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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 ...


Kitsap Sun

Watch Reese Witherspoon (with No Makeup!) Take on the Pacific Crest Trail in ...
People Magazine
She carried a hulking backpack for months and had to bare all onscreen. So what did Reese Witherspoon find to be her biggest challenge while filming the movie Wild? Having a naked face. "I'm Southern," she says. "I like some makeup! It wasn't easy."
SEABURY BLAIR JR. | Hollywood types can't hike the Pacific Crest TrailKitsap Sun
Reese Witherspoon's Career RevolutionForbes
Reese Witherspoon Sounds Like A Feminist In 'Wild' Because She Is OneHuffington Post
We Got This Covered -Digital Spy -Slackerwood
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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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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 ...


Mother Jones

"Wild's" Cheryl Strayed Becomes One With Reese Witherspoon
Mother Jones
Her pack was too heavy, her boots too tight. She didn't know how to read a compass. But that didn't stop first-time backpacker Cheryl Strayed, then 26, from embarking on a soul-searching 1,100-mile solo hike on the Pacific Crest Trail in 1995, from ...
Interview: Reese Witherspoon experiences life in 'The Wild'Progress Index

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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 ...


Variety

Oscars: Where's the Competition in the Actress Categories?
Variety
?Wild,? the Fox Searchlight drama about a woman's 1,100-mile hike along the Pacific Crest Trail, is a redemption story in more ways than one. In adapting Cheryl Strayed's 2012 memoir about a personal breakdown, Reese Witherspoon rescued herself from ...

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WCSH-TV

Uncle Tom Jamrog: Triple Crown Hiker
WCSH-TV
Tom Jamrog of Lincolnville is one of only about 240 people who have hiked the Appalachian Trail, the Continental Divide Trail, and the Pacific Crest Trail. Known as the Triple Crown, Tom started out on this endeavor at the age of 57. NEWS CENTER.


Top 3 Pop: 'Wild' hits theaters; AC/DC releases new album; 'Dawn of the Planet ...
Allentown Morning Call
She packs a large backpack and sets off down the Pacific Crest Trail ? stretching from Mexico to Canada ? alone. Reese Witherspoon stars in "Wild," which chronicles Strayed's real-life journey to self-discovery as she walks more than 1,000 miles. The ...


'Slack packing' in the Colorado mountains
Mail Tribune
While prepping for the trip by hiking on the Southern Oregon Pacific Crest Trail, I told a through-hiker about our plan. ?Oh, you are going slackpacking,? he said. Nine of us, all over 50 years old ? including Jerry, a 67-year-old with Parkinson's ...

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The CDT in the News


Helena Independent Record

Helena couple rides the Continental Divide Trail
Helena Independent Record
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 Mexico. The route follows the Continental Divide through the Rocky Mountains ...


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 ...


WCSH-TV

Uncle Tom Jamrog: Triple Crown Hiker
WCSH-TV
Tom Jamrog of Lincolnville is one of only about 240 people who have hiked the Appalachian Trail, the Continental Divide Trail, and the Pacific Crest Trail. Known as the Triple Crown, Tom started out on this endeavor at the age of 57. NEWS CENTER.


'Slack packing' in the Colorado mountains
Mail Tribune
Andy got back with us a few months later with an amazing plan. He had researched the trails in the San Juan Mountains of southwest Colorado. He found a section of the Continental Divide Trail, with 4WD road access about every 10 miles. He offered to ...

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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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Smokey Bear Volunteer Trail Crew celebrates successful season of trail ...
Ruidoso News
She spent a week in the Collegiate Mountains of Colorado on a volunteer trail crew building a new section of the Continental Divide Trail System and came home with a commitment to get involved with something similar here in the Lincoln National Forest.


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 ...


Questions linger after Bend man dies on Middle Sister
Bend Bulletin
He was comfortable with a long-haul hike, having covered the entire Pacific Crest Trail twice and the similar 3,100-mile Continental Divide Trail in the Rockies in 2011, and was at home in the Cascades. ?He loved these mountains,? O'Donnell said. ?I ...

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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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The AT in the News


Fond du Lac Reporter

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.
Tully: A young man's 2185-mile journey to peaceIndianapolis Star

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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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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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Asheville Citizen-Times

Trail mixer: Asheville benefit for Appalachian Trail
Asheville Citizen-Times
But of the thousands who hike the trail each year, says John Odell of the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, only a small fraction are through-hikers who complete the whole trail from Maine to Georgia or vice versa. The vast majority are day users or short ...
Five-year plan guides future for the ATSmoky Mountain News

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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 ...


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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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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Hiking the Appalachian Trail: A southerly pass through New England
PenBayPilot.com
A man named Chet who houses Appalachian Trail hikers told us that it's our journey, and we can do it however we'd like. Chet is somewhat of a legend on the trail. I don't want it to sound like Taylor is a quitter because he is not. He just has figured ...


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 ...


The Tennessean

New strategic plan to bolster Appalachian Trail
The Tennessean
Smokies Wilderness Elite Appalachian Trail crew leader Trey Coyle leads a volunteer group on the Appalachian Trail near Clingmans Dome in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. (Photo: File / Knoxville News Sentinel ).

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