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Authorities Need Help Identifying a Hiker Who May Have Hiked the AT

Authorities Need Help Identifying a Hiker Who May Have Hiked the AT

Authorities are looking for information on the identity of a hiker found dead in his tent on the Florida Trail in Big Cypress National Preserve. While the hiker had no...

Aug 12, 2018 : Becky Booroojian
Learn About the Rivalry that Built the Appalachian Trail

Learn About the Rivalry that Built the Appalachian Trail

Curious how the Appalachian Trail came into existence many years ago? Come join the Kennebec Historical Society in their presentation of “Blazing Ahead: Rivalry That Built the Appalachian Trail"

Aug 9, 2018 : Andrea Davis
Federal Agency Temporarily Halts Mountain Valley Pipeline

Federal Agency Temporarily Halts Mountain Valley Pipeline

On Friday, a federal agency ordered a halt to construction of the Mountain Valley Pipeline. The project has run into many issues dealing with erosion since it began its path...

Aug 6, 2018 : Andrea Davis
AT Museum Celebrating 70 Years of Thru-Hiking on the Appalachian Trail

AT Museum Celebrating 70 Years of Thru-Hiking on the Appalachian Trail

The Appalachian Trail Museum invites all friends of the Appalachian Trail to a celebration of "via At 1 p.m., listen to a variety of guest speakers, including Kimberly Shaffer, grand-niece of...

Aug 5, 2018 : Andrea Davis
Federal Appeals Court Strikes Against Mountain Valley Pipeline

Federal Appeals Court Strikes Against Mountain Valley Pipeline

In a breakthrough for environmentalists on Friday, a federal appeals court struck down two major decisions that would have allowed a natural gas pipeline to slice through Jefferson National Forest

Jul 27, 2018 : Andrea Davis
[Updated] Man Dies After 100-Foot Fall from McAfee Knob Summit

[Updated] Man Dies After 100-Foot Fall from McAfee Knob Summit

Greg Marr Sr., 67, of Florida, died a week after falling 100 feet from McAfee Knob on the Appalachian Trail, the Roanoke Times reported on its website Thursday night. Marr,...

Jul 19, 2018 : Andrea Davis
[UPDATED] Man’s Death on AT In Maryland Ruled an Accident

[UPDATED] Man’s Death on AT In Maryland Ruled an Accident

The death of a man whose body was was found July 9 below Black Rock overlook on the Appalachian Trail in Maryland has been ruled an accident. Michael Joseph Mack,...

Jul 10, 2018 : The Editors
Ultrarunner Harvey Lewis Attempting to Set New Appalachian Trail FKT

Ultrarunner Harvey Lewis Attempting to Set New Appalachian Trail FKT

Something about the Appalachian Trail sure does bring out the best in ultrarunning’s elite, and Harvey Lewis is no exception. The high school teacher and Badwater champ is looking to...

Jul 6, 2018 : Becky Booroojian
July Is Appalachian Trail Magic Month in NJ and NY

July Is Appalachian Trail Magic Month in NJ and NY

The states of New York And New Jersey are officially claiming the month of July as "Appalachian Trail Magic Month." The Trail Conference warmly welcomes the Appalachian Trail thru-hiker Class...

Jul 6, 2018 : Andrea Davis
Construction Temporarily Stops on Mountain Valley Pipeline in Virginia

Construction Temporarily Stops on Mountain Valley Pipeline in Virginia

After a consultation with the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, the Mountain Valley Pipeline has temporarily shut down construction in Southwest Virginia. Heavy rains in Virginia at the

Jul 2, 2018 : Becky Booroojian