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All Katahdin Trails Closed Until At Least December 1st

All Katahdin Trails Closed Until At Least December 1st

Baxter State Park announced on Wednesday that all Katahdin and Traveler trails will be closed at the trailhead through at least December 1st. "Shin-deep snow has obscured trail markings and

Oct 22, 2021 : Kelly Floro
Hiker Alleges Brian Laundrie Sighting Near AT As Rumors Swirl

Hiker Alleges Brian Laundrie Sighting Near AT As Rumors Swirl

A Florida man claims he saw Brian Laundrie near the Appalachian Trail in North Carolina early Saturday morning. The unconfirmed sighting adds fuel to weeks of online speculation that Laundrie...

Oct 4, 2021 : The Editors
ATC Warns of Surge in COVID Cases Near 100 Mi Wilderness

ATC Warns of Surge in COVID Cases Near 100 Mi Wilderness

The Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) warned hikers today in a Facebook post of a reported uptick in COVID-19 cases near Maine's 100 Mile Wilderness. "The ATC has received multiple reports...

Sep 10, 2021 : Kelly Floro
Round Hill Appalachian Trail Festival to Return This September

Round Hill Appalachian Trail Festival to Return This September

The Round Hill Appalachian Trail Festival will take place September 11-12, 2021 at B Chord Brewing. As summer winds down to an end and fall is right around the corner,...

Aug 30, 2021 : Alexa Dunn
Scott Jurek Ends Appalachian Trail FKT Attempt Due to Injury

Scott Jurek Ends Appalachian Trail FKT Attempt Due to Injury

Updated 8/11/2021: Unfortunately, Scott Jurek was forced to suspend his speed record attempt due to injury. According to his Instagram, Jurek strained his quadricep early in the effort and was...

Aug 11, 2021 : Brandon Chase
ATC Announces New Visitor Experience Updates

ATC Announces New Visitor Experience Updates

The Appalachian Trail Conservancy has announced plans to restructure their visitor experience in the form of updated visitor centers and hiker resources throughout the length of the trail. In

Jul 19, 2021 : Colleen Goldhorn
Strawbridge Family of Six Completes Triple Crown

Strawbridge Family of Six Completes Triple Crown

Vince and Monica Strawbridge, along with their kids, Georgie - 14, Henry - 15, June - 17, and Aiden - 19, completed their Triple Crown on June 21st, 2021 with...

Jul 7, 2021 : Tina Mullen
Pisgah NF Announces Max Patch Camping Ban and Other Restrictions

Pisgah NF Announces Max Patch Camping Ban and Other Restrictions

Pisgah National Forest announced a two-year camping ban and several other restrictions at Max Patch on Thursday morning, citing overcrowding and damage to the area. The rules go into effect

Jul 1, 2021 : Kelly Floro
Man and 2-Year-Old Son Found Dead on Maryland AT in Apparent Murder-Suicide

Man and 2-Year-Old Son Found Dead on Maryland AT in Apparent Murder-Suicide

A father and son were found dead on the Appalachian Trail near Boonsboro, MD on Friday morning in an apparent murder-suicide, according to Maryland State Police. Authorities identified the victim

Jun 11, 2021 : Kelly Floro
Portion of AT in Cherokee NF Closed to Camping Due to Bear Activity

Portion of AT in Cherokee NF Closed to Camping Due to Bear Activity

A stretch of the Appalachian Trail in northern Tennessee near the Virginia border has been closed to camping "due to multiple reports of aggressive bear activity and evidence of bears...

Jun 7, 2021 : Kelly Floro