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Reno Gazette Journal

Hiking 2650 miles on Pacific Crest Trail too easy? Try it in winter
Reno Gazette Journal
The wildly popular memoir 'Wild' is pushing interest in hiking the Pacific Crest Trail to the forefront of popular culture. But tackling the 2,650-mile trail during winter is an unheard-of feat ? for now. That's something backcountry adventurers ...


KQED

Pacific Crest Trail Hikers Find Refuge at the Sonora Pass Cafe
KQED
Right now, there are backpackers crossing into Canada after five months of hiking the Pacific Crest Trail. They're called thru-hikers, and they started the trail in Mexico and will traverse 2,650 miles. Now, the lazy among us might have just read ?Wild ...


Hudsonite takes on 2650-mile Pacific Crest Trail
Hudson Hub-Times
Louie Ferdinand is a long way from home. Well, technically Hudson is his home, but for the past four months and some change -- 134 days -- the grueling, breathtakingly-beautiful Pacific Crest Trail was his home. Now, 12 days after finishing his journey ...


Meadville native, husband hike Pacific Crest Trail
SFGate
MEADVILLE, Pa. (AP) ? When former Meadville resident Marcy Laderer Thomas decides to take a walk she doesn't fool around. She and her husband, Dave, recently hiked the 2,663-mile Pacific Crest Trail in 108 days. Starting on May 8 in Campo, Calif., the ...

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Meadville Tribune

Meadville native and her husband hike Pacific Crest Trail
Meadville Tribune
She and her husband, Dave, recently hiked the 2,663-mile Pacific Crest Trail in 108 days. Starting on May 8 in Campo, Calif., the Georgia couple trekked the entire 2,663 miles, finishing up on Aug. 24 in Manning Park on the U.S.-Canadian border in ...


The Seattle Times

38 years after her solo hike, 'trail angel' helps at end of Pacific Crest Trail
The Seattle Times
Jon Potter, "Dogger", from Michigan, left, tells a story after hiking the Pacific Crest Trail and spending the night at Ravensong's Roost in Mazama. Carolyn Burkhart, next to him, an early PCT hiker, offers her renovated garage as one of the last ...


Corvallis man hikes Pacific Crest Trail to raise awareness of disease that has ...
Corvallis Gazette Times
Jason Evans recently hiked the Pacific Crest Trail to raise money and awareness for fight against Huntington's disease, which has affected him and his family. (Andy Cripe | Corvallis Gazette-Times). 2014-10-04T06:00:00Z 2014-10-09T19:03:36Z Corvallis ...


Ontario woman hikes entire Oregon stretch of Pacific Crest Trail
Ontario Argus Observer
The Ontario woman could barely do 15-minute intervals on the treadmill at that time, but her doctor kept encouraging her. She fully recovered by August and was able to embark on the Oregon portion of the Pacific Crest Trail with her brother, Bill ...


"Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail"
Webster Kirkwood Times
Standing in line at REI to buy a shovel, she picks up a copy of "The Pacific Crest Trail, Volume 1: California," and four months later, woefully unprepared, she arrives at the starting point of the trail in the Mohave Desert. Three months and 1,100 ...


Bend's 'super trail angel' dies
Bend Bulletin
For years a Bend man did good deeds for hikers along the Pacific Crest Trail, living up to his title of trail angel. Though 86-year-old Lloyd Gust, who died Wednesday of congestive heart failure, stepped down from his volunteer post in 2013, tales of ...

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Great Falls Tribune

Celebrate Halloween in Montana with a haunted hike
Great Falls Tribune
While the Frenchwoman's was located at the base of MacDonald Pass, from the Continental Divide Trail atop the pass it's easy to imagine what the area was like in those early days of the road. Find the trailhead in the Cromwell Dixon Campground on top ...


Sierra Club Hikes
Santa Fe New Mexican.com
Visit www. riograndesierraclub.org/outings for the most updated information. Saturday, Nov. 1: Moderate hike on the Continental Divide Trail near the Christ in the Desert Monastery, 8 miles, 1,200-foot gain. Beautiful views of Abiquiú red rock country.


Hudsonite takes on 2650-mile Pacific Crest Trail
Hudson Hub-Times
"These are the three big ones -- the Appalachian Trail is known as the bachelor's degree; the Pacific Crest is the master's degree and the Continental Divide Trail [3,100 miles of hiking through five states from Mexico to Canada] is the doctorate," he ...


Couple hikes from Mexico to Canada in 108 days
Observer-Reporter
It's the westernmost of the three long north/south hiking trails in the country, with the other two being the Continental Divide Trail and the Appalachian Trail. She and Dave hiked the Appalachian Trail in 2008. It's 2,160 miles long, 500 miles less ...

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Meadville Tribune

Meadville native and her husband hike Pacific Crest Trail
Meadville Tribune
It's the westernmost of the three long north/south hiking trails in the country, with the other two being the Continental Divide Trail and the Appalachian Trail. She and Dave hiked the Appalachian Trail in 2008. It's 2,160 miles long, 500 miles less ...


Meadville native, husband hike Pacific Crest Trail
SFGate
It's the westernmost of the three long north/south hiking trails in the country, with the other two being the Continental Divide Trail and the Appalachian Trail. She and Dave hiked the Appalachian Trail in 2008. It's 2,160 miles long, 500 miles less ...

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The Tennessean

White Bluff woman walks Appalachian Trail
The Tennessean
As for the future, I Believe, who is 62 years old, has "joked" about hiking the Pacific Crest Trail and the Continental Divide Trail, but she's not sure what's next. She was happy to be out in Montgomery Bell park for our interview. "Nature is such a ...


KQED

Pacific Crest Trail Hikers Find Refuge at the Sonora Pass Cafe
KQED
She's thru-hiking the PCT for the third time, solo this time, after completing the Continental Divide Trail, the Appalachian Trail and the cross-country American Discovery Trail with her husband. ?Trail magic is serendipity. You don't hike along ...


Becka's Hike: Mother hiking 4600-mile trail in memory of her daughter
Steuben Courier
New year, she plans to hike the Continental Divide Trail, which runs from Mexico to Canada. Lowe has hiked the Appalachian Trail, from Georgia to Maine, the Pacific Crest Trail, and walked across Michigan. She's also climbed Mt. Whitney, the highest ...

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Steamboat Pilot & Today

Founder keeps hope alive for the 4 Yellow Foundation
Steamboat Pilot & Today
#More than two years after the final Ride 4 Yellow event, Nagel and about a dozen friends made plans to ride the Continental Divide Trail on Sept. 29 in honor of the 4 Yellow cause. With threatening weather, only three made the journey, which proved to ...

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Asheville Citizen-Times

The Appalachian Trail Conservancy Announces New Strategic Plan To Ensure A ...
The Chattanoogan
The Appalachian Trail Conservancy has announced a five-year strategic plan that will advance the health and long-term management of the Appalachian Trail. The plan, which was the culmination of a two-year collaborative process between the ATC and the ...
'Kick Your Boots Off' at Appalachian Trail partyAsheville Citizen-Times
Appalachian Trail will remain healthy with new strategic planKnoxville daily sun
National Geographic Adventurer of the Year Jennifer Pharr Davis on Valuing the ...OneDublin.org (blog)

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The Tennessean

White Bluff woman walks Appalachian Trail
The Tennessean
White Bluff resident Sherry "I Believe" Spillman is "debriefing" after her recent 6-month trek across the entire Appalachian Trail. Spillman greeted a gentleman, who welcomed her home, outside Hog Heaven in White Bluff last week, where we rendezvoused ...


Newbritainherald

A dream come true: Plymouth man hikes length of Appalachian Trail
Newbritainherald
PLYMOUTH ? Total number of days spent on the Appalachian Trail: 175. Average miles per hiking day: 13.92. Total of miles covered: 2,185.3. Value of realizing a lifelong dream: Priceless. Local resident Kyle Zalaski said he has wanted to hike the ...


Hiking the Appalachian Trail through Lehigh Valley region
Allentown Morning Call
According to the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, which preserves and manages the footpath, an estimated 2 to 3 million visitors walk a portion of the AT every year, with around 2,000 attempting to travel its entire length. About 15,000 people have ...


Yahoo Travel

The Amazing People I Met While Hiking the Appalachian Trail Changed My Life
Yahoo Travel
The Appalachian trail became my therapist. As a way to recover from a friend's suicide, I set out on the trail that extends more than 2,000 miles from Georgia to Maine. I needed time to follow my thoughts to completion and find peace in nature. What I ...


The Salem News

Beverly woman hikes Appalachian Trail solo
The Salem News
BEVERLY ? Some people go for a walk in the woods to clear their heads. Beverly native Katie Accomando went on a 2,185-mile adventure. After leaving her job and career in March, Accomando traversed the entire Appalachian Trail on her own. She wasn't ...


Woman, 74, oldest to hike Appalachian Trail
abc27
In 1955, a woman nicknamed "Grandma Gatewood" became the first female to thru-hike the entire Appalachian Trail. The oldest woman did so in 2007 at the age of 71, but this week that crown was turned over to a Midstate woman who returned to our neck of ...


Mother Nature Network (blog)

How much can a 2000-mile hike on the Appalachian Trail change a man? Take ...
Mother Nature Network (blog)
He hiked along, of course, the Appalachian Trail, a stretch of hiking paths that runs more than 2,000 miles from end to end. Millions of people hike the AT every year with a few thousand setting off to conquer the entire length in one go. (My two ...
Photos: Before and After: 2000 Hard Miles on the Appalachian TrailAction Hub

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Eagan man triumphs over trials of the Appalachian Trail
Minneapolis Star Tribune
To get them to stop, their guide told them about the Appalachian Trail and the people who hike it for fun. ?At first I was like, 'Yeah, they are crazy if they want to do that,' ? Carlson said. ?But it stuck in my head.? The 39-year-old carpenter took ...


WFMY News 2

Man's body found on Appalachian Trail
WCYB
Sheriff Mike Hensley told News 5 that police are not suspecting foul play and believe the man died of natural causes. Hensley says the hiker was from Ohio and had stayed in a hostel in Carter County before taking a shuttle to Unicoi County to hike. He ...
Hiker's Body Found On Appalachian TrailWFMY News 2
Hiker's body found in Unicoi CountyJohnson City Press (subscription)

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