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89.3 KPCC

Teddi Boston recalls historic solo walk on the Pacific Crest Trail
89.3 KPCC
Every summer, hundreds of hikers make their way from the Mexican border to the Canadian border on the Pacific Crest Trail. This year the Pacific Crest Trail Association estimates there are well over 1,000 hikers attempting the walk through California ...


Fire prompts detour along Pacific Crest Trail
Omak Okanogan County Chronicle
#HOLDEN VILLAGE ? Flames from the Blankenship Fire are expected to reach the Pacific Crest Trail this weekend. #The July 14 fire has grown to about 100 acres and is burning on Mount Blankenship in the Glacier Peak Wilderness. The fire is on public ...


abc7news.com

Man captures 2660-mile hike on Pacific Crest Trail in amazing three-minute video
abc7news.com
Man captures 2,660-mile hike in amazing three-minute video. (Halfway Anywhere/Storyful). KGO. Thursday, July 30, 2015 03:39AM. A hiking enthusiast managed to capture all the incredible sights down the 2,660-mile-long Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) in a ...
Pacific Crest Trail trek updateThe Columbian

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Fox News

Hiker documents one second per day on five-month Pacific Crest Trail journey
Fox News
Do you have a desire to hit the open trails just like Reese Witherspoon in the movie ?Wild?? Inspired by Cheryl Strayed's 2,600 mile journey, hundreds of hikers are now hitting the Pacific Crest Trail looking for adventure, excitement and seriously ...
YouTuber Halfway Anywhere chronicles Pacific Crest Trail for one second each dayDaily Mail
Hike the Pacific Crest Trail in three minutesStuff.co.nz

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Capital Public Radio News

'Wild' Draws Huge Crowds To The Pacific Crest Trail
Capital Public Radio News
A lone hiker on the Pacific Crest Trail in Yosemite National Park. Lesley McClurg / Capital Public Radio. Rachel D'antona stops for a drink of water on the trail. She's a bartender in Franklin, Tennessee. She's walked 20 to 30 miles a day. It has ...

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TheNewsTribune.com (blog)

Larry LaRue: Pacific Crest Trail 'turtles' have slow-hiked 1000 miles-plus
TheNewsTribune.com (blog)
Debbie Gist, a 47-year-old Lakewood nurse, and her 61-year-old husband, Steve, left, have been hiking the Pacific Crest Trail since April 15 are at home for break with 50 pounds backpack they used on Wednesday, July 22, 2015. They're home for a few ...


The Spokesman Review (blog)

Wildfires force evacuation of Lucerne, Holden Village; PCT hikers re-routed
The Spokesman Review (blog)
Pacific Crest Trail hikers had been detoured off the trail to Stehekin and routed to Holden. Now the detour is CLOSED heading into Holden Village and out of Stehekin as conditions are rapidly changing on the ground. Northbound hikers are being rerouted ...
Wildfire hits Lake Chelan at height of tourist seasonThe Seattle Times
Chelan open for business despite wildfire smokeKING5.com
Mayor frustrated as thick smoke forces evacuations at Lake ChelanKOMO News
KIRO Seattle
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Blankenship fire closing part of Pacific Crest Trail
The Seattle Times
WENATCHEE, Wash. (AP) ? A portion of the Pacific Crest Trail in Washington state will be closed starting Saturday because of a small wildfire in the Agnes Creek area. The Blankenship Fire has burned about 70 acres in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National ...

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Glacier Peak wildfire could force Pacific Crest Trail reroute
The Seattle Times
?The Blankenship Fire is burning approximately one mile west of the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) in the South Fork Agnes Creek drainage and may back down to the trail,? said a Forest Service statement. ?For public safety, if the fire nears the PCT, a ...


ABC30.com

Brother and sister tackle Pacific Crest Trail
ABC30.com
A brother-sister duo is in the middle of an adventure keeping them away from family, friends and their jobs as nurses for the next few months. They aren't even halfway through the Pacific Crest Trail, but already they have their sights set on their ...

The CDT in the News


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 ...


Trail of the WeekThe Continental Divide Trail
Sky Hi Daily News
The Continental Divide Trail (CDT) is a 3,100 mile long National Scenic Trail that runs along the ?spine? of the United States from Canada to Mexico. It is the highest and most remote of the National Scenic Trails. The CDT was officially designated as ...

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taosnews

Commission: Long road to completion of Rio Grande Trail
taosnews
?The Continental Divide Trail faced some of the same challenges the Rio Grande Trail will face,? said Commissioner Peter Mattox of Las Cruces. Mattox said he has twice hiked the 3,100-mile length of the Continental Divide Trail. Started in 1978, many ...
State designates first miles of new trailKRQE News 13

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Community Calendar
Cortez Journal
The Mancos Public Library hosts Dustin Partridge's slideshow ?Thru-Hiking the Continental Divide,? at 7 p.m. The Masncos resident hike more than 3,000 miles on the Continental Divide Trail through five states. Details: www.mancoslibrary.org or ...


Community notes - July 31, 2015
Estes Park Trail-Gazette
This summer Storey and her husband Porter are hiking the Continental Divide Trail so she will be joining us on the big screen from Montana. The First Monday Book Group meets year-round to discuss current and classic books. Visitors and guests are ...


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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Great Falls Tribune

With fire burning in Glacier, hike from Highway 2
Great Falls Tribune
CONTINENTAL DIVIDE TRAIL/MARIAS PASS: From the Marias Pass parking lot/campground locate the trail marker for the Elk Calf Trail No. 137. This ultimately passes below the peak, but hikes along this trail, no matter how far you go are rewarding, and ...

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Helena Independent Record

Good Morning, Helena: Clothing swap, night hike and boxing
Helena Independent Record
Today's Helena events calendar also includes the ?Once in a Blue Moon? night hike along the Continental Divide trail on MacDonald Pass. A blue moon is the second full moon of a calendar month, and the hike group will meet at 6:45 p.m. at the Quigley ...


Meet Bill Appel: The angel of the Colorado Trail
Colorado Springs Gazette
Saver is a triple-crowner, meaning she has completed the country's three biggest hikes - Pacific Crest Trail, Appalachian Trail and Continental Divide Trail. She has seen the magic many times, in the form of a bag of chips, a ride to town or a heads-up ...

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Continental Divide Trail Days begin Friday
Silver City Sun-News
"This is the inaugural event for the entire Continental Divide Trail, and this is the first time it is being held," said Teresa Martinez, executive director of the Continental Divide Trail Coalition on Tuesday. "And this first event is being held in ...

The AT in the News


Miami Herald

For international lawyer, on the Appalachian Trail and off the grid is perfect ...
Miami Herald
Among his friends and family, Peter Quinter is known for taking calls and replying to emails at all hours of the day. As an international lawyer, his clients are often halfway around the world and a few time zones away. But Friday, when he laces up his ...


Press Herald

Baxter State Park pushes back on rising number of Appalachian Trail 'thru-hikers'
Press Herald
TOWNSHIP 2, RANGE 10 ? ?Sputnik? had just emerged from the most remote stretch of the Appalachian Trail ? 100 miles of Maine ?wilderness? with no stores, towns or even paved roads ? when he paused to consider a different ending to the life-changing ...
It's a long, long trail ...Waterbury Republican American
Mile-high climb an uphill battle compared to trek in my 20sPress of Atlantic City
Climbing Maine's Katahdin is not for sissiesThe Japan Times

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USA TODAY

'Trail angels' support Appalachian through-hikers
USA TODAY
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. ? Every summer, they trek through New York on their way from Georgia to Maine ? a scruffy bunch whose determination to hike the entire Appalachian Trail finds them pushing through the Hudson Valley in July and August. For many ...
Hiking the Appalachian Trail: Rain dampens gear and spirit, just brieflyPress Herald
Volunteers Clean Up at North Adams' First Annual Appalachian Trail DayiBerkshires.com
Outdoors with the AMC: Keeping track of summit visitorsThe Union Leader

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Detroit Free Press

Livonia men hike entire Appalachian Trail in 4 months
Detroit Free Press
Returning home from hiking the Appalachian Trail, Livonia resident Ryan Keeling said he had to get adjusted to his real name. Keeling went by Pippin, and his co-hiker, Quinn Osgood, went by Merry while hiking the nearly 2,200-mile trail earlier this year.


The Journal News | LoHud.com

Local hosts support Appalachian Trail hikers on their way to Maine
The Journal News | LoHud.com
Every summer, they trek through New York on their way from Georgia to Maine ? a scruffy bunch whose determination to hike the entire Appalachian Trail finds them pushing through the Hudson Valley in July and August. For many, the roughly 2,189-mile ...
VIDEO: Hikers have a friend along the Appalachian TrailThe Journal News / Lohud.com

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Frederick News Post (subscription)

'Angel' meets, hauls variety of hikers to from Appalachian Trail
Frederick News Post (subscription)
The Trail Angel website describes the importance of people in various communities along the Appalachian Trail who haul hikers to and from resupply and resting sites: "Today, 1,000 to 2,000 people attempt to hike the Appalachian Trail every year.".


Woman hiking Appalachian Trail found unconscious on Mount Cube
WMUR Manchester
Anna Long, of Norfork, Va. was hiking the Appalachian Trail with a hiking partner. After arriving at the shelter on Mt. Cube Monday evening, the two hikers went to sleep for the night. When Long's hiking partner awakened Tuesday, Long was still sleeping.


WMUR Manchester

Appalachian Trail thru hikers are treated to NH views, hospitality
WMUR Manchester
"You'll need a backbacking tent, tarps, or hammock because the shelters fill up," the Appalachian Trail Conservancy advises. For the first time this year, the organization encouraged people to sign up for when they were beginning so you could see the ...


NPR

Ultramarathoner Finishes The Appalachian Trail In Record Time
NPR
2,189 miles in 46 days, 8 hours and 7 minutes. That's how long it took for Scott Jurek to complete the Appalachian Trail, setting a new record for the fastest known finish. He left Springer Mountain, Ga., at 5:56 a.m. ET on May 27 and ended at the top ...
Ultramarathoner sets Appalachian Trail recordUSA TODAY
Scott Jurek Celebrates a New Appalachian Trail Thru-Hike Speed RecordRunner's World Newswire
Ultramarathoner becomes fastest to finish Appalachian TrailCNN
Bangor Daily News -ABC News
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Hartford Courant

Manchester Man's Appalachian Trail Hike To Raise Funds For Addiction Recovery
Hartford Courant
Valentine always intended his Appalachian Trail hike to help put a face on recovery. "People in recovery can go on to do extraordinary things," Valentine said. "Whether it's recovery from alcohol addiction or stage four cancer, there is the potential ...

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