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Pisgah-Nantahala National Forest Set to Release Management Plan

Pisgah-Nantahala National Forest Set to Release Management Plan

Pisgah-Nantahala National Forest is preparing to release an updated management plan in the fall of 2018. This plan would affect the 1.1 million acre Pisgah-Nantahala National Forest in North

Oct 6, 2018 : Krista Diamond
Missing Hiker’s Body Found in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Missing Hiker’s Body Found in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

The body of Mitzie Susan Clements was discovered Tuesday, Oct. 2, in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, two miles from Clingmans Dome and less than one mile from the Appalachian...

Oct 3, 2018 : The Editors
Hiker Reported Missing in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Hiker Reported Missing in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

A 53-year-old woman was reported missing near Clingmans Dome in Great Smoky Mountains National Park on Tuesday, Sept. 25. According to park service officials, Susan Clements of Cleves, Ohio, and...

Sep 28, 2018 : Krista Diamond
[Updated] Appalachian Trail Open in South, Hikers Return

[Updated] Appalachian Trail Open in South, Hikers Return

Updated 8 a.m. ET Sept. 28 Thru-hikers returning to the Appalachian Trail after it reopened in the South following Hurricane Florence reported swollen streams, mud, and blowdowns. The

Sep 12, 2018 : The Editors
Overnight Camping Reopens on AT in Mount Rogers Area

Overnight Camping Reopens on AT in Mount Rogers Area

The US Forest Service has reopened camping for parts of the Appalachian Trail and the Mount Rogers National Recreation high country after determining that there have been no recent problems...

Sep 1, 2018 : Becky Booroojian
Karel Sabbe Breaks the Appalachian Trail Supported Fastest Known Time (FKT)

Karel Sabbe Breaks the Appalachian Trail Supported Fastest Known Time (FKT)

Karel Sabbe set out to break the record for the set by Karl Meltzer in 2016.  The fastest overall time on the AT belonged to Karel Sabbe (@karelsabbe) on Aug...

Aug 29, 2018 : Andrea Davis
AT Hikers Encouraged Not to Summit Katahdin During Labor Day Weekend to Honor Penobscot Nation Pilgrimage

AT Hikers Encouraged Not to Summit Katahdin During Labor Day Weekend to Honor Penobscot Nation Pilgrimage

Editor's note 8/28: The title previously stated that Katahdin would be closed on Labor Day weekend, which was incorrect. We sincerely apologize for any confusion this may have

Aug 26, 2018 : Andrea Davis
Ultrarunner 100 Miles Over Record Pace on the Appalachian Trail

Ultrarunner 100 Miles Over Record Pace on the Appalachian Trail

Karel Sabbe, a Belgian ultrarunner/dentist (I will always enjoy learning the innocuous side gigs of ultrarunners), is looking to be the runner to break Joe "Stringbean" McConaughy's fastest known

Aug 24, 2018 : Becky Booroojian
72-Year-Old Hiker Killed by Falling Tree on Appalachian Trail

72-Year-Old Hiker Killed by Falling Tree on Appalachian Trail

On Tuesday, a hiker was struck and killed by part of a tree that fell on the Appalachian Trail, near Ashby Gap in Virginia.  The incident took place “probably a good 20-...

Aug 23, 2018 : Zach
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