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Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail: The holy grail for avid backpackers
LA Daily News
In 1932, Clinton Clarke, who is known as the ?Father of the Pacific Crest Trail,? began exploring the idea ? and in the late 1930s, the YMCA organized relay teams to scout the route, which first appeared on federal government maps in 1939. In 1968 ...

Hiker Speeds Through Pacific Crest Trail In Record Time
New Hampshire Public Radio
Joe McConaughy hiked the full 2,660 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail in 53 days, 6 hours and 37 minutes ? a new record. The 23-year-old Seattle man ran or speed-hiked the entire trail, which runs along the West Coast, from Mexico to Canada, and beat ...

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Hikers try to improve Pacific Crest Trail app
The San Luis Obispo Tribune
EVERETT, Wash. ? Hiking along the Pacific Crest Trail this summer, Lon Cooper looks like a human version of the Google Street View car. Rising out of the side of his stuffed backpack is a gray pipe with a small, but thick, circular top. The antenna ...
Halfmile PCT app good for planning ? or appeasing whiny kidsHeraldNet (blog)

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OPB News (blog)

'Wild' Inspires More Hikers To Conquer Pacific Crest Trail
OPB News (blog)
When books like ?Wild,? come along, you can't help but put yourself in the protagonist's shoes ? in this case, hitting the Pacific Crest Trail, getting lost to find yourself. While some of us will never have the guts to conquer 1,100 miles alone like ...

Vets hike 2600 miles to heal war wounds
After struggling to get a foothold in civilian life, the two hit the trail - the Pacific Crest Trail. It's nearly 2,700 miles along America's west coast, from Mexico to Canada, with a whole lot of time to think in between. Bielecki had one mission in ...

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Pacific Crest Trail on way to Canada make pit stop in Yakima Valley
Yakima Herald-Republic
Dana Hendricks, who represents the Pacific Crest Trail Association for the Columbia Cascades region, suggests volunteering to help maintain the trail, cutting brush and shoring it up against erosion. Several weeklong volunteer camps are scheduled each ...

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Evans completes PCT hike
Newport News Times
Jason Evans, a former staffer at the News-Times, reached the northern terminus of the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT), located next to Manning Park, Canada, on the U.S.-Canada border, on Sept. 13. Evans spent four-and-a-half months hiking the PCT while ...

Journey on the Pacific Crest Trail
Wicked Local North Andover
From April to September 2013, Wendy Johnston backpacked the entire 2,700-mile-long Pacific Crest Trail from the United States/Mexican border to the United States/Canadian border through California, Oregon and Washington. Johnston presents a ...

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Manitoulin Expositor

Gore Bay girl Danielle Brunetti hikes entire Pacific Crest Trail
Manitoulin Expositor
GORE BAY?They have done it! Danielle Brunetti and her friend Darren Quesnel have completed the 4,200 kilometre hike of the entire Pacific Coast Trail (PCT). ?We did it! We successfully walked 4,200 kilometres!? the couple enthused on their Facebook ...

Reno Gazette Journal

Leg wound, insulting statues, good people on 'Strange Loop'
Reno Gazette Journal
Adam Bradley of Reno pedals across the Navajo Reservation. Bradley, 42, is on a 16-month, 16,000 mile trip by foot and bicycle around the United States. (Photo: Adam Bradley/Special to the RGJ )Buy Photo. 18 CONNECT 8 TWEETLINKEDIN 1 ...

The CDT in the News

Fresno Bee

Trail Mix for 9/18: Clovis hiker on last legs of Continental Divide Trail journey
Fresno Bee
After nearly four months, Sara Fry is in the closing stages of her 3,100-mile cross-country journey on the Continental Divide Trail. Fry, a 23-year-old who survived a traumatic brain injury at 15 and melanoma cancer at 18, was featured by The Bee in May.

Mastic man Ted Warren completes 3100-mile hike on the Great Continental ...
News 12 Long Island
A Mastic man is proud to call himself a triple crown in the long distance hiking community after he completed a hike that spanned more than 3,000 miles. Ted Warren, also known as "Scarecrow," returned home Friday from hiking the Great Continental Divide.

Freedom Is A 3100 Mile Solo Hike
Kayla Murchison is taking a solo through-hike of the Continental Divide trail from Mexico to Canada. Credit Clay Scott. "I can't imagine a better existence," says Kayla Murchison. She's nearing the end of a 3,100 mile solo hike on the Continental ...

Helena Independent Record

New Divide Travel Plan gets mixed reviews
Helena Independent Record
Alternative 5 takes a pragmatic approach, blocking off areas for motorized and nonmotorized users and will do a better job protecting the Continental Divide Trail, he said. The alternative also proves the best for mountain bikers, said Bob Allen, co ...

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At the YMCA: New groups cycling class slated
Montana Standard
Closer to home we will ride a fall cycle tour featuring a New England state, California wine country, the Redwood forest, or do mountain biking in St George, Moab, or locally on the Continental Divide Trail. The virtual videos will be a combination of ...

Great Falls Tribune

Outdoor briefs for the week of Sept. 25
Great Falls Tribune
Summit Mountain Lodge at Marias Pass and the Montana Wilderness Association are giving people a chance to congratulate Continental Divide Trail through-hikers at the second annual Hiker Hoopla. Through-hikers, those who hike from the Mexican border ...

Action Hub

Thru-Hiker Justin Lichter Prepares for Winter PCT Trek
Action Hub
2005: Continental Divide Trail and Great Divide Trail, which took about five months. 2006: Eastern Continental Trail, which took almost a full year. 2007: Made a hiking route from Durango to Las Vegas (850 miles in about a month), hiked the Southern ...

Radio host quits job to hike long-distance Colorado trail
Laramie Boomerang
The trail runs concurrently with the Continental Divide Trail for several hundred miles. In preparation for the hike, Belden read numerous books, tested tents and backpacks in her living room and mailed boxes of food and supplies to towns she'd be ...

Daily Yonder

Restoring Forests ? and Communities
Daily Yonder
She sits with her morning coffee and a well-worn copy of the Continental Divide Trail map. Looking east from her kitchen window she can see the Beaverhead Mountain Range, where the 3,100 mile trail marks the Idaho-Montana border through the ...

Portland Tribune

Weinhart's 2500 miles and counting
Portland Tribune
Someday, Weinhart hopes to tackle the other two: the Continental Divide Trail (2,800 miles) and the Appalachian Trail (2,160 miles). For now, being one of the few to complete the Pacific Crest Trail is satisfaction enough. ?Right now I'm in this dark ...

The AT in the News


The Story of Dakota Joe, a Jailbird on the Appalachian Trail
His pants were soaked through to the skin?wet denim is slow to dry and wearing it on the Appalachian Trail is generally a bad idea. Every muscle in his body was tense from miles of hiking through the Georgia wilderness. There was no feeling left in ...

Outdoorsman Tackles Challenge Of Hiking Appalachian Trail Despite MS ...
The Post Game (blog)
Adam was diagnosed with MS a decade ago, but he just climbed Mount Washington in New Hampshire, the tallest mountain in the northeastern United States and has hiked more than 700 miles, a third of the total distance of the Appalachian Trail.

The Sheboygan Press

After 7 years Sheboygan man completes 2180-mile Appalachian Trail
The Sheboygan Press
"Grampy" Tom Brown of Sheboygan, who was 60 then, was about to embark on a quest to hike the entire Appalachian Trail, and he took little Alex's shell along with him. It took Brown seven years, but he finally completed the 2,180-mile trek this week. He ...
Travis Glynn hikes the Appalachian TrailMidland Daily News

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Press Herald

Reward increased in search for missing Appalachian Trail hiker in Maine
Press Herald
The family of missing Appalachian Trail hiker Geraldine Largay has increased the reward offered for information about her disappearance from ,000 to ,000, the Maine Warden Service said in a news release Wednesday. Largay, 66, of Brentwood, ...
Injured Hiker Rescued on Appalachian TrailWHAG
Appalachian Trail Hiker Still Missing, Reward IncreasedWABI
Reward for missing Tenn. hiker last seen on Appalachian Trail increasedWKRN
Asheville Citizen-Times -WCSH-TV
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Local High School Dean Hikes the Appalachian Trail to Raise Money for Student ...
MIAMISBURG -- An educator goes on a wild adventure to help his students. Dr. David Rough is the Academic Dean for Dayton Christian School, and he just returned from hiking the Appalachian Trail. Dr. Rough hiked the trail to raise money for students who ...

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TR library to host gardening, Appalachian Trail, photography programs
Travelers Rest Tribune
Local hiker Keith Block shares his experiences of hiking all 2,181 miles of the Appalachian Trail. Block, a retiree from Simpsonville, hiked the trail in 2010. Thursday, Oct. 20 (6 ? 8 p.m.) - Basic Digital Photography (Advance registration required.).

Minnesota Public Radio News (blog)

Fresh off Appalachian Trail, former Marine paddling Mississippi River
La Crosse Tribune
If he makes it, the 28-year-old McCallum will be in an elite club: only about 500 people successfully thru-hike the Appalachian Trail. Numbers are harder to come by for Mississippi River paddlers, but Erik Wrede, water trails coordinator for the ...
For former Marine, one journey isn't enoughMinnesota Public Radio News (blog)

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West Virginia Public Broadcasting

Rising Above Appalachian Stereotypes, Hiking the Appalachian Trail, African ...
West Virginia Public Broadcasting
Rising Above Appalachian Stereotypes: While it's no longer politically correct to use racial, or gender-related remarks that stereotype groups of people, what about negative Appalachian stereotypes? And how do these stereotypes influence the pursuit of ...

Well-Regarded Endurance Athlete Chad Denning Dies While Running ...
Valley News
... that spread throughout the area's running and recreational communities on Monday: Chad Denning, a beloved and seemingly invulnerable endurance athlete from New London, collapsed and died while hiking on the Appalachian Trail on Mt. Moosilauke in ...


Maine family set to complete Appalachian Trail Monday
BOWDOIN COLLEGE GRANT EAST TOWNSHIP, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- A family of four from Maine may make the record books Monday after completing a 2,160-mile hike on the Appalachian Trail. David, Emily, Nathan and Maddy Kallin are expected to ...
Maine Family's Hike Of Appalachian Trail A RarityWABI
Maine family with young children aiming for the record books with hike of ...The Tribune

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