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Hikers try to improve Pacific Crest Trail app
Statesman Journal
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 stands about 3 ...


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 ...


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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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 ...


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 ...


Pacific Crest Trail section in southern Oregon closed due to wildfire activity
The Oregonian - OregonLive.com
The Sky Lake Wilderness section of the Pacific Crest Trail in southern Oregon, located between Oregon 140 north to the Crater Lake National Park boundary, was closed Saturday due to wildfire activity. That section of trail is approximately 25 in length ...
A blazing good trailThe Register-Guard
Fire 790 Shows Moderate Growth; Pacific Coast Trail Still ClosedKAJO

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Wildfire shuts down 25 miles of Pacific Crest Trail
Statesman Journal
A large swath of the Pacific Crest Trail in the Southern Cascades will be shut down beginning tomorrow, Aug. 23, due to the growing activity of the 790 Fire. The closure covers roughly 25 miles from Oregon Highway 140 north to the boundary of Crater ...
Froma Harrop: Racing (engineless) through natureColumbus Ledger-Enquirer
Hiking Trails Close Due to 790 FireKDRV

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Hikers spend summer logging Pacific Crest Trail in hopes of improving app
HeraldNet
Lon ?Halfmile? Cooper (left) and John ?Dirt Stew? Haffner carry packs outfitted with custom GPS units to log data in an effort to create a highly accurate map of the Pacific Crest Trail. The GPS tower antennaes are connected to GPS units in their packs ...


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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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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The CDT in the News


The trail less traveled: Building the Continental Divide Trail
Montana Standard
An abandoned mine workings is seen alongside the Continental Divide Trail east of Butte. The Forest Service winds its trails around the many mines, miners huts and cordwood piles that dot the landscape along the trail to preserve the historic structures.
10 Trails Every Hiker Should TackleHeber Springs Sun-Times

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Race recap: Continental Divide Trail Race
Greensboro News & Record (blog)
The Piedmont Pacers, based in Guilford County, after the Continental Divide Trail Race at Laurel Springs. Kneeling, from left: Don Burkett, Jennifer Wallis, Kathy Jacobs, Paula Davis, Lori Stresemann and Suzanne Ingram. Standing, from left: Russell ...


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.


Continental Divide Trail Run returns Saturday
Steamboat Pilot & Today
#Steamboat Springs ? The Continental Divide Trail Run, set to return to the mountains above Steamboat Springs on Saturday, has acted as a mirror to the running world in its nearly 15 years of existence. #Consider, in 2001, that 44 runners took on the ...


Bangor Daily News

'Walk off the War' veteran hiking program finds support in Maine, continues to ...
Bangor Daily News
And this year, Gobin expanded the program to send veteran hikers to two additional trails: the 2,650-mile Pacific Crest Trail and the 3,100-mile Continental Divide Trail, which both run across the western half of the U.S. from the border of Mexico to ...


The Risk That Made Me Happier
Wyoming Public Media
Hiking · nature · Outdoors · Rocky Mountains · adventurer · hiker. Related Content: Open Spaces. Thru hiking the Continental Divide Trail. Open Spaces. Interview With Adventure Cyclist Mike McCoy. Open Spaces. Wyoming gears up for adventure race ...


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 ...


WyoFile

Wilderness: Leaving the trail in Wyoming's Sierra Madre
WyoFile
The Continental Divide Trail crosses the Huston Park Wilderness in south central Wyoming. (Photo by Emilene Ostlind ? click to enlarge). Once we were oriented, Laurel and I left the trail and scrambled onto a granite formation on the shoulder of the ...


Grand County trail improvements await forest visitors
Sky Hi Daily News
Wilderness Volunteers also brought 10 volunteers from across the country to help build a 42-foot span foot bridge and 75 feet of turnpike on the Hi Lonesome Trail, an integral part of the Continental Divide Trail. The bridge provided a safer crossing ...

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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 ...

The AT in the News


Somerset sisters tackling Appalachian Trail
WKYT
That's what Sarita "Sam" Gibson and Lee Redmond are aiming to become by launching a daunting hike along the famed Appalachian Trail. The two local women - Gibson is 49, Redmond 56 - are both sisters and longtime travel buddies. Gibson came back to ...
SOMERSET, Ky. (AP) ? From Southern Belles to Bad Mama Jamas.Bowling Green Daily News

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WCSH-TV

Maine family becomes 16th to complete Appalachian Trail
WCSH-TV
... becomes 16th to complete Appalachian Trail (Photo: WCSH). 408 CONNECT 11 TWEETLINKEDINCOMMENTEMAILMORE. DRESDEN, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- After 5 months on the Appalachian Trail, the Kallin family is catching up on life in Dresden.


WCSH-TV

Maine family set to complete Appalachian Trail Monday
WCSH-TV
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 Has Hike of a Lifetime chian Trail a rarityValley News

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Mother Nature Network (blog)

Travel The Appalachian Trail With This Nature-Loving Vine User
Huffington Post
The Appalachian Trail spans some 2,180 miles, beginning in Georgia and ending in Maine. Thru-hikers endeavor to complete the entire trail in one hiking season. According to the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, most hikers begin in Georgia and hike north ...
AT hiker's Vines bring iconic trail to the webMother Nature Network (blog)

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WMUR Manchester

Hiker, 39, dies after collapsing along Appalachian Trail
WMUR Manchester
BENTON, N.H. ?A 39-year-old man has died after collapsing during an outing along the Appalachian Trail over the weekend, according to authorities. Related. Analysis: The black vote in NH · Snowguns activated at Bretton Woods,... Downhill bicycle ...
Hiker, 39, collapses, dies along Appalachian TrailPress Herald
NH hiker who died on Appalachian Trail identifiedSeacoastonline.com
Local hiker to speak about trip along Appalachian Trail at Northfield Public ...Southernminn.com

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Take a hike on the Appalachian Trail during Family Hiking Day on Sept. 27
Roanoke Times
The Appalachian Trail Conservancy, along with its Appalachian Trail Community partners and 31 trail-maintaining clubs, invite families to take a hike on the Appalachian Trail during the fourth annual Family Hiking Day on Saturday, Sept. 27. Held trail ...
A Summer On The Appalachian TrailThe Newtown Bee
Nearing the finish lineSouthernminn.com

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Wonkette (satire)

Mark Sanford Leaves The Appalachian Trail; Also, That Chick He Was Banging
Wonkette (satire)
Here's a great way to round out the week: A trillion-word Ode To My Sorrowful Self by our favorite trail-hiking-enthusiast-slash-lovah, the dishonorable Rep. Mark Sanford (R-?Appalachia?). I apologize for the length of this post, but given the gravity ...


HUFFPOST HILL - Mark Sanford Breaks It Off With Appalachian Trail
Huffington Post
It was an uncomfortable day. Video surfaced of Jim Clyburn excitedly discussing sexting, which might explain that message he sent us about taking a tour of his lower chamber. Steve Southerland laughed off charges that his male-only fundraiser was ...


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 ...


New documentary captures magic of Appalachian Trail
Knoxville News Sentinel
Tri-Cities filmmaker Sam Henegar is pictured in Harpers Ferry, Va., during production of his documentary "The Appalachian Trail: An American Legacy." The film will premier at select locations in October as part of an Appalachian Trail Conservancy ...

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