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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 ...

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 ...
Reese Witherspoon Plays Heroin Addict, Embarks on Rough Journey in Wild ...E! Online
Watch: Reese Witherspoon Enters the Oscar Race With First Trailer for 'Wild'Indie Wire
Can Reese Witherspoon Bring Cheryl Strayed's 'Wild' to Life on Screen?Wall St. Cheat Sheet -The Week Magazine
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New York Daily News

Wash. hiker battles bears while awaiting rescue
New York Daily News
An injured hiker told a U.S. Navy rescue crew that he fended off bears after he fell and broke his leg along the Pacific Crest Trail. The unnamed hiker, 50, luckily had a can of bear spray to fight off the predators during several hours of waiting as ...
Injured hiker had to fend off bearsThe Spokesman Review (blog)
Hiker Fends Off Bears For 7 Hours While Awaiting Rescue On Washington ...Headlines & Global 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 ...

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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Sierra Star

Hiking the Hoover Wilderness and the Pacific Crest Trail
Sierra Star
The following morning we hiked the Pacific Crest Trail down Cold Canyon another 8.2 miles to our next campsite at the Glen Aulin Sierra Camp at 7,800 feet. Two week ago we stayed at this camp when hiking down to Water Wheel Falls. Today there were ...

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 ... 11

PCT, Pamelia Lake closed by wildfire in Mount Jefferson Wilderness
Statesman Journal
A five-mile section of the Pacific Crest Trail has been shut down due to the growing size of multiple wildfires burning in and around the Mount Jefferson Wilderness. The Bridge 99 Complex, nine miles north of Camp Sherman, jumped a line to the north ...
Wind gusts fan Bingham Complex wildfireAlbany Democrat Herald (blog)
Forest Service battling Mount Jefferson wildfiresThe Register-Guard
Bingham blazes hit 480 acresBlue Mountain Eagle
Wallowa County Cheiftain
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Budd Bailey's Running: Murphy lending a hand on Pacific Crest run
Buffalo News
Murphy, the son of Buffalo Bills' announcer John Murphy, is part of a team that's raising money for charity through a run from the United States-Mexico border to the United States-Canada border along the Pacific Crest Trail. The story starts for Jack ...

The CDT in the News

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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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 ...

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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Branchville Legion post welcomes trail-hiking veterans
New Jersey Herald
This year's program started in March with 25 veterans hiking the Appalachian Trail, the Continental Divide Trail and the Pacific Crest Trail. Due to the rigors of long-distance hiking, 10 participants have dropped out of the hike. The 15 remaining ...

Large snow drift blocks east side of Buffalo Pass
Steamboat Pilot & Today
That includes Buffalo Pass Road, one of the primary access points to the Mount Zirkel Wilderness Area and the easiest way to set out on the Continental Divide Trail from Steamboat. #The road spans the divide providing an alternate route to U.S. Highway ...

Edward Thompson Ruppel, 88
Montana Standard
In addition, Ruppel wrote two popular geologic guides: ?The Gold Mines of the Virginia City Mining District, Madison County, Montana,? and ?Along The Great Divide: The Rocks and Their History Along the Continental Divide Trail between Montana and Idaho.

Theard, Hunt top Wulfman trail race
Montana Standard
Aidan Theard of Anaconda won the men's and Nicole Hunt of Warm Springs won the women's race in the seventh annual 14K Wulfman Continental Divide Trail run on Saturday in the Homestake Pass area. Theard posted a time of 1:00:55; Hunt's time was ...

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Gila National Forest Signal Peak lookout John Kavchar remembered on Friday
Silver City Sun News
Friday night, Connors recalled how Kavchar would host hikers along the Continental Divide Trail who came to visit his tower, sometimes making nachos for them. And Connors told about the day of Kavchar's death, how Kavchar had welcomed the family of a ...

Burgers with French touch will spark your Fourth BBQ
Over four and a half months, he hiked the Continental Divide Trail from the Mexican border to Canada by way of the Rockies. His meals at small burger joints along the way were eye opening. He said he was impressed by "the mixture of cool architecture ...

The AT in the News

Bangor Daily News

Mystery of missing Appalachian Trail hiker still vexes wardens, locals one ...
Bangor Daily News
Tennessee hiker Geraldine Largay disappeared while hiking the Maine portion of the Appalachian Trail a year ago. Maine game wardens believe they know what might have happened to her, but locals also have their own theories. There are few parts of the ...
One year since hiker disappeared on Appalachian Trail in MaineWCSH-TV
Hiker threatens man with knife along Appalachian
Hiker accused of pulling knife on man along Appalachian Trail in Franklin CountyThe Patriot-News
Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel -The Republic -WLBZ-TV
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Mountain stones become walls and stairs for relocated Appalachian Trail
Lynchburg News and Advance
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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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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Volunteers needed for Appalachian Trail work
Salisbury Post
ASHEVILLE ? The Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) is seeking volunteers to help with a work project at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, July 26, at the Walnut Mountain open area along the Appalachian Trail (A.T.) on the North Carolina/Tennessee border.

Meet The Animals You'll Find Along The Appalachian Trail
Leesburg Today
The 45-minute program, which begins at 10 a.m., will feature animals found along the 14 states that the Appalachian Trail passes through. Last year's event gave participants a chance to interact with skunks, owls, turtles, and snakes. Fox, raptors ...

Outdoors: Book details deep love for the Appalachian Trail
The Sentinel
Bill Bryson's 1998 ?A Walk in the Woods,? has become an Appalachian Trail classic. For someone who enjoys the highs and lows of the outdoors, it is one of the more memorable reads of any genre. Georgia author and thru-hiker Richard ?Peregrine? Judy ...

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No getting away from it all on the Appalachian Trail
"The whole idea of the Appalachian Trail is to get away from it all," said Bill Bryson, whose best-selling 1998 book "A Walk in the Woods" about the trail is being made into a movie starring Robert Redford and Nick Nolte. "I am all in favor of gadgets ...
Appalachian Trail Museum aims to expand displaysCarlisle Sentinel
For Appalachian thru-hikers, joy is in 6-month journeyThe Sentinel

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For Love of Nature: Hard work continues on the Appalachian Trail
Steven Hicks, a volunteer with the Konnarock Trail Crew, an organization that maintains the Appalachian Trail, works to remove a tree from a freshly re-routed section of the trail. (Photo by Max Oden / The News & Advance) ...

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Time and space travel on the Appalachian Trail
The Appalachian Trail, affectionately known as the AT among the hiking community, extends for more than 2,000 miles from Mount Katahdin in Maine to Springer Mountain in Georgia. Although it does not pass through Ohio, it has links to the Buckeye State.

Why Did a Man Enter the Appalachian Trail and Never Leave?
Outside Magazine
Around noon on June 5, a sweaty man walked into the Walasi-Yi Interpretive Center near Dahlonega, Georgia, about 30 miles northeast of Springer Mountain, the southern terminus of the Appalachian Trail. The man put his keys on the counter and told a ...

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