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Valley Public Radio

'Wild' Growth In Hikers On Pacific Crest Trail
Valley Public Radio
A popular hiking and equestrian trail that stretches through the Central Sierra has started to see an increasing number of hikers. As FM89's Jason Scott reports, Hollywood may be to thank for it. The Pacific Crest Trail stretches 2,600 miles from the U ...


The Register-Guard

Travel diary: Saying good-bye to the Pacific Crest Trail
Chron.com (blog)
Editor's note: Houstonian Jason MacInnis is spending his summer vacation ? most of it, anyway ? hiking a portion of the 2,650-mile Pacific Crest Trail, which was featured in ?Wild,? the 2014 film starring Reese Witherspoon. Check this blog throughout ...
A summer of glutThe Register-Guard

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Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail By Cheryl Strayed
Canon City Daily Record
A memoir bridges the gap between people, finding connection in the ways we are different yet still the same. Wild, the incredibly vulnerable story of a young woman's hike on the Pacific Crest Trail, is such a bridge. We have all had a burden that was ...


89.3 KPCC

Lake Fire burns Pacific Crest Trail segment, forcing detours
89.3 KPCC
The Pacific Crest Trail was backdrop to the movie "Wild," about a woman who backpacks solo while confronting life's problems. The Trail has its own problems now. A segment of the Pacific Crest Trail burned in the Lake Fire and has been closed indefinitely.
Travel diary: Bears on the Pacific Crest TrailChron.com (blog)
Spike in ?Wild?-inspired adventures prompts restrictionsBend Bulletin
PCT hikers planning romantic rendezvousThe Spokesman Review
Huffington Post
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Chron.com (blog)

Travel diary: The Pacific Crest Trail enters the Sierras
Chron.com (blog)
We had a light rain the last mile and a big pull ? 800 feet in a mile. We are 60 miles out of Kennedy Meadows at the end of day four. Our plan for tomorrow is to get into position to do Forester Pass ? the high point on the Pacific Crest Trail ? the ...


CBS Local

Man Hiking Pacific Crest Trail To Help A Stranger Walk Again With Robotic Legs
CBS Local
SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) ? A man from Bakersfield is currently hiking the Pacific Crest Trail to help raise money for his friend, to buy some pretty expensive robotic gear to help him walk again. After being shot during a robbery in 2007, Arthur ...


Pacific Crest Trail treks
The Columbian
Editor's note: The Columbian is following the progress of two through-hikers attempting to walk the 2,650 miles of the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail from Mexico to Canada. Updates are published as they become available. Anthony Mannello, 27, of ...


Chron.com (blog)

Travel diary: Trail angels on the Pacific Crest Trail
Chron.com (blog)
These people voluntarily use their own resources to provide food, rides, water (!) and general support for hikers on the Pacific Crest Trail. Very often, when a hiker gets into trouble, sprains an ankle, say, the trail angels are the only option for ...

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New Jersey Herald

Applachian Trail hikers 'walk off the war'
New Jersey Herald
Besides the Appalachian Trail, Warrior Hike runs hikes on the Arizona Trail, the Continental Divide Trail, the Florida Trail, the Ice Age Trail and the Pacific Crest Trail. ?He (Gobin) was able to get equipment for 27 (applicants),? Newton said. ?They ...
Appalachian Trail thru-hikers are heading for our hillsNewHampshire.com

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Yakima Herald-Republic

Fire burning west of Mount Adams grows to 250 acres
Yakima Herald-Republic
A fire burning on the western flank of Mount Adams had grown to 250 acres Saturday and forced the closure of a number of trails, including a section of the Pacific Crest Trail. The Horseshoe fire is burning in open stands and meadows, as well as heavy ...
Officials concerned about fire near Mount AdamsKATU
Fire breaks out on Mount AdamsOregonLive.com

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The CDT in the News


New Jersey Herald

Applachian Trail hikers 'walk off the war'
New Jersey Herald
Besides the Appalachian Trail, Warrior Hike runs hikes on the Arizona Trail, the Continental Divide Trail, the Florida Trail, the Ice Age Trail and the Pacific Crest Trail. ?He (Gobin) was able to get equipment for 27 (applicants),? Newton said. ?They ...

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Hiking advice from Adventure 16 on big 3 long-distance trails
Los Angeles Times
Learn tips and techniques for hiking three major U.S. long-distance trails: the Appalachian Trail, the Continental Divide Trail and the Pacific Crest Trail ? a 7,900-plus-mile feat that fewer than 200 people have achieved. When, where: 7 p.m. Friday ...


Albuquerque Journal

NM yoga retreats offer focused practice and breathtaking scenery
Albuquerque Journal
Comfortable casitas, yurts and tent cabins accommodate guests. A network of trails winds through the ranch and the surrounding landscape, including a stunning section of the national Continental Divide Trail. ?Vallecitos is a sanctuary for the spirit ...


Great Falls Tribune

Volunteers needed for Benchmark trail project
Great Falls Tribune
CDT Montana, a branch of the Montana Wilderness Association that focuses on maintaining and supporting the Continental Divide Trail, had no problem filling most of its volunteer slots for this summer's trail projects. That was until a longtime partner ...


Chaffee County Times

Calling volunteers to improve mountain trails
Chaffee County Times
Notable trail work includes three proposed projects on the Continental Divide Trail, development of a brand new trail at the Fourmile Travel Management Area, and a trail loop around the Agnes Vaille Falls is being developed. Last year alone, the Bureau ...


Desertexposure

MainStreet Anniversary
Desertexposure
In 2014, Silver City was designated as the first gateway community of the Continental Divide Trail, which has been developed from Canada to Mexico along the continental divide. The Visitor Center is the ?headquarters? for those using the Continental ...


Tourism efforts discussed at town hall meeting
Silver City Sun-News
Silver City is also a gateway community to the Continental Divide Trail, one of the longest and most undeveloped hiking trails in the world. "This year we had our first CDT Trail Days event," Dworin said. "There is incredible potential for New Mexico ...

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Lightning sparks fire in Black Range
Silver City Sun-News
They will continue to prepare areas along the Continental Divide Trail and improve existing firelines within the pre-determined management area. Officials analyzed many elements before deciding to manage the Inman Fire for resource objectives.


Trail for the teens: a hiker's long trek for at risk youth
Uinta County Herald
The joy he, his wife and their two children found in family backpacking trips in remote places across the country spurred the idea of helping others while doing what he loves ? backpacking the length of the Continental Divide Trail. Being outside with ...

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Snapshots: Trail run, class luncheon, reunion, bird watching
Montana Standard
Runners will depart the Pipestone Pass Trailhead between 8 and 8:45 a.m. and are expected to arrive at Homestake Pass between 9 and 11:45 a.m. Proceeds are used to improve the Continental Divide Trail and other trails in the Butte area, including this ...

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The AT in the News


The Union Leader

Appalachian Trail thru-hikers are heading for our hills ROB BURBANK
The Union Leader
Representatives of the Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) in Harpers Ferry, W.Va., which works with government agencies and trail-maintaining clubs to manage the A.T., was anticipating growth in thru-hiker numbers this season, given the recent Reese ...
Applachian Trail hikers 'walk off the war'New Jersey Herald
Stress? There's an app for thatFredericksburg.com

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Herald-Mail Media

New Appalachian Trail official looks to 'enhance the hiking experience'
Herald-Mail Media
Dennis Shaffer, the Appalachian Trail Conservancy's director of landscape conservation, hikes a trail in Vermont. Though the conservancy is based in Harpers Ferry, W.Va., it covers the 2,168-mile trail, which stretches from Maine to Georgia, passing ...
Couple is halfway through Appalachian TrailMansfield News Journal
Twenty years on, revisiting the Appalachian TrailPittsburgh Post-Gazette

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Press Herald

Hiking the Appalachian Trail: Making some unexpected friends in North Carolina
Press Herald
Ten miles north of Hot Springs, North Carolina, the Appalachian Trail reaches an old fire tower atop Rich Mountain at 3,500 feet. It had been on my mind for some time to camp at this spot and that's just what I did at a delightfully early afternoon hour.


Charleston Post Courier

Runner hoping to break record for hiking Appalachian Trail
Charleston Post Courier
Adams, 64, of West Ashley, is a former reporter and public relations staffer who is spending his fourth summer as an Appalachian Trail ridge-runner. These are people hired to camp and hike along high-use areas of the trail, talking to visitors about ...


WCYB

Tracking sex offender with missing teen on the Appalachian Trail
WCYB
Flyers are placed in log books along the Appalachian Trail warning hikers like Tim Morphew about the AMBER Alert involving Hayleigh Wilson and Benjamin Shook. Hikers we talked to say most people keep to themselves but everyone is on the lookout.
100+ searchers continue to look for missing 14-year-old girl around Sugar GroveSouthwest Virginia Today
Search goes on for missing Hawkins County girl, sex offenderWBIR-TV

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Men's Journal

Scott Jurek's Masterpiece: Taking on the Appalachian Trail
Men's Journal
Legendary ultra-runner David Horton is widely credited with establishing the first "fastest known time" (or FKT) for a supported thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail. For 52 straight days in the summer of 1991, Horton woke between 4 A.M. and 5 A.M. and ...
Scott Jurek Hints at RetirementOutside Magazine

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Mother Nature Network (blog)

Ultrarunner tries to break Appalachian Trail record
Mother Nature Network (blog)
question of the running community as runners around the world keep track of ultramarathoner Scott Jurek on his attempt to break the Appalachian Trail speed record. The Appalachian Trail ? or AT as it is known ? is the famous 2,160-mile trail that ...


Where is Scott Jurek on the Appalachian Trail?
Runner's World Newswire
Over 2,189 miles, 14 states, and 515,000 feet of elevation change, Scott Jurek is currently attempting to become the fastest person to ever complete the Appalachian Trail. The current record, held by Jennifer Pharr Davis, stands at 46 days, 11 hours ...

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Lewiston Sun Journal

Botanist attempting to run Appalachian Trail in 55 days arrives in Maine
Lewiston Sun Journal
In Maine's 100-Mile Wilderness, a remote section of the trail between Baxter State Park and Monson, the Appalachian Trail is only accessible via woods roads. The 33-year-old runner plans to run an average of 39 miles per day, scrambling up and down ...

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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The Next Page: Illustrations of life on the Appalachian Trail
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
By Don Hopey / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. The Appalachian Trail never was intended to be a walk in the wilderness. But for much of its 90 years, the footpath, also known as ?America's Trail,? has been a getaway. In this series. ? Twenty years on ...

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