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Portland Tribune

Before going 'Wild,' heed advice of couple who hiked Pacific Crest Trail
Portland Tribune
Perhaps you've read Cheryl Strayed's book ?Wild.? Or maybe you saw the movie. Or maybe the thought has crossed your mind to load up a backpack and set out on the Pacific Crest Trail. Before you do, head over to the Sunnyside Library from 6:30 to 7:45 ...


Oregon PCT, south to north
OregonLive.com
Off route along the Pacific Crest Trail, rappelling Three Fingered Jack (the PCT provides access to the peak), Mount Jefferson Wilderness Area, Jefferson County. Scenes along the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail in Oregon. Terry Richard/The ...


Tampabay.com

Movie 'Wild' lures more people to hike Pacific Crest Trail
Tampabay.com
The book Wild, which has been a bestseller for nearly two years, led to a small increase in inquiries about the trail, "but the movie seems to have had a much bigger effect," said Jack Haskel, trail information specialist for the Pacific Crest Trail ...
Letter: Bikers should be kicked off Pacific Crest TrailReno Gazette Journal
Pacific Crest Trail Expects More Hikers Thanks To Reese Witherspoon and 'Wild'The Daily Meal

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The Columbian

Pacific Crest Trail expects more hikers thanks to 'Wild'
San Jose Mercury News
The book "Wild," which has been a best-seller for nearly two years, led to a small increase in inquiries about the trail, "but the movie seems to have had a much bigger effect," said Jack Haskel, trail information specialist for the Pacific Crest Trail ...
'Wild' a good ad for the Pacific Crest TrailThe Columbian
More hikers expected on Pacific Crest Trail thanks to 'Wild'Memphis Commercial Appeal
A walk on the wild side: meet the first woman to YoYo the Pacific Crest TrailIrish Times

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Reno Gazette Journal

Cyclists want to claim space on Pacific Crest Trail
Reno Gazette Journal
Benjamin Spillman/RGJ A California group called the Pacific Crest Trail Reassessment Initiative says non-wilderness parts of the trail should be open to mountain biking.The trail, shown here near Truckee, Calif., is limited to hiking and equestrian use ...
Pacific Crest Trail expects more hikers because of the 'Wild' movieMashable
'Wild' film prompts surge in interest in Pacific Crest TrailTelegraph.co.uk

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Reno Gazette Journal

Fighting frostbite to make Pacific Crest Trail history
Reno Gazette Journal
So, the first thing Lichter did before sitting down to talk about their attempt to become the first people to complete a wintertime through-hike of the 2,650-mile Pacific Crest Trail from Canada to Mexico was throw some logs in the fireplace at his ...


2 Tahoe hikers try to finish Pacific Crest Trail in winter
SFGate
So, the first thing Lichter did before sitting down to talk about their attempt to become the first people to complete a wintertime through-hike of the 2,650-mile Pacific Crest Trail from Canada to Mexico was throw some logs in the fireplace at his ...

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KUOW News and Information

2 Men Attempt Winter Thru-Hike Of Pacific Crest Trail
KPLU News for Seattle and the Northwest
A pair of experienced long distance hikers are more than halfway through a full traverse of the Pacific Crest Trail in the dead of winter. If Californians Shawn Forry and Justin Lichter reach the Mexican border this spring, they'll be the first on ...
Adventurers Attempt Winter Thru-Hike Of Pacific Crest TrailKUOW News and Information
These 2 Brave Souls Are Hiking From Canada to Mexico In The SnowVisual News

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Ontario Argus Observer

Movie 'Wild' generates more interest in Pacific Crest Trail
Ontario Argus Observer
PORTLAND ? The popularity of Cheryl Strayed's memoir ?Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail? has led to increased awareness and use of the trail that runs from Canada to Mexico through Washington, Oregon and California. There are more ...
Go wild, take life in your strideTelegraph.co.uk

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Los Angeles Times

'Trail angels' help keep Pacific Crest hikers on the path
Los Angeles Times
By any measure, the Pacific Crest Trail is a beastly thing, an angry anaconda that slithers up the entire length of California and all the way to Canada, some 2,650 rugged miles. That's approximately 6 million steps ? some of them glorious, many of ...

The CDT in the News


Vashon siblings share the trek of a lifetime
Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber (subscription)
Back on Vashon, Lizzy is working at a local horse stable and making plans to hike the Appalachian Trail in March. The PCT, the Appalachian Trail and the Continental Divide Trail are considered the Triple Crown of Hiking in the U.S.. Josh is off the ...


The Guardian

Top 10 long-distance hiking trails in the US
The Guardian
Completing the Continental Divide Trail (CDT) should gain you a doctorate in long-distance trekking logistics. Much of the route follows the remote and rugged crest of the Rocky Mountains: waters on the west of the divide drain to the Pacific and those ...


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 ...


The Daily Planet

GoHawkeye Foundation gets nonprofit status
The Daily Planet
He has earned the Triple Crown of long-distance thru-hiking, twice completing the Appalachian Trail, the Continental Divide Trail and the Pacific Crest Trail. Johnson has always enjoyed giving back to the community. On Tuesday morning he was waiting ...


Bend Bulletin

Three Sisters overlook to be Ben Newkirk memorial
Bend Bulletin
He hiked the 2,650-mile PCT twice ? once south-to-north and again north-to-south ? and the 3,100-mile Continental Divide Trail. His passion was mountain climbing, Helt said. ?His eyes would light up when he would talk about his next climb,? she said.


The Missoulian

Montana: A to Z
The Missoulian
For those who choose to visit under their own power, Darby is a locus for the Continental Divide Trail and several cross-country bicycle routes. Travellers Rest Cabins and RV Park owner Mary Morris has a special shelf in her office for bulky packages ...


CNN

10 of the world's most amazing long-distance trails
CNN
Continental Divide Trail (United States). Distance: 4,990 kilometers (3,100 miles). The third and longest installment of The Triple Crown is really a director's cut -- loved by serious trail enthusiasts but not for everyone. Spanning 3,100 miles from ...
10 most amazing long-distance trails4029tv

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Vancouver Sun

Former UBC students nearly finished eight month hike from Jasper to Mexico
Vancouver Sun
But Jake Alleyne and Liam Harrap's 5,500-kilometre hike of the Continental Divide Trail is, frankly, far more impressive. The former University of B.C. students, both 25, set out from their front doors in Jasper for the Mexican border on April 25 and ...

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ABC Online (blog)

Tasmanian local swaps bushwalking for hiking in the US - Appalachian Trail done
ABC Online (blog)
This year Roger will walk the Pacific Crest Trail and is also planning walking the Continental Divide Trail, once all three are completed he will have achieved The Triple Crown of Hiking. Roger is from German Town near St Mary's and he spoke to Penny ...


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 ...

The AT in the News


Grandma Gatewood survived domestic violence to walk the Appalachian Trail ...
Washington Post (blog)
Even now, six decades later, Emma Gatewood's story still resonates. Grandma Gatewood, as she became known, was the first woman to hike the entire 2,050 miles of the Appalachian Trail by herself in 1955. She was 67 years old at the time, a mother of 11 ...


Appalachian Trail increases 3.9 miles
Southwest Virginia Today
Re-measurements and relocations of the Appalachian Trail have brought the total mileage of the footpath to 2,189.2 miles, an increase of 3.9 miles from last year's mileage of 2,185.3. This mileage is carefully documented in the Trail's official ...


Nature World News

Trail Savior: How an Aging Grandma Changed The Fate of the Appalachian Trail
Nature World News
The Appalachian Trail: you've likely heard of it. After all, each year countless hikers set foot on its paths, while thousands opt to hike the whole thing - all 2,000 miles of it. However, back in 1955, few even knew that this historic trail existed ...


Southwest Virginia Today

Persistence helps Marion hiker complete the Appalachian Trail
Southwest Virginia Today
?Some people hike fast like they're trying to break a record,? said Sparks of his five-month journey on the approximately 2,180-mile Appalachian Trail. ?To me, it was just about being out there. So I took advantage of every overlook and fire tower (for ...


Chesnee veteran plans to hike Appalachian Trail in honor of fallen friend
Spartanburg Herald Journal
Jeff Fowler, a U.S. Marine veteran from Chesnee, holds a photo of his friend and fellow Marine, Jason Karella, on Tuesday. Karella died while serving in Afghanistan in 2008. Fowler is planning to hike the entire Appalachian Trail in honor of his friend.


PennLive.com

Hikers, Pa. Game Commission need to work together to solve State Game Lands ...
PennLive.com
The January proposal did have exceptions to the permit requirements for some heavily used trails, including the Appalachian Trail and rails to trails. But, the hiking ban and permit requirement would still apply to hundreds of the best trails in ...
Hikers, photographers should be allowed on game landsSharonherald
Editorial: Game lands should be open to everyoneChambersburg Public Opinion

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The Missourian

Teaching English and More, From Stops Along the Appalachian Trail
The Missourian
She's doing all of these things, not from a satellite classroom or even an office somewhere, but from stops along the Appalachian Trail, a 2,180-mile continuous footpath from Springer Mountain, Ga., to Mount Katahdin in Maine. Studt is in the midst of ...


Knoxville News Sentinel

Appalachian Trail grows by almost four miles
Knoxville News Sentinel
The Appalachian Trail is officially 2,189.2 miles long, an increase of 3.9 miles from last year's mileage of 2,185.3 miles. The slight increase is due to re-measurements and relocations. Every year, the latest mileage and shelter information is updated ...
Appalachian Trail length increases by 3.9 milesHerald-Mail Media

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Richmond.com

In My Shoes: Sharing and caring abound on the Appalachian Trail
Richmond.com
After listening to my sister's stories about her Georgia-to-Maine adventure on the Appalachian Trail, I'm thinking it might be a good idea for us all to spend some time on foot in the deep woods. Life on the trail, from what Pat tells me, while hugely ...


Veteran to hike Appalachian Trail in honor of fallen friend
Spartanburg Herald Journal
Jeff Fowler, a U.S. Marine veteran from Chesnee, holds a photo of his friend and fellow Marine, Jason Karella, on Tuesday. Karella died while serving in Afghanistan in 2008. Fowler is planning to hike the entire Appalachian Trail in honor of his friend.

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