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Albany Times Union

Hiker helpers may see busy summer on Pacific Crest Trail
Albany Times Union
BEND, Ore. (AP) ? Serving as a trail angel is about helping hikers in need, says Bend's Brian Douglass. And this summer, Douglass and the rest of his crew who make up the Central Oregon Pacific Crest Trail Angel Program could be tending to the needs ...
Travel Diary: Day 1 on the Pacific Crest TrailChron.com (blog)

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OregonLive.com

3 Ohioans rescued on Pacific Crest Trail in the Cascade Mountains after ...
OregonLive.com
Linn County officials rescued three Ohio women in the Cascade Mountains early Monday morning after the trio hit nasty conditions Sunday on the Pacific Crest Trail and called for help. About 11:25 a.m. Sunday, the Linn County Sheriff's Office reported ...
Pacific Crest Trail use hitting new highs following popular book, film on ...Sacramento Bee
Three hikers safe after Pacific Crest Trail ordealKATU
3 Ohio women rescued from Pacific Crest Trail in Ore.kgw.com
Mashable -Chron.com (blog) -The Register-Guard
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Pacific Crest Trail treks
The Columbian
Morgen Glessing, 22, of Woodland will reach Tehachapi, Calif., today, about 550 miles along the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mexican border. He has been hiking with a Rhode Island through-hiker averaging 25 to 30 miles a day. Glessing is about 10 days ...


KVAL

Sheriff: Icy conditions trapped hikers on Pacific Crest Trail
KVAL
The sheriff's office rescued three hikers stranded on the Pacific Crest Trail on Sunday. The group planned to hike from Hoodoo north to the Washington border. The weather and terrain had other plans. "They got into an area that was very steep. There ...


KPBS

Hikers Flock To East San Diego County To Follow Pacific Crest Trail
KPBS
More than 3,500 people have taken out permits this year to hike the Pacific Crest Trail, 10 times more than the 300 to 400 a year that tried the hike before the book came out in 2013, said Jules Fijolek, a forestry technician with the U.S. Forest Service.


Huffington Post

British Teen in Own Wild! Pacific Crest Trail Walk for Mountain Gorillas
Huffington Post
Kyran Young, a British teen, is walking the full 2663 mile Pacific Crest Trail to raise money and awareness for the last remaining 900 Mountain Gorillas in Eastern Africa. It will take four months. Just 19, Young, dubbed "The Gorilla Walker" is on a ...


Wall Street Journal

Hiking, Hurting: Newbies Try Pacific Crest Trail
Wall Street Journal
Inspired by the book and movie "Wild," newbie hikers are taking on the Pacific Crest Trail, but many are finding it's no walk in the park. Photo: Sandy Huffaker for The Wall Street Journal. Transcript +. This transcript has been automatically generated ...
Two local men progressing on Pacific Crest TrailThe Columbian

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FOX40

CHP Helicopter Rescues Teen Attempting to Hike Pacific Crest Trail
FOX40
A CHP helicopter rescued a teen attempting to hike the Pacific Crest Trail on Monday morning. The teen, identified as Dartagnan Driscoll, 18, told authorities that he was attempting to hike the Pacific Crest Trail to Canada and was only 12 hours into ...
CHP rescues thirsty, lost Pacific Crest Trail hikerFresno Bee
Pacific Crest Trail rescue: Sierra hiker out of water; cellphone app didn't ...San Jose Mercury News
Rescued Alpine County hiker down to 8 ounces of water before CHP rescueSacramento Bee
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Sonoma Valley Sun

An evening on the Pacific Crest Trail
Sonoma Valley Sun
Unknown Sonoma Birding's popular Nature Lecture Series continues May 28 with a virtual thru-hike with the author of ?A Blistered Kind of Love; One Couple's Trial by Trail.? Backpacking author Angela Ballard shares her adventures on the stunningly wild ...


Tehachapi News

Pacific Crest Trail closed due to Jawbone Complex; windmills lost
Tehachapi News
Flame lengths were estimated at 150 feet or more when the Rim Fire, part of the Jawbone Complex, reached dense forest in the higher elevations earlier this week. Containment of the fire is now estimated for noon on Saturday. Photo courtesy of ...

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The CDT in the News


Great Falls Tribune

Great Falls man through-hiking Continental Divide Trail
Great Falls Tribune
For the last several years, Marty Bannon has spent a portion of his summers doing volunteer work on the Continental Divide Trail with CDT Montana. While working on trail, Bannon, a retired Air Force officer who lives in Great Falls, has met several ...

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Continental Divide hike topic of Tuesday program
The Daily Times
KNOXVILLE ? A public presentation, "Through Hiking the Continental Divide Trail," will be presented at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church, 2931 Kingston Pike, Knoxville. Knoxville residents Iris Russel, a first time ...

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Presentation set on hiking Continental Divide
The Daily Times
... resident Iris Russell and Will Hammond at 7 p.m. May 12 at Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church, 2931 Kingston Pike, Knoxville. They will share photos and videos of their successes, failures and stories of thru-hiking the Continental ...

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News & Observer

Max Patch for hikers looking for mountain scenery
News & Observer
?We hiked the Continental Divide Trail last year,? Hammond said of his and Russell's 3,100-mile trek on the Mexico-to-Canada footpath. ?I remember walking down the trail and saying 'I'd sure love some pizza and beer.' This is my first time giving back.?.

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AL.com

Putting out the fires: How volunteer rangers help keep Alabama's Sipsey ...
AL.com
Bailey, who's retired and has hiked the Appalachian Trail, Pacific Crest Trail and Continental Divide Trail in the past few years, volunteers as often as he can. All of the volunteers have to be trained, a process that takes a weekend, and all of them ...

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Long Haul: Getting trail strong with a drill boss
The Denver Post
The store is a connecting point for backpackers hiking The Colorado Trail and the Continental Divide Trail. Hikers mail resupply boxes to the store and pick them up as they pass through, but supplies and hang out. Dean ...... Krakel/The Denver Post.


Pampa News

Tips, Tricks and Advice: Thinking about taking a long distance hike?
Pampa News
Once a year the PCT organization holds a zero day that is generally in April. Zero day is a great event to attend for anyone that may hike the PCT or any of the long distance trails of the U.S. such as the Continental Divide trail, the John Muir, & the ...


Colorado's best mountain biking destinations
The Denver Post
The 3,100-mile Continental Divide Trail traverses the Rocky Mountains from Canada to Mexico, offering pristine singletrack at nearly every turn. While riding the entire trail is a hardcore adventure, accessible portions of it trail offer a taste of the ...

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Rocky Mountain Conservancy transfers Johnson property to Rocky Mountain ...
Sky Hi Daily News
Folks hiking the Continental Divide Trail will soon have a less obstructed view of the Kawuneeche Valley in Rocky Mountain National Park. In the next few weeks the Rocky Mountain Conservancy will transfer a parcel of land known as the Johnson Property ...


What's Happening: Scholarship awards, wilderness tour, spring concert
Montana Standard
The Montana Wilderness Association's ?Spring into Summer? tour lands at Headframe Spirits, Montana and Galena, Uptown Butte, from 5 to 8 p.m. ?Spring into Summer? events offer a look at MWA's 2015 Wilderness Walks and its Continental Divide Trail ...

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The AT in the News


lehighvalleylive.com

Where does Pa. end and N.J. begin? Appalachian Trail marks it
lehighvalleylive.com
Sue Spring, recording secretary of the Appalachian Trail Long Distance Hikers Association, and a 7-year-old girl help the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission unveil a state line marker May 20, 2015, on the Interstate 80 pedestrian walkway ...
Take a hike on the iconic Appalachian TrailCentre Daily Times

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Jezebel

That One Time I Left My FiancÚ and Fled to the Appalachian Trail
Jezebel
I resolved to take a weeklong hike along the Appalachian Trail's southern end, along the border between North Carolina and Tennessee. After airfare, I reasoned, the trip would be cheap, healthy, and give me confidence in my newly single life. What I ...


WFMZ Allentown

New marker on Appalachian Trail comes with a warning
WFMZ Allentown
Memorial Day weekend is just a few days away and many hikers are planning to spend the holiday in the great outdoors. The orange and green will stand as a reminder to those hiking the Appalachian Trail in the Delaware Water Gap. "It's quite a big ...
APPALACHIAN TRAIL CONSERVANCY BIENNIAL CONFERENCE: 50 milesFrederick News Post (subscription)
Hikers Celebrate New Marker on the Appalachian TrailPA home page
Appalachian Trail Work Day to be held on Saturday, June 6The Sylva Herald
The Tomahawk -News & Observer
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VOA Learning English

Discover America's Appalachian Trail
VOA Learning English
Hello, I'm Ashley Thompson with VOA Learning English and I'm here today in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. The historic town is the halfway point of the 3,400-kilometer-long Appalachian Trail, one of the longest and most famous footpaths in the world.
Trekking for home ? Danny, Greg and Sam are halfway along the ATConway Daily Sun

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NJ.com

Morris couple begins Appalachian Trail hike
NJ.com
CHESTER ? It's been a dream nearly 20 years in the making and, as Connie Wieczorek puts it, "it's now or never." She and her husband, Ed Wieczorek, have embarked upon a once-in-a-lifetime adventure: hiking the Appalachian Trail ? all 2,180 miles of it.


Press Herald

Hiking in Maine: Take Appalachian Trail a step at a time
Press Herald
Planning and preparation for an Appalachian Trail thru-hike takes time and effort, but it's a very manageable task if you don't let yourself get overwhelmed by the thought of six months and 2,200 miles of hiking. A big undertaking like this is best ...


WDBJ7

Marine Veteran hiking entire Appalachian Trail for servicemen and women killed ...
WDBJ7
Folwer ended up injuring himself and had to stop hiking, but on the Appalachian Trail Nguyen has continued on. Nguyen is from Santa Cruz, Calif. and was on a mission when we found him in Daleville thousands of miles from home. "I've never been to the ...

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Chronicle-Telegram

Film highlights first woman to walk Appalachian Trail alone
Chronicle-Telegram
It took a lot longer to make a movie about pioneering hiker Emma ?Grandma? Gatewood than it did for the petite woman to walk the 2,050-mile Appalachian Trail alone in 1955 at age 67. ?It's been a long road to bring this project to fruition, but we're ...


Press Herald

Carey Kish: After 38 years, a second Appalachian Trail thru-hike
Press Herald
The Appalachian Trail isn't the longest footpath in the world, but it is arguably the most famous and certainly the most traveled. A complete traverse is the ultimate backpacking challenge and the adventure of a lifetime for many hikers. In fact ...


Lexington Herald Leader

Virginia innkeeper: Lexington fugitive, caught at hiking festival, was 'one of ...
Lexington Herald Leader
Susie Montgomery, who runs Montgomery Homestead Inn in Damascus, said Hammes was staying at her bed-and-breakfast for the town's annual Appalachian Trail Days festival when he was arrested. Hammes, 53, had been a regular at the inn since about ...

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