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Local Woman Hiking Pacific Crest Trail For MS
"I heard of the Pacific Crest Trail in 2006, and I just knew immediately I wanted to do it for MS. My dad has had it since the year 2000, so it's affected a good part of my life. I've always been very adventurous and outgoing, so when I heard of the ...

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Proposal includes rerouting Pacific Coast Trail
KXLY Spokane
Where the Pacific Crest Trail winds through Crater Lake National Park, stretches of it seem to belie the majesty and beauty of Oregon's only national park. Several miles of the PCT follow old fire-fighting roads, which makes for a less-than-wonderful ...

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My Ballard (blog)

Ballard composer set to create new work while hiking Pacific Crest Trail
My Ballard (blog)
5517852 Ballard composer Nat Evans is about the set off on an adventure of a lifetime on the Pacific Crest Trail. He is set to walk 2600 miles from Mexico to Canada as a mobile residency, composing a new long-form musical work along the way. The unique ...

Man hiking over 2000 miles to end child abuse
Harney has teamed up with Kosair Children's Hospital and starting Wednesday, he will hike the Pacific Crest Trail, 2,663 miles, from Mexico to Canada. Photographs Harney takes of the wilderness he hikes will be sold and given to the End Child Abuse Fund.

Blumenauer will ride to celebrate new path along Marine Drive
When it's done, the 40-Mile Loop will stretch from Kelley Point Park at the confluence of the Willamette and Columbia rivers to the Pacific Crest Trail in Cascade Locks ? putting Oregon on the map with one of the nation's premier trail. This path is ...

Staffer Connor Coughlin takes hell-ish ride in Utah
North Idaho College Sentinel
They go backpacking across the 2600 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail, only to turn around after they're done and do it again just because it was so much fun the first time. It was a shabby hostel to say the least. ?La Casa,? the main house our group ...

0K for forest work
Daily Triplicate
Planners hope that ultimately the trail will connect with the Pacific Crest Trail, being a world-class cross-country trail. The second largest amount of funding recommended was ,197 for road improvements on Low Divide Road. Almost ,000 was ...

Tale of the trail: Author Cheryl Strayed to speak at Butler
Indianapolis Star
Cheryl Strayed didn't set out to write a book about her experiences hiking the Pacific Crest Trail solo; she planned a shorter essay. But 80 pages in, she had yet to set foot on the trail. So she embarked on a book, which turned into a bestselling ...

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Datebook for April 17-23
Union Democrat
Doors will open at 7 p.m. The film, ?Tell It on the Mountain ? Stories of the Pacific Crest Trail,? will begin at sundown in the courtyard. For more information, visit A Contra Dance will begin at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the ...

Off the Beaten Path: More trail than you realized
The Athens Messenger (blog)
The Triple Crown of hiking trails in the United States has been aspired to by many: the 2,180-mile Appalachian Trail, the 3,100-mile Continental Divide Trail, and the 2,663-mile Pacific Crest Trail, all north-south (or south-north) trails. Thousands of ...

The CDT in the News

Silver City New Mexico to be First Continental Divide Trail Gateway Community!
WebWire (press release)
Silver City, NM (April 17, 2014) ? On April 23, 2014, the Continental Divide Trail Coalition (CDTC), and town leaders from Silver City NM will hold a ceremony at the Murray Ryan Visitor's Center celebrating their designation as the first Continental ...

Combat Veterans to thru hike the Continental Divide Trail
WebWire (press release)
Combat Veterans to thru hike the Continental Divide Trail. Starting at the US-Mexican Border in the Bootheel of New Mexico, six (6) Combat Veterans will begin a 6 month journey on April 12, 2014 to "walk off the war"along the Continental Divide Trail ...

Silver City to be first gateway community of the continental divide trail
Silver City Sun News
According to Adrienne Booth, managing director of GCEC, the designation as the first gateway to the Continental Divide Trail means that hikers who walk the 3,100-mile trail that traverses five states will get off the trail and spend some time in Silver ...

Local hiker plans 7-month trip along Continental Divide
Dearborn Press and Guide
He is going to attempt to complete the Continental Divide Trail. The trail is one of the most significant trail systems in the world. Established by Congress in 1978, it spans 3,100 miles between Mexico and Canada, traversing five states. This is by ...

Calgary Herald

Official status sought for 1200-km Great Divide hiking trail
Calgary Herald
It's been suggested the trail is as impressive as world-renowned ones in the U.S. such as the Appalachian Trail, Continental Divide Trail and Pacific Crest Trail. ?They (the U.S.) have a national scenic trails act that makes it easier to get all of ...

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Off the Beaten Path: More trail than you realized
The Athens Messenger (blog)
The Triple Crown of hiking trails in the United States has been aspired to by many: the 2,180-mile Appalachian Trail, the 3,100-mile Continental Divide Trail, and the 2,663-mile Pacific Crest Trail, all north-south (or south-north) trails. Thousands of ...

Taking a walk away from war
Albuquerque Journal
Ricky Davis, Chris Rickert, Thomas Gathman, Rob Voorhis and Andrew Brennan gather for a photo at the Hachita community center on Saturday, the day before the launch of their 3,100-mile hike of the Continental Divide Trail. A sixth hiker, Korean War ...

Wilderness, walks and Wensleydale cheese: Chris Townsend answers your ...
British Mountaineering Council
Abroad I'd go for the Pacific Crest Trail, Continental Divide Trail and Arizona Trail for long walks and the John Muir Trail, Grand Canyon Rim-to-Rim and the trek to Makalu Base Camp for shorter ones. Sometimes that's true but not often. That's mainly ...

Trails survey will help define the people who bike and hike in the South Hills
Helena Independent Record
This shuttle is would carry riders to MacDonald Pass where they would use the Continental Divide Trail and then connect to others for the ride to Rimini Road that would bring them to where their vehicles are parked by the city's Ten Mile Creek water ...

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Warrior Hikers hiking off the war starting Sunday, arriving in Silver City ...
Silver City Sun News
Courtesy photo Christopher Rickert, a former U.S. Marine Corps infantry assaultman who was deployed to Afghanistan, is one of the warrior hikers who is hiking the Continental Divide Trail starting Sunday. Rickert and the other five hikers will arrive ...

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The AT in the News

Heuvelton man hikes the Appalachian Trail
While many of his family and friends are vacationing in Myrtle Beach, S.C., this week, Mr. Pirie has been backpacking up the Appalachian Trail. The 56-year-old is a retired deputy superintendent for programs for the Gouverneur Correctional Facility who ...

Waynesboro area designated an Appalachian Trail Community
Chambersburg Public Opinion
Blue Ridge Summit Girl Scouts Mackenzie Highbarger, left, and Sydney Biser prepare supplies for an Appalachian Trail hiker's box, which resides in the Blue Ridge Summit Post Office. Hikers of the nearby Appalachian Trail who stop in for mail as they ...

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Wingin' It: Hiker takes on Appalachian Trail
Catskill Daily Mail
ON THE APPALACHIAN TRAIL ? Michael Gilfeather Jr., 28, of Catskill began a 2,185 mile thru-hike on the Appalachian Trail on March 9 in Springer Mountain, Ga. He will hike through 14 states and ultimately finish in Katahdin, Maine. The purpose of the ...

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Appalachian Trail shift will mean nicer view for hikers
Roanoke Times
A stretch of the Appalachian Trail that winds through Giles County will soon be re-routed to afford better views of the New River and its surrounding beauty ? as opposed to a sprawling industrial plant. Although the new route will help insulate hikers ...
Portion of Appalachian Trail conservedLynchburg News and Advance

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Waynesboro named an Appalachian Trail community
Chambersburg Public Opinion
The Appalachian Trail Conservancy created the program to recognize communities that promote and care for the Appalachian Trail, the world's longest hiking-only footpath. The 2,185-mile trail, a unit of the National Park Service, ranges from Maine to ...

Parrish man, 61, attempting to hike whole Appalachian Trail
Bay News 9
Parrish man attempts 2,185-mile hike Watch Video. PARRISH --. A Parrish man is on the trip of a lifetime as he attempts to hike the Appalachian Trail. Steve Adams, 61, is making the 2,185-mile journey from Georgia to Maine with a 35-pound pack on his back.

Darien Times

Hikers take to the Appalachian Trail
Darien Times
Troop 53 sent out three hiking crews recently on the Appalachian Trail. The 6/7th grade crew hiked a four-mile New Jersey section of the trail with the High Point Monument pictured in the background. The medium length crew hiked 11 miles. The high ...

Go Blue Ridge

5 hikers rescued overnight on Appalachian Trail
Asheville Citizen-Times
Five wet and cold female hikers were rescued off the Appalachian Trail on Wednesday morning after calling 911 for help. ?They were stranded, exhausted, wet and frozen and needed help,? said Jeff Willis, emergency management director for Madison County ...
Hikers Rescued After Night in Snow, Wind, ColdGo Blue Ridge

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Upland Chronicles: Appalachian Trail beckons to backpackers, hikers
The Appalachian Trail runs 71 miles through the Smokies, and for approximately half that distance it shares space with Sevier County, from roughly one mile west of Derrick Knob shelter to one-half mile east of Mt. Guyot at Old Black, approximately ...

Appalachian Trail rescue highlights importance of being prepared
Lynchburg News and Advance
The weekend rescue of a snowbound Boy Scout troop on the Appalachian Trail is serving as a reminder to take precautions on Central Virginia hiking routes as the weather turns warmer. The Chesapeake troop called for help from the Seeley-Woodworth ...
Boy Scouts rescued after unexpected snow on Appalachian TrailRichmond Times Dispatch
Snow Strands Boy Scout Troop Hiking along Appalachian TrailThe Charlottesville Newsplex
Scouts rescued after encountering snow while hiking Appalachian Trail in VirginiaDaily Journal

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