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Tick Season Is Approaching, Here’s What You Need to Know

Tick Season Is Approaching, Here’s What You Need to Know

While thru-hiking the AT last year, I called a Lyft in New York. The driver seemed a little flummoxed by my stinky, mud-covered presence and didn’t know much about the...

Jun 20, 2018 : Becky Booroojian
The North Country National Scenic Trail Extension Plan

The North Country National Scenic Trail Extension Plan

The expansion of the The expansion of the North Country National Scenic Trail is slowly but surely turning into a reality. Where Will the North Country Trail Connect? The authorization...

Jun 14, 2018 : Andrea Davis
50-Year-Old Pot of Money Supporting AT Could Disappear

50-Year-Old Pot of Money Supporting AT Could Disappear

If you love the Appalachian Trail (AT), there is an important and time-sensitive story you need to know about before September of this year. Really, if you love any trail, national...

May 29, 2018 : Laura Johnston
AT Hiker Drowns Attempting to Cross Kennebec River

AT Hiker Drowns Attempting to Cross Kennebec River

The body of 39-year-old Michael Camiso was found Tuesday in Caratunk, Maine. Camiso went missing earlier in May, and it has been surmised that he drowned attempting to cross the...

May 28, 2018 : The Editors
What You Need to Know About the 2018 Appalachian Trail Kickoff

What You Need to Know About the 2018 Appalachian Trail Kickoff

Get your start photo under the Arch and sign in at the Visitors Center to register your thru-hike! Hear it from the pros The ATKO offers a prime opportunity to...

Feb 10, 2018 : Stacia Bennett
[Updated] AT Fully Reopens After Government Shutdown

[Updated] AT Fully Reopens After Government Shutdown

A shutdown of the US federal government began at midnight EST on January 20, 2018, with varying effects throughout government-managed public lands. About 700 miles of the Appalachian Trail is...

Jan 20, 2018 : The Editors
2017 Was Another Record-Breaking Year for the Appalachian Trail

2017 Was Another Record-Breaking Year for the Appalachian Trail

Here it is! The annual Keep in mind, of course, that there are three years of data left for this decade's total numbers. The numbers used for the following analysis...

Dec 4, 2017 : Emily
A Poorly Planned Pipeline Continues to Threaten the Appalachian Trail

A Poorly Planned Pipeline Continues to Threaten the Appalachian Trail

You may have seen a pro-pipeline meme floating around the Internet that shows a map of the United States, crisscrossed with blue and red lines that depict the approximate 2.4...

Nov 28, 2017 : Anne Baker
2018 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hiker Registration Now Open

2018 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hiker Registration Now Open

Attention all aspiring 2018 thru-hikers—the Appalachian Trail Conservancy's (ATC's) form is now open to register your start date and location for next year's thru-hike. Register Here Registration

Oct 2, 2017 : The Editors
Joe “Stringbean” McConaughy Smashes Self-Supported (and Supported) AT Record

Joe “Stringbean” McConaughy Smashes Self-Supported (and Supported) AT Record

On August 31 2017, Joe "Stringbean" McConaughy reached Katahdin after thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail in 45 days, 12 hours, and 10 minutes. If verified (which is looking likely), this record will

Sep 1, 2017 : The Editors