalachian Trail getting a promotional boost
Boston Globe
Its sister paths here in the US, the Continental Divide Trail (3,100 miles) and the Pacific Crest Trail (2,700), are longer and invite other kinds of traffic (mainly horses). Together, the three form the Triple Crown of long-distance high in the United ...

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Lunenburg man completes 2220-mile Appalachian Trail -- and he didn't stop there
Sentinel & Enterprise
Next on his list are the Pacific Crest Trail and the Continental Divide Trail, which, along with the Appalachian Trail, make up the "Triple Crown of Hiking." He'll do them someday, he said, whether in 20 years or in 50 years. "Maybe I'll be that 76 ...

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MLive.com

Hikers gone wild: Appalachian Trail partying raises tension
MLive.com
In this photo provided by Jackson Spencer, Spencer poses atop Mount Washington along the Appalachian Trail in New Hampshire. Spencer, who finished the entire trail in just 99 days, said he was looking forward to enjoying the wilderness and getting away ...
Hikers behaving badly: Appalachian Trail partying raises ireCT Post
Can the Appalachian Trail Survive 'A Walk in the Woods?'Outside Magazine
From Georgia to Maine, Appalachian Trail partying raises ireBoston Globe
W*USA 9 -Here And Now
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Toledo Blade

Appalachian Trail partying raises ire
Toledo Blade
With last year's release of the movie ?Wild,? about a woman's journey on the Pacific Crest Trail, and what experts call a growing interest in outdoor activities, the number of people on the Appalachian Trail has exploded. And the numbers are only ...

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Observer

Blotto and Sundance Hike the Appalachian Trail
Observer
In All Is Lost, he took on the role of the taciturn sailor stranded at sea. But in A Walk in the Woods, the new movie he stars in based on Bill Bryson's great book about hiking the Appalachian Trail, Mr. Redford lightens up and shows us his playful side.
'A Walk in the Woods' review: The Appalachian Trail can be a laughing matterPhilly.com
With 'A Walk in the Woods' release, Appalachian Trail hikers encouraged to ...PennLive.com (blog)
Book inspires Merton local to walk US Appalachian TrailABC Local
Chicago Daily Herald -Deadline -Newser
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STLtoday.com

Redford and Nolte amble down the Appalachian Trail in 'A Walk in the Woods'
STLtoday.com
But Bryson is instead drawn by a mysterious longing to hike the Appalachian Trail. His concerned wife (Emma Thompson ? now there's a couple) insists he find a companion. When everyone he can think of turns him down, Katz, with whom Bryson had lost ...


Baxter State Park Officials Consider Future of Appalachian Trail
WABI
A sharp rise in the number people using the Appalachian Trail is causing more problems along the trail than ever. According to officials, hikers are openly using drugs and drinking alcohol, camping where they aren't supposed to, and trying to pass ...


Parade

Walk in the Woods: The Appalachian Trail
Parade
The Appalachian Trail ?has this aura about it,? says Executive Director of the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, Ronald Tipton, 67, whose thru-hike (covering the entire trail in a single, long trip) at age 29 changed his life. ?There's no other hike like ...
Asheville-made Appalachian Trail game hits next levelAsheville Citizen-Times
9 day hikes along the Appalachian Trail in PennsylvaniaPennLive.com (blog)
Bill Bryson Fears Humans More Than BearsNew York Times

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Boston Globe

The Appalachian Trail is inspiration for Maine novelist
Boston Globe
In his latest book, ?The Precipice,? the action centers on the Appalachian Trail, no random choice on Doiron's part. Besides being the former editor in chief of Down East: The Magazine of Maine, Doiron is a Registered Maine Guide, a certification that ...

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Boston Globe

Appalachian Trail getting a promotional boost
Boston Globe
The Appalachian Trail, one of our country's three longest hiking paths, runs nearly 2,200 miles from Maine to Georgia. Annually, about 3 million people step foot on at least a section of it, and a tiny fraction of those visitors, approximately 3,000 ...
Is Robert Redford Retiring from Acting?Closer Weekly

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Dallas Morning News (blog)

UPDATED: Is this Susan Hawk's 'hiking the Appalachian Trail' moment?
Dallas Morning News (blog)
Remember that day back in 2009 when S.C. Gov. Mark Sanford had to explain, well, actually, he wasn't really hiking the Appalachian Trail. Is this the kind of scene we're about to see in Dallas when Susan Hawk decides to make an appearance? (AP).

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Knoxville News Sentinel

Organizations prepare for increased use of Appalachian Trail
Bangor Daily News
The Appalachian Mountain Club reported having 6,000 visitors stay at its two lodges near Moosehead Lake and the 100-Mile Wilderness in 2013. Appalachian Trail organizations in Maine are working together to create a sustainable plan as the trail becomes ...
National Park officials prepare for Appalachian TrailKnoxville News Sentinel
National Park officials prepare for Appalachian Trail onslaughtWRCB-TV
See for yourself what all the buzz is about Appalachian TrailPoughkeepsie Journal

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