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Great Falls Tribune

Fighting frostbite to make Pacific Crest Trail history
Great Falls Tribune
So, the first thing Lichter did before sitting down to talk about their attempt to become the first people to complete a wintertime through-hike of the 2,650-mile Pacific Crest Trail from Canada to Mexico was throw some logs in the fireplace at his ...
Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail like no one beforeBig Bear Grizzly

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Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

The Pacific Crest Trail Is So Popular It Needs a New Permit System
Books can do that: as the popularity of Cheryl Strayed's memoir Wild grew, the trail it featured, the Pacific Crest Trail, received its own boost in use. Now, Wild is also a movie, just released in December, and the PCT (as it is known) is experiencing ...
Pacific Crest Trail expects more hikers thanks to 'Wild'Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Permit system created to alleviate traffic on Pacific Crest
Permit system to alleviate traffic on Pacific Crest TrailSan Jose Mercury News

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Portland Tribune

Before going 'Wild,' heed advice of couple who hiked Pacific Crest Trail
Portland Tribune
Perhaps you've read Cheryl Strayed's book ?Wild.? Or maybe you saw the movie. Or maybe the thought has crossed your mind to load up a backpack and set out on the Pacific Crest Trail. Before you do, head over to the Sunnyside Library from 6:30 to 7:45 ...

Go hiking! Great places for a walk on wild side in North America
Hiking the 2,650 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) would take months but you can get a taste of its magic along a number of its shorter sections. While Reese Witherspoon's determined character, Cheryl Strayed, concentrated on the rugged stretches ...
Going 'Wild' on your first long hike? Consider your
Hiking Through the Psyche: WildCornell University The Cornell Daily Sun (blog)
On the trail with Reese WitherspoonVisalia Times-Delta

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Springfield News-Leader

Montclair resident completes Pacific Crest Trail
Contra Costa Times
In the desert, he was almost completely dependent on the Pacific Crest Trail Water Report for information on flowing water sources and on Trail Angels that stocked water caches along the trail. The desert drought presented another mental challenge ...
Ozark Trail offers epic hiking in MissouriSpringfield News-Leader

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Pacific Crest Trail expects more hikers thanks to film 'Wild'
Gainesville Sun
Hikers make their way along the Pacific Crest Trail near Bend, Ore. with Mount Washington in the background. The popularity of author Cheryl Strayed's memoir ?Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail? has led to increased awareness and use ...


Cheryl Strayed Hiked the Pacific Crest Trail And Learned These 10 Lessons So ...
By now, it's likely you've heard a little bit about Cheryl Strayed. She hiked the 2,663 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail after losing her mom and getting divorced at 22 (NBD), and lived to tell the tale. She was the voice behind the wildly successful ...

The Spokesman Review

Field reports: New hiker permit quotas help spread 'Wild' influenced Pacific ...
The Spokesman Review
HIKING ? Growing numbers of hikers on the Pacific Crest Trail, the Mexico-to-Canada route made increasingly popular by the movie ?Wild,? have led officials to take steps to alleviate traffic. The Pacific Crest Trail Association announced on Wednesday a ...

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Big Bear Grizzly

Changes for hikers on Pacific Crest Trail as traffic increases
Big Bear Grizzly
The Pacific Crest Trail Association has seen significant increases in traffic to its website this year. It's expected that will translate to increased foot traffic throughout spring and summer. ?The PCT is amazing and it should be famous, so it's not ...

TRAVEL: Pacific Crest Trail expects more hikers thanks to 'Wild'
Fall River Herald News
The book "Wild," which has been a best-seller for nearly two years, led to a small increase in inquiries about the trail, "but the movie seems to have had a much bigger effect," said Jack Haskel, trail information specialist for the Pacific Crest Trail ...

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The CDT in the News

Create a Río Grande Trail? We'd make that trek
The Appalachian Trail is in the East, the Pacific Crest Trail is to the west and the Continental Divide Trail is more centrally located. Many hardy folk take on the challenge to make the entire trek on one of those trails; others do it in segments. But ...

Statesman Journal

Bigfoot Trail brings hikers into land of myth, biodiversity
Statesman Journal
The Pacific Crest Trail (2,652 miles) and Appalachian Trail (2,181 miles) have become ingrained in popular consciousness, and with the Continental Divide Trail (3,092 miles), they are collectively known as the "Triple Crown" of hiking. Kauffmann is ...

TEDxNapaValley Conference Announces 2015 Speakers
She hiked the 2,100-mile long Appalachian Trail in 2003, the 2,600-mile long Pacific Crest Trail in 2005, and the 2,600-mile long Continental Divide Trail in 2006. She subsequently took up ultra-marathon running and has completed six 100-mile races ...

What's Happening: Nobel Prize winner in Butte today; garden talk
Montana Standard
Jocelyn Dodge of the U.S. Forest Service will talk about Butte's mountain trails, which include the Continental Divide Trail and Maude S Canyon Trail, with emphasis on the flowers found along the trails. The second program will be the ?Preparing Soil ...

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Lawmakers propose 500-mile trail across state
Albuquerque Journal
?This trail would be in the style of the Appalachian Trail or the Continental Divide Trail and some of the great, historic trails of our country,? said Rep. Jeff Steinborn, D-Las Cruces, who's spearheading the bipartisan effort at the Roundhouse. The ...
New Mexico lawmakers want 500-mile Río Grande trailtaosnews
Appalachian Trail of the West? New Mexico lawmakers want to create 500-mile ...Deseret News

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Big Bear Grizzly

Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail like no one before
Big Bear Grizzly
They have both completed the Pacific Crest Trail (in warmer weather) in years past, not to mention the Appalachian Trail, the Continental Divide Trail, and several other monumental outdoor feats. They also have adventurous careers?Forry is an ...

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Helena Independent Record

Helena couple rides the Continental Divide Trail
Helena Independent Record
Orsello shockingly proposed riding the Continental Divide trail on mountain bikes. The Continental Divide trail is the longest mapped mountain bike ride in the world. It encompasses nearly 3,000 miles and runs from Banff, Alberta to Antelope Wells, New ...

Oboz Announces 2015 Trail Team
Renee plans to complete the Continental Divide Trail in 2015. She also founded Hikertrash , an e-commerce site for hikers with a sense of humor. In addition, Renee is a trail ambassador for the Continental Divide Trail Coalition. Aaron Hussman, South ...

Hiking in Maine: The joy of trekking became a book of hikes around the globe
Press Herald
You won't find the big-name long-distance trails in this book ? no Appalachian Trail, Pacific Crest Trail or Continental Divide Trail, but rather a host of walking routes that are more bite-size, if you will, less rigorous hikes that can be done in a ...

British Mountaineering Council

The 'Wild' Effect: How Cheryl Strayed's Memoir Inspires Hikers
Condé Nast Traveler
She's currently prepping to hike the entire Continental Divide Trail, almost twice the length of the PCT, this summer. For those who are curious about hiking the massive trail, the PCTA has a special Responsibly Wild section on its website, complete ...
How to walk the Pacific Crest Trail: Chris Townsend's tipsBritish Mountaineering Council

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The AT in the News


5 months on Appalachian Trail challenges, changes hiker
Early on, Calloway feels lucky to have met mentor Bill Walker, author of Skywalker: Close Encounters on the Appalachian Trail, who gave him useful tips. With others, Calloway had a scary survival encounter. He had set up camp for the night in New ...
5 months on Appalachian Trail challenges, changes Portland manThe Tennessean

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Hear stories from locals about the Appalachian Trail
"I didn't know what (the Appalachian Trail) was," said Bryan Wolf on a recent afternoon at a café nearby Roads Rivers and Trails, the outfitter store he and his friend from the bar, Joe White, opened in 2010 with White's wife and Wolf's cousin, Emily ...
Appalachian Trail Conservancy to celebrate 90th anniversary with cake baking ...Roanoke Times
Hikers should consider a detourAlbuquerque Journal

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Asheville Citizen-Times

Appalachian Trail popularity spurs registry
Asheville Citizen-Times
ASHEVILLE ? Growing up in Pennsylvania, Bill Sauber dreamed of "thru-hiking" the Appalachian Trail, the ultimate in an outdoor-lover's wild adventure. After living in Asheville for nine years and now retired to California, Sauber, 66, is returning East ...
Friends to recall their Appalachian Trail trekJackson Hole News&Guide
Cake contest focuses on Appalachian TrailObserver-Reporter
New and now: Appalachian Trail crowds, national parks in winter, cruise trendsDaily Journal
Mountain Xpress
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Appalachian Trail overseers pitch ways to thin crowds
Honolulu Star-Advertiser
The Appalachian Trail Conservancy is asking hikers planning to walk the entire 2,185 miles of the trail to consider alternatives to traditional itineraries as a way of reducing overcrowding on southern stretches of the trail. Last year some 2,500 ...
Hiker registration; bass fishing tourneyFrederick News Post (subscription)

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Bangor Daily News

A walk to remember: Maine woman finds love on the Appalachian Trail
Bangor Daily News
Jenn Brooks of Maine and John Sonnenberg of New York celebrate atop Katahdin after finishing the entire Appalachian Trail together in 2001. The two met near the southern end of the 2,200-mile trail, fell in love, and finished the trail together. John ...

Snow not stopping hikers on Appalachian Trail in Georgia
Online Athens
Gabrielsen said about 16 people hiking the Appalachian Trail spent the night at the hostel Monday night. They hiked out Tuesday morning on the trail, which was transformed into a bright white snow scape in the north Georgia mountains. This time of year ...

Allentown Morning Call

Man found dead near Appalachian Trail was from Bethlehem area, deputy ...
Allentown Morning Call
The man whose body was found by state police Tuesday night along the Appalachian Trail north of Bangor was identified Wednesday as a Bethlehem Township man. Anthony M. Eglauf, 24, was found in the area of Fox Gap Road and Valley View Drive in ...
Man found on Appalachian Trail committed suicide, coroner's office

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Allentown Morning Call

State police find body near Appalachian Trail north of Bangor
Allentown Morning Call
State police seek missing person on Appalachian Trail near Bangor. State police who searched the area of the Appalachian Trail about 4 miles north of Bangor on Tuesday night found a body, according to police radio reports. The search, which began about ...
Appalachian Trail search leads to body found, Pennsylvania State Police

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Deseret News

Appalachian Trail of the West? New Mexico lawmakers want to create 500-mile ...
Deseret News
Called the Rio Grande Trail, the pathway is envisioned as being similar to the Appalachian Trail or the Continental Divide Trail. Rep. Jeff Steinborn, D-Las Cruces, introduced a bill Thursday to create a commission to define the best routes and reach ...
A 500-mile long Rio Grande Trail? Lawmakers pushing for statewide pathAlbuquerque Journal
New Mexico lawmakers want to create 500-mile statewide
New Mexico lawmakers want 500-mile Río Grande trailtaosnews

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National Parks Traveler

Appalachian Trail Conservancy launches voluntary registration system for hikers
Torrington Register Citizen
To enhance the Appalachian Trail (A.T.) experience for thru-hikers and better manage this natural resource, the Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC), in cooperation with its partners, has launched a new voluntary registration system for those attempting ...
Appalachian Thru-Hikers Asked To Register To Help Manage Crowding At ...National Parks Traveler

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