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Reno Gazette Journal

Dirt rider says hikers don't want him near Pacific Crest Trail
Reno Gazette Journal
And now Horgan is turning attention toward the Pacific Crest Trail because, he says, the U.S. Forest Service and Pacific Crest Trail Association want to push non-hikers further away from the 2,650-mile hiking route that stretches from Mexico to Canada ...


Forbes

Watch Reese Witherspoon (with No Makeup!) Take on the Pacific Crest Trail in ...
People Magazine
It follows her trek to self-discovery as she hikes more than 1000 miles along the Pacific Crest Trail, from the Mojave Desert to Washington state. Having survived the journey on her own once, Strayed jokes, "Next summer, the three of us are hiking the ...
'Wild' Producer Bruna Papandrea On Reese Witherspoon's Emotional Trek: The ...Deadline.com
Reese Witherspoon's Career RevolutionForbes
Reese Witherspoon goes 'Wild'FOX31 Denver
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TravelersToday

The Call of the Wild: The Pacific Crest Trail
TravelersToday
One of the most beautiful and rewarding hikes in the world is the Pacific Crest Trail running along the border of the United States from Mexico to Canada. This trail has been trending recently due to the novel, Wild, by Cheryl Strayed that will soon be ...

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Hudsonite takes on 2650-mile Pacific Crest Trail
Hudson Hub-Times
Established by the 1968 National Trails System Act, the Pacific Crest Trail runs 2,650 miles from the California/Mexico border, through California, Oregon and Washington to the Canadian border. One of the original National Scenic Trails, the PCT passes ...


Today I'd go ... hike the Pacific Coast Trail in Oregon
STLtoday.com
The Resort at The Mountain, located at the base of Mount Hood in Welches, Ore., is offering guests a package that included a trek along the Pacific Crest Trail. It's tied to the Cheryl Strayed memoir ?Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail ...


High Desert Museum's popular lynx dies
Bend Bulletin
The sight was a sure shock to Pacific Crest Trail hiker David Osborn. Walking the trail through Northern California in 2005, he saw a wildcat huddled on a sandbar along a creek near Castle Crags State Park. His chance discovery of the once-captive male ...


Reno Gazette Journal

Debate: Is PCT winter hike 'asking for a death sentence'?
Reno Gazette Journal
Tibbits, who has snowshoed and skiied the John Muir Trail in the central Sierra Nevada and hiked the Pacific Crest Trail, said winter conditions in the Cascade range and Sierra Nevada can be so harsh that Lichter and Forry, who each have extensive ...


Prestige season at the cineplex
Coshocton Tribune
Reese Witherspoon stars as a heroin addict who decides to hike the Pacific Crest Trail by herself in ?Wild.? The movie opens Dec. 5. (Photo: Fox Searchlight). CONNECTTWEETLINKEDINCOMMENTEMAILMORE. At first glance, this year's slate of prestigious ...

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NW News Network

Northwest Trails Expect Rush Of 'Wild' Hikers -- And Those Trying To Avoid Them
NW News Network
The movie ?Wild? hits select theaters Friday, December 5. It's based on a memoir by a Portland author who made a life-changing trek on the Pacific Crest Trail. And the film is expected to spark a blockbuster summer for hikers on national scenic trails.

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let's be honest
The Brown Daily Herald
The memoir recounts Strayed's 1,100-mile hike across the Pacific Crest Trail, an incredible physical feat undertaken in the wake of personal tragedies including the death of her mother, the fracturing of her family, and the end of her marriage. During ...

The CDT in the News


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 ...


Help Build the Next 32 Miles of the CDT in Colorado
WebWire (press release)
The Continental Divide Trail Coalition (CDTC), the lead National Partner for management of the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail (CDT) has launched an Indiegogo campaign titled ?The Next 32 Miles? to raise funds to construct a 32 mile non ...


Philly.com

Well Being: Hiking adds clarity, adventure to life
Philly.com
More impressive, the "geek" who graduated Phi Beta Kappa has hiked the entire length of the Appalachian Trail and, for good measure, America's two other long-distance trails, the Pacific Crest Trail and the Continental Divide Trail. Earlier this fall ...


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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Princeton Daily Clarion

Mike Ewald spent the summer hiking the 2180-mile Appalachian Trail
Princeton Daily Clarion
After that will come the Continental Divide Trail. When he makes it - the word ?if? is gone from Ewald's vocabulary - he'll be one of only a few hundred people to ever complete all three trails. ?The reason we chose the AT over other trails (to start ...

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Veterans hiking the Continental Divide Trail to ?walk off the war? stop in ...
Summit Daily News
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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Couple hikes from Mexico to Canada in 108 days
Observer-Reporter
It's the westernmost of the three long north/south hiking trails in the country, with the other two being the Continental Divide Trail and the Appalachian Trail. She and Dave hiked the Appalachian Trail in 2008. It's 2,160 miles long, 500 miles less ...

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Great Falls Tribune

5 haunted hikes in Montana
Great Falls Tribune
While the Frenchwoman's was located at the base of MacDonald Pass, from the Continental Divide Trail atop the pass it's easy to imagine what the area was like in those early days of the road. Find the trailhead in the Cromwell Dixon Campground on top ...


Hudsonite takes on 2650-mile Pacific Crest Trail
Hudson Hub-Times
"These are the three big ones -- the Appalachian Trail is known as the bachelor's degree; the Pacific Crest is the master's degree and the Continental Divide Trail [3,100 miles of hiking through five states from Mexico to Canada] is the doctorate," he ...


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 ...

The AT in the News


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.


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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Md. man finds answers hiking the Appalachian Trail
Washington Post
Some 2,185 miles would pass on the Appalachian Trail, where three in four hikers quit, broken by long, dull days walking on rocks from Georgia to Maine. Six months, one week, six days, Feild walked. He walked and walked. Because life was supposed to be ...

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Troop 79 hikes the Appalachian Trail
Shore News Today
UPPER TOWNSHIP ? Boy Scout Troop 79 of Upper Township traveled on the Appalachian Trail during a trip Nov. 1-2. Thirty-four scouts and adults broke into two groups on Saturday, Nov. 1, with first-year scouts camping at the Blue Rocks campground in ...


Princeton Daily Clarion

Mike Ewald spent the summer hiking the 2180-mile Appalachian Trail
Princeton Daily Clarion
29, Ewald and another Mt. Carmel native, Shawn Summers, hiked the 2,185.3-mile Appalachian Trail from central Georgia to northern Maine. It wasn't easy - Ewald went through four pairs of boots along the way, with his swelling feet requiring size 13s by ...

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Wind Gap couple has tales to tell from completion of Appalachian Trail hike.
Allentown Morning Call
Chris Minnich and Jamie Ratchford of Wind Gap began their trek along the 2,180-mile Appalachian Trail last March. Chris Minnich and Jamie Ratchford of Wind Gap began their trek along the 2,180-mile Appalachian Trail last March. (CONTRIBUTED PHOTO ...


2014 National Outdoor Book Awards announced by Idaho State University
Idaho State University
They call her Grandma Gatewood. She carries an umbrella, wears a checked skirt, and she loves to hike. In fact, she is the first woman to hike the entire Appalachian Trail. After her first 2,000-mile hike, she did it again, becoming the first person ...

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Olean Times Herald

Allegany woman treks 2185-mile Appalachian Trail in five months
Olean Times Herald
Local hiker Pat Coate's memorable journey this summer began and ended with mountains in Georgia and Maine. And in between, the Allegany resident's 2,185-mile Appalachian Trail experience presented 16 bears, two rattlesnakes, a blind man who fell in ...

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Hiker rescued in Windsor Twp.
Reading Eagle
Fire and rescue crews from northern Berks County were called to get a man off the Appalachian Trail near Hamburg after he called 9-1-1 overnight to report he was exhausted after hiking more than 1,200 miles from Georgia. The man, whose identity was ...


Appalachian Trail could be Wind Gap's path to economic growth
The Express-Times - lehighvalleylive.com
Wind Gap is seeking formal recognition as a stopping point along the Appalachian Trail, said Sharon Davis, a manager with the Slate Belt Community Partnership. Inclusion in one of the three annual guidebooks about the 2,180-mile nature trail could ...

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