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NBC 7 San Diego

Death of Teenager Along Pacific Crest Trail Ruled an Accident
NBC 7 San Diego
The death of a teenage hiker along the Pacific Crest Trail has been ruled an accident, coroner documents show. Timothy Evan Nodal, 19, of Julian died of heat stroke while hiking with a friend in the Cleveland National Forest in temperatures ranging ...
Cruising for Colin on the Pacific Crest TrailThe Register-Guard
This Hiker Is Trying to Make It from Mexico to Canada in Just 59 DaysSmithsonian
Seattle man eyeing record on PCTYakima Herald-Republic

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17 and solo, she set out to hike the 2650 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail
Merced Sun-Star
Spanning 2,650 miles, the Pacific Crest Trail drops one pin at the U.S.-Mexico border and the other at the front door of our northern neighbor. The trek through California, Oregon and Washington largely covers mountainous terrain and avoids ...
A Book & A Drink: Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest TrailToronto Star
Rain, more firefighters lead to lifting of Olallie Scenic Area closureStatesman Journal

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Woodland Park man overcomes disability on epic Pacific Crest Trail
Colorado Springs Gazette
Conquering the 2,663-mile Pacific Crest Trail, which runs from Mexico to Canada, is another way to "test where my physical limitations lie," he said. "The thing is, I haven't found them," Trimble added, more matter-of-fact than boastful. Trimble passed ...

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17 and solo, she set out to hike Pacific Crest Trail
(Sacramento Bee) Laina Rose climbs a steep, shale-strewn trail just outside Sierra City. It's before noon on a mid-June day and warm enough for her to remove her light jacket. Fellow hikers in town warned her that this stretch of the Pacific Crest ...

E! Online

Begin Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail with Reese Witherspoon in the 'Wild' Trailer
The Wire
In Wild Strayed tells the story of how?after the death of her mother and the end of her marriage?she made the decision to hike across the Pacific Crest Trail. She was alone and not prepared at all for the brutal conditions she would encounter. The ...
Watch: Reese Witherspoon Enters the Oscar Race With First Trailer for 'Wild'Indie Wire
Reese Witherspoon Plays Heroin Addict, Embarks on Rough Journey in Wild ...E! Online
'Wild' trailer released: Reese Witherspoon goes on epic journey in film based ...New York Daily News
Wall St. Cheat Sheet -The Week Magazine
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Pacific Crest Trail challenges Montclair resident
Contra Costa Times
OAKLAND -- After four years of college on the East Coast, Timothy Hunt has embarked on the perfect homecoming. The 22-year-old Montclair resident and his four college roommates are hiking the Pacific Crest Trail, spending the next five months heading ...

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Volunteer crew labors to care for Pacific Crest Trail
On his 40th birthday, Barry Teschlog decided to take a long hike ? 40 miles, in fact. Along with his girlfriend, Susan Anderson, he planned to hike the Pacific Crest Trail from Snoqualmie Pass south for 20 miles to a weather station just south of ...
Low snow year and droughtHerald and News

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Dehydrated hiker rescued from Pacific Crest Trail
Yakima Herald-Republic
ELLENSBURG, Wash. ? A Seattle man hiking on the Pacific Crest Trail was rescued Friday morning when he was unable to continue due to a medical problem, Kittitas County sheriff's officials said. Sanford Ang, 24, suffered severe cramps due to ...

Hiker rescued on Pacific Crest Trail
Daily Record (subscription)
Kittitas County Sheriff's deputies and county search and rescue personnel recovered a man suffering from dehydration while hiking on the Pacific Crest Trail near Snoqualmie Pass Thursday, according to a news release from the sheriff's office. Deputies ...

Hiker to lead Pacific Crest Trail talk at Solana Beach Library
Del Mar Times
Hiker to lead Pacific Crest Trail talk at Solana Beach Library. Experienced hiker Dana Law will share his exciting stories, adventures, photos, and videos of his 28 hikes covering the first 2,188 miles of the Pacific Coast Trail at 1 p.m. Saturday ...

The CDT in the News

Veteran finds peace on the Continental Divide Trail
Sky Hi Daily News
As Shawn Murphy treks along the precarious Continental Divide Trail, he has lots of things to think about. Pondering the curvature of a ridgeline, calculating the distance to the next water source, these are the kinds of things that occupy his mind ...

Regional: Veterans hiking the Continental Divide Trail to 'walk off the war ...
Glenwood Springs Post Independent
John Ebright, left, a retired Army veteran and Breckenridge resident, acted as a local contact for Rob Voorhis, center, and Shawn Murphy, right, two veterans hiking the Continental Divide Trail sponsored by the "Walk Off The War" program through the ...

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This Hiker Is Trying to Make It from Mexico to Canada in Just 59 Days
After she had hiked the PCT and the Continental Divide Trail, completing the Triple Crown, she started running ultra-marathons, too. In 2013, she started out from the U.S.-Mexico border. It took her 60 days, 17 hours and 12 minutes to reach Canada. A ...

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West Big Hole an iconic, isolated recreational playground
Elko Daily Free Press
Get really ambitious and you can log a big chunk of the Continental Divide Trail. ?It's one of the most iconic landscapes anywhere in Montana,? said John Gatchell, conservation director for the Montana Wilderness Association. ?The Big Hole Valley has ...

Trailhead To Eureka... Thru-Hiking The 'PNT'
Gear Junkie
This time I was headed for the end of the line: Chief Mountain Customs on the Canadian Border ? the Eastern terminus of the Pacific Northwest Trail. (It's also one of the northern terminus options for the Continental Divide Trail). The driver's name ...

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Winter Sports Club cyclists not being allowed on Forest Service trails
Steamboat Pilot & Today
Cycling businesses, for instance, have not been able to obtain permits that would allow them to shuttle people up to Rabbit Ears Pass for cycling on the Continental Divide Trail. ?If we opened up all those opportunities, there wouldn't be any room for ...

Interactive smartphone apps and maps will promote Butte's outdoor recreation
Billings Gazette
The forest has also developed a series of four Continental Divide Trail maps available through Avenza, which cover Thunderbolt Mountain to Konda Ranch, Nez Pierce trailhead to Homestake Pass, Homestake Pass to Rocky Ridge Trailhead and Rocky ...

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Upper Seymour Lake: A nearby, yet private wilderness
The Missoulian
The next day, we continued several grueling switchbacked miles on Trail 9 to Goat Flat. After stopping to take in the view there, we intersected with the Continental Divide Trail and hike down a couple of more miles of switchbacks on Trail 9 to Upper ...

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Cheers to hikers, Fresh Air Fund and murals
Poughkeepsie Journal
The program offers three trail routes: the Appalachian Trail; the Continental Divide Trail, which spans from Montana through New Mexico; and the Pacific Crest Trail, which spans from Washington state to California. For more information on Warrior Hike ...

No Tinker means no big favorite at Butte 100 this year
Montana Standard
The trail system around Butte, that Continental Divide trail, is world class. That trail makes it a lot of fun.? Evans said that there will be a number of single-speed racers in the Butte 50 field, essentially meaning they will ride a BMX bike on the ...

The AT in the News

New Earl Shaffer biography published by Appalachian Trail Museum
Lebanon Daily News
Appalachian Trail legend Earl Shaffer is the subject of a new biography, "A Grip on the Mane of Life," by thru-hiker David Donaldson and Maurice J. Forrester, a long-time activist in the Pennsylvania hiking community. Shaffer, a native of York, became ...
Long shares stories from his 6 months on the Appalachian Trail at RotaryPost Searchlight

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Firefighters rescue hiker from Appalachian Trail in Warwick
Times Herald-Record
WARWICK ? Greenwood Lake firefighters rescued a hiker in distress Tuesday afternoon on the Appalachian Trail, officials said. The hiker, a man believed to be in his 50s, became fatigued and short of breath while walking the trail with two friends on ...

Kelly Powell completes hike of first half of Appalachian Trail
Columbia Daily Herald
On July 5 Kelly Powell completed the first half of the Appalachian Trail but had to get off the trail at Pine Grove Furnace State Park at mile 1097.9 with some back issues. He is home for a few weeks to recover and then hopes to continue his hike ...

Maine's Lester Kenway a quiet legend on the Appalachian trail
Press Herald
Since 1975, Kenway has served in a volunteer capacity as an officer of the Maine Appalachian Trail Club, which maintains the 267 miles of the trail in Maine. This volunteer work, to which Kenway now devotes as much as 40 hours a week as the club's ...


One year since hiker disappeared on Appalachian Trail in Maine
FRANKLIN COUNTY, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - A year ago one of the largest searches in Maine history was launched after a hiker failed to meet up with her husband at a spot along the Appalachian Trail in Franklin County. Hiking the trail was a bucket list ...
Maine Appalachian Trail hiker still missing one year laterLewiston Sun Journal
Mystery of missing Appalachian Trail hiker still vexes wardens, locals one ...Bangor Daily News
Appalachian Trail hikers keep an eye out for missing hikerKennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel -Daily Journal
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Waterbury Republican American

Appalachian Trail an iconic trek
Poughkeepsie Journal
The Appalachian Trail, arguably the most iconic hiking trail on the planet, goes through a mere four of them: Orange, Westchester, Putnam and Dutchess, all pretty much right outside our back doors. Dutchess County trumps the other three counties with ...
Along the hard trekWaterbury Republican American

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Mother and 4-year-old twins hiking half of Appalachian Trail
Roanoke Times
Lisa Murray of Naples, Fla., and her 4-year-old twins Cole (left) and Tess have completed more than 700 miles of the Appalachian trail together. Their plan is to log more than 1,000 miles, ending in Harpers Ferry, W.Va., before taking the train home.
Florida mom, 4-year-old twins hiking half of Appalachian TrailRichmond Times-Dispatch

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Pennsylvania designates specialty license plate for Appalachian Trail ...
The Patriot-News (blog)
The Pennsylvania Appalachian Trail Conservancy specialty license plate is now available, according to a press release from the ATC. As a revenue sharing plate, of the fee is transferred to the ATC to help support the conservation efforts of the ...

Mountain stones become walls and stairs for relocated Appalachian Trail
Roanoke Times
From left: Artie Hidalgo of the Jolly Rovers trail crew, Jim Webb, assistant trails supervisor for the Roanoke Appalachian Trail Club, Ron Reese of the Mid-Week crew, and Brian Batteiger, a crew chief with the Pathfinders for Greenways quarry stone to ...

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Business Insider

No getting away from it all on the Appalachian Trail
Business Insider
HARRIMAN STATE PARK N.Y. (Reuters) - Maybe it was guilt over alarming her parents when she inadvertently dialed 911 from the Appalachian Trail, but Caitlin Belcher wishes she could ditch her cell phone for the rest of the 2,180-mile (3,508-km) hike.
Appalachian Trail Museum aims to expand displaysCarlisle Sentinel
For Appalachian thru-hikers, joy is in 6-month journeyThe Sentinel

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