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KOIN.com

Growing up on the Pacific Crest Trail
KOIN.com
Barry offered two options: travel across the not-fully constructed Pacific Crest Trail or sail around the world, Bernadette now remembers. And, being that none of the women in her family could swim, the Murray's choice was made easy. When asked just ...


Sacramento Bee

Will Pacific Crest Trail teen hiker finish her solo trip?
Sacramento Bee
Laina Rose had to put the book down. After reading a few chapters, she found the story about a young woman hiking hundreds of miles alone too intimidating. Her older sister had given her ?Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail,? a memoir ...
Hiker Safety; the Pacific Crest Trail AssociationFOX40
In Conjunction with Wild Movie Release, Pacific Crest Trail Association (PCTA ...Broadway World
Wild, a new film based on Cheryl Strayed's memoir, brings out the trail ...Sacramento News & Review

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KPLU News for Seattle and the Northwest

Photographer Captures Portraits Of Through-Hikers On The Pacific Crest Trail
KPLU News for Seattle and the Northwest
Photographer Ian Tuttle was driving when he saw three backpackers resting under a tree near the Pacific Crest Trail in California. He pulled over. Did they need water or a ride somewhere? Maybe a beer? Just the beer, the hikers told him. And so Tuttle ...
Thursday Dec. 18: Our World In PicturesBrooklyn Daily Eagle

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The Seattle Times

Will Pacific Crest Trail be the same after 'Wild'? Trail lovers offer cautions ...
The Seattle Times
Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) advocates say the book ?Wild,? now a movie of the same name, has been a good thing for the 2,650-mile trail ? mostly. Liz Bergeron, director of the nonprofit Pacific Crest Trail Association (www.pcta.org), heard from one ...


Woman, 57, fights fears hiking the Pacific Crest Trail
Stockton Record
Hikers head south on the Pacific Crest Trail toward Carson Pass, on the Highway 88 corridor. This stretch of the trail is one of the closest to Stockton. B. CLAY SHANNON/ COURTESY OF THE PACIFIC CREST TRAIL ASSOCIATION. By Alex Breitler
INVISTA's CORDURA® Brand Announces Sponsorship of Pacific Crest Trail ...Business Wire (press release)

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NPR (blog)

A Pop-Up Cafe Caters To Hikers Along The Pacific Crest Trail
NPR (blog)
Hikers who complete the whole 2,650-mile Pacific Crest Trail say the only thing they talk about more than their aching feet is food. They have to carry it all, except when they get surprised by a little trail magic ? like what happens near California's ...

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The Columbian

'Wild' film spurs new interest in Pacific Crest Trail
The Columbian
Much of it is managed by the U.S. Forest Service, though volunteers with the Pacific Crest Trail Association do a lot of the on-the-ground maintenance and preservation work, Hinatsu said. Parts of the trail, including the portions that pass through the ...


TIME

The Real Wilderness of Wild: A Brief History of the Pacific Crest Trail
TIME
Wild, a film based on Cheryl Strayed's bestselling memoir, in theaters Dec. 5, tells the tale of a woman wandering over more than 1,000 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail. And that means one of star Reese Witherspoon's most important co-stars is the ...
Pacific Crest Trail Expects Tourism Boost from Reese Witherspoon's "Wild"Yahoo Travel
'Wild' Stars Reese WitherspoonNew York Times
I was Reese Witherspoon's 'Wild' hiking buddyNew York Post
Fox News -Big Bear Grizzly -Vulture
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Los Angeles Times

Hikes on the Pacific Crest Trail from the book (and now film) 'Wild'
Los Angeles Times
The film "Wild," which opened Wednesday, tells the raw personal journey of Cheryl Strayed, who took off on a 1,000-plus-mile trek presumably to find herself. Where she chose to go, the remote and challenging Pacific Crest Trail, is a thrilling back ...
Witherspoon: 'Wild' sex was 'awkward'USA TODAY
On the 'Wild' Movie Trail in OregonNew York Times
'Wild' Woman: Author Cheryl Strayed on the Biopic About Her Life (INTERVIEW)Biography
North Country Public Radio -OUPblog (blog) -Slate Magazine
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Boise Weekly

Local Hiker Treks Span of Pacific Crest Trail
Boise Weekly
Boise native Clay Jacobson finally read Wild: Lost and Found on the Pacific Crest Trail because every time he mentioned he hiked the PCT, the first question people asked was, "Did you read the book?" The best-selling 2012 memoir follows author Cheryl ...

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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 ...


WCSH-TV

Uncle Tom Jamrog: Triple Crown Hiker
WCSH-TV
Tom Jamrog of Lincolnville is one of only about 240 people who have hiked the Appalachian Trail, the Continental Divide Trail, and the Pacific Crest Trail. Known as the Triple Crown, Tom started out on this endeavor at the age of 57. NEWS CENTER.


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.

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The Northwest Florida Daily News

Niceville natives hike 6000-plus miles in dog's memory
The Northwest Florida Daily News
Somewhere along the line, Brett and Pattie decided to take on the final leg of hiking's Triple Crown: the Continental Divide Trail, which runs 3,100 miles from Canada to Mexico. It would be their longest trek yet. ?Once you've completed two legs of the ...


Yahoo Travel

Travel Can Be Therapy?Q&A with Wild Author Cheryl Strayed
Yahoo Travel
Cheryl Strayed, author of the best-selling book Wild, which sparked a movie about her 1,000-mile hike on the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT), is the master of solitary and therapeutic traveling. Yahoo Travel spoke to her about the PCT, the healing process ...

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Vail Daily News

The Bookworm of Edwards shares 2014's best books
Vail Daily News
It follows the 11 of America's historic long-distance trails including the Continental Divide Trail running through Montana to New Mexico. A wonderful coffee table book, Berger and Smith detail specific needs for hikers, while inspiring them with ...


The Coloradoan

A summer of a lifetime on The Colorado Trail
The Coloradoan
Lisa Whitmire is a 34-year-old "Triple Crown" hiker from Las Vegas, who has hiked all three of the well-known long trails in the United States (Appalachian Trail, Pacific Crest Trail, Continental Divide Trail). Devin Dummit is a 19-year-old backcountry ...

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Area couple rely on map and compass for thru-hike of Continental Divide Trail
Knoxville News Sentinel
From its southern terminus near the Mexican border, the Continental Divide Trail heads north across New Mexico toward Canada. In southern New Mexico, the route is almost entirely unmarked as it crosses semi-desert grasslands where much of the drinking ...


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 ...


Hiking the great trails
Frederick News Post (subscription)
The author of "America's Great Hiking Trails" has hiked the triple crown of American trails, the Appalachian, the Pacific Crest Trail and the Continental Divide Trail. She will talk about her hikes Saturday at the Appalachian Trail Conference in ...

The AT in the News


Appalachian Trail Conservancy receives donation from Nantahala Brewing
Mountain Xpress
Nantahala Brewing Company celebrates the giving season with a little Trail Magic to Friends of Great Smoky Mountains National Park (GSMNP). Friends of the Smokies recently received a generous donation from Nantahala Brewing for the Appalachian Trail ...


Asheville Citizen-Times

Appalachian Trail gets a little longer
Asheville Citizen-Times
I remember when I started writing (let's just say a few years back) about the Appalachian Trail, one of the longest continuously marked footpaths in the world, it was a mere 2,175 miles long. Then somewhere along the line it grew to 2,176 miles, as ...

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Fond du Lac Reporter

Former FDL resident hikes Appalachian Trail
Fond du Lac Reporter
Hundreds of people attempt a through-hike of the Appalachian Trail each year but fewer than one in four actually completes a hike of the entire trail. Many who do complete the full 2,180 mile-long journey do it in sections over the course of several years.
Tully: A young man's 2185-mile journey to peaceIndianapolis Star

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Chester County pair hike Appalachian Trail -- Georgia to Maine
Daily Local News
Hiking the Appalachian Trail is a common feature on many bucket lists, and Scott Freehoff of West Chester and Cristin Ehrgott of Exton can finally say that they crossed it off their lists. Freehoff and Ehrgott have been friends since they first met at ...


Marietta Daily Journal

Boy Scouts tackle Appalachian trail
Marietta Daily Journal
Backpacking any part of the famous Appalachian Trail is no easy task, even for an experienced outdoorsman. The trail extends 2,181 miles along the Appalachian Mountains from Springer Mountain, Georgia, to Mount Katahdin in Maine. Of that, 76 miles ...

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Bluefield Daily Telegraph

Appalachian Trail Outreach Ministry offers aid, comfort, song to hikers
Bluefield Daily Telegraph
BASTIAN ? The humble Alan Ashworth, pastor at Round Mountain Circuit United Methodist Church in Bastian, Va., leads Appalachian Trail Outreach Ministry or ?ATOM? without a title. ATOM provides a shuttle service, warm meal and music to hikers passing ...


Through-hiker reflects on Appalachian Trail
Waynesboro Record Herald
Emily Mishler of Waynesboro is shown atop Franconia Ridge along the Appalachian Trail in New Hampshire. By Nancy Mace/The Record Herald Posted Dec. 1, 2014 @ 10:15 am. Emily Mishler of Waynesboro is shown atop Franconia Ridge along the ...


Hartford Courant

Recovery and inspiration lead Phil Valentine to Appalachian Trail
Hartford Courant
His own story of recovery from addiction and cancer is leading him to conquer the Appalachian Trail next year. Valentine is the executive director of the Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery (CCAR) and has been involved with the organization ...


The Daily Times

Appalachian Trail improvements boosted by 000 grant
The Daily Times
?A strong relationship between the Appalachian Trail Conservancy and its corporate partners is vital as we work to mitigate the impacts from an increase in the popularity of the Appalachian Trail,? said Ron Tipton, executive director/CEO of the ATC ...

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Lexington Herald Leader

Kentucky hiker to tackle Pacific Crest Trail to benefit Lyme disease research
Lexington Herald Leader
The next year, Grenier went on to complete a solo through-hike of the Appalachian Trail, walking from April 15 to Oct. 11, 2012. Celebrating finishing the trail was a low-key affair. The wind was blowing 60 mph at the peak of Katahdin, the 5,000-foot ...

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