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Mid Columbia Tri City Herald

Richland man hiking 2650-mile Pacific Crest Trail
Mid Columbia Tri City Herald
"I have a degree in environmental science but couldn't find a job in that field and was feeling bummed by that," Ellig said with grin. "So I did some research, and I knew the Pacific Crest Trail was what I was looking for. I figured if I don't do it ...
Not an avid hiker, a man takes on the Pacific Crest TrailRocky Mountain Collegian

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Local Woman Hiking Pacific Crest Trail For MS
KMVT
"I heard of the Pacific Crest Trail in 2006, and I just knew immediately I wanted to do it for MS. My dad has had it since the year 2000, so it's affected a good part of my life. I've always been very adventurous and outgoing, so when I heard of the ...

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Santa Cruz woman with newfound passion for hiking takes on Pacific Crest Trail
Santa Cruz Sentinel
Laura Biondi-Williams at Mount Fitzroy in Patagonia. The Santa Cruz native says it is 'The most influential mountain I have ever met.' Biondi-Williams, who is new to through hiking, will attempt to hike the 2,650-mile Pacific Crest Trail starting in ...


Proposal includes rerouting Pacific Coast Trail
KXLY Spokane
Where the Pacific Crest Trail winds through Crater Lake National Park, stretches of it seem to belie the majesty and beauty of Oregon's only national park. Several miles of the PCT follow old fire-fighting roads, which makes for a less-than-wonderful ...

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Signups open for Trail Skills Colleges training
Statesman Journal
Being a trail volunteer allows you to see some of the best that Oregon has to offer, such as this view of Olallie Lake from the Pacific Crest Trail. / Zach Urness / Statesman Journal. Written by. Henry Miller. Filed Under. Our Oregon Outdoors ...


Our Voice: We're grateful for life's mental and physical challenges
Bellingham Herald
He is walking from Mexico to Canada on the Pacific Crest Trail. If you look at his blog, he posted a photo of his feet with bandaged toes and a large blister on each heel. That photo was taken a day and a half into his quest. Before it's through, Ellig ...

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Innkeepers of an icon: Live-work series
The Oregonian
On countless nights, that's what Ron and Donna Bergquist have done during the 18 years they have owned the iconic Callahan's Lodge in Ashland, which rests in the shadow of Mount Ashland and 400 feet from the Pacific Crest Trail. As innkeepers who live ...


'The Keyboard Kitten Gets Oregonized' debuts in Newport
Newport News Times
... the Newport Reads 2014 schedule of events. Newport Reads is an annual community reading program by the Newport Library Foundation. This year, the community is reading Welch's book, ?Cascade Summer: My Adventure on Oregon's Pacific Crest Trail.

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Signups are open for Breitenbush volunteer habitat project
Statesman Journal
Being a trail volunteer allows you to see some of the best that Oregon has to offer, such as this view of Olallie Lake from the Pacific Crest Trail. (Photo: Zach Urness / Statesman Journal ). SHARECONNECTTWEETCOMMENTEMAILMORE. This volunteer ...


North Shore Calendar of Events
Wicked Local Danvers
Information: info@beverlyhistory.org, beverlyhistory.org, 978-922-1186. 'WENDY'S JOURNEY ON THE PACIFIC CREST TRAIL' at Beverly Public Library Farms Branch, Conrad Room, 24 Vine St., Beverly, on April 29, 7 p.m.-8 p.m. Free and open to the public.

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The CDT in the News


Ceremony for Silver City designation as gateway to Continental Divide Trail is ...
Silver City Sun News
SILVER CITY >> The Continental Divide Trail Coalition (CDTC) and the town of Silver City will hold a ceremony Wednesday celebrating Silver City's designation as the first Continental Divide Trail Community, according to a news release. The public is ...


Silver City New Mexico to be First Continental Divide Trail Gateway Community!
WebWire (press release)
Silver City, NM (April 17, 2014) ? On April 23, 2014, the Continental Divide Trail Coalition (CDTC), and town leaders from Silver City NM will hold a ceremony at the Murray Ryan Visitor's Center celebrating their designation as the first Continental ...


Combat Veterans to thru hike the Continental Divide Trail
WebWire (press release)
Combat Veterans to thru hike the Continental Divide Trail. Starting at the US-Mexican Border in the Bootheel of New Mexico, six (6) Combat Veterans will begin a 6 month journey on April 12, 2014 to "walk off the war"along the Continental Divide Trail ...


US Sen. Martin Heinrich discusses issues with WNMU students
Silver City Sun News
... Chamber of Commerce's southwest chapter, the Volunteer Center and the Wellness Coalition before wrapping his trip up with Silver City's celebration for being designated as the first gateway community for the Continental Divide Trail at the Visitor ...

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Taking a walk away from war
Albuquerque Journal
Ricky Davis, Chris Rickert, Thomas Gathman, Rob Voorhis and Andrew Brennan gather for a photo at the Hachita community center on Saturday, the day before the launch of their 3,100-mile hike of the Continental Divide Trail. A sixth hiker, Korean War ...


US Senator Martin Heinrich discusses the issues with students at WNMU
Silver City Sun News
... Chamber of Commerce's southwest chapter, the Volunteer Center and the Wellness Coalition before wrapping his trip up with Silver City's celebration for being designated as the first gateway community for the Continental Divide Trail at the Visitor ...


Sen. Heinrich In Silver City For Community Meetings
KRWG
U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich is traveling to western New Mexico for a series of community meetings. The New Mexico Democrat is spending Wednesday in Grant County, where he is hosting round table discussions in Silver City on helping small businesses and ...

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Heinrich Holds Meetings In Grant County
KRWG
U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) will host community roundtable discussions in Grant County on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, focused on making the economic recovery work for all New Mexicans, including helping small businesses prosper, supporting ...


Off the Beaten Path: More trail than you realized
The Athens Messenger (blog)
The Triple Crown of hiking trails in the United States has been aspired to by many: the 2,180-mile Appalachian Trail, the 3,100-mile Continental Divide Trail, and the 2,663-mile Pacific Crest Trail, all north-south (or south-north) trails. Thousands of ...


Warrior Hikers hiking off the war starting Sunday, arriving in Silver City ...
Silver City Sun News
Courtesy photo Christopher Rickert, a former U.S. Marine Corps infantry assaultman who was deployed to Afghanistan, is one of the warrior hikers who is hiking the Continental Divide Trail starting Sunday. Rickert and the other five hikers will arrive ...

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The AT in the News


WDBJ7

Man found dead on Appalachian Trail in Bedford County identified
WDBJ7
The Bedford County Sheriff's Office has identified the hiker who was found dead Monday morning along the Appalachian Trail. Rodney Montgomery of Otis Orchard, Washington, died. He was 59. Montgomery was hiking the trail with his brother. They were en ...
Hiker from Washington state died on Appalachian TrailRichmond Times Dispatch
Volunteers wanted to clean Appalachian Trailwww.app.com
UPDATE: Body Found at Appalachian Trail Hiking Shelter IdentifiedWSET
WFIR News Talk Radio
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Man's body found at Appalachian Trail shelter
Roanoke Times
... Trail Incident. Members of Bedford County Special Operations Command launch a boat into a creek just off the James River to transport first responders to and from the Appalachian Trail, where a person was found unresponsive Monday morning.


Press Herald

Maine family hoping to complete the Appalachian Trail
Press Herald
With Georgia's peaks an agreeable backdrop, the Kallin family ? from left, Emily, Nathan, Madeline and David ? is sky-high on its chances of hiking the 14 states that make up the Appalachian Trail. If all goes according to plan, the trek will be ...


Appalachian Trail event planned Saturday at Renfrew Park
Herald-Mail Media
Posted: Sunday, April 20, 2014 9:25 pm. Appalachian Trail event planned Saturday at Renfrew Park. WAYNESBORO, Pa. ? The Waynesboro area will officially become the newest ?Appalachian Trail Community? Saturday as part of an event at Renfrew Park.


Wingin' It: Hiker takes on Appalachian Trail
Catskill Daily Mail
ON THE APPALACHIAN TRAIL ? Michael Gilfeather Jr., 28, of Catskill began a 2,185 mile thru-hike on the Appalachian Trail on March 9 in Springer Mountain, Ga. He will hike through 14 states and ultimately finish in Katahdin, Maine. The purpose of the ...


Maintaining the Appalachian Trail often falls to volunteers
witf.org
"We go through a lot of farm fields and pastures through our section. It's a nice easy break on the legs. Climbing up the ridge tops is also wonderful. You have these wonderful scenic overlooks. You can watch the birds migrate. In Pennsylvania, those ...


Carter Caves hosting hiking presentation about Appalachian Trail
Huntington Herald Dispatch
Description: Since 1994 Andy Niekamp has hiked 7,800 miles on the Appalachian Trail (AT), a continuous footpath that runs through 14 states from Springer Mountain in Georgia to Katahdin in Maine. He has been awarded three ?2,000 miler? certificates by ...

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Themountainpress

Upland Chronicles: Appalachian Trail beckons to backpackers, hikers
Themountainpress
The Appalachian Trail runs 71 miles through the Smokies, and for approximately half that distance it shares space with Sevier County, from roughly one mile west of Derrick Knob shelter to one-half mile east of Mt. Guyot at Old Black, approximately ...


Waynesboro area designated an Appalachian Trail Community
Chambersburg Public Opinion
Blue Ridge Summit Girl Scouts Mackenzie Highbarger, left, and Sydney Biser prepare supplies for an Appalachian Trail hiker's box, which resides in the Blue Ridge Summit Post Office. Hikers of the nearby Appalachian Trail who stop in for mail as they ...

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Parrish man, 61, attempting to hike whole Appalachian Trail
Bay News 9
Parrish man attempts 2,185-mile hike Watch Video. PARRISH --. A Parrish man is on the trip of a lifetime as he attempts to hike the Appalachian Trail. Steve Adams, 61, is making the 2,185-mile journey from Georgia to Maine with a 35-pound pack on his back.

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