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AT Accessible During Government Shutdown, NPS and USFS Services Suspended

AT Accessible During Government Shutdown, NPS and USFS Services Suspended

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
Feral Pony Ruthlessly Kicks Thru-Hiker in Balls [Watch]

Feral Pony Ruthlessly Kicks Thru-Hiker in Balls [Watch]

One of the many highlights of the Appalachian Trail is encountering the feral (commonly principles of Leave No Trace and to keep a distance from any wildlife.  There are many reasons...

May 23, 2017 : Zach
Hiking Groups Can Now Register For Campsites on the AT

Hiking Groups Can Now Register For Campsites on the AT

The Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) recently released a campsite registration system:  voluntary thru-hiker registration, AT CAMP aims to continue efforts to mitigate the effects of continued

Apr 18, 2017 : The Editors
Hikers, Hostels, & Heroes: Spring Breakers in Trouble on Max Patch

Hikers, Hostels, & Heroes: Spring Breakers in Trouble on Max Patch

The Hikers What was supposed to be a nice outing, in a warm place, far away from the bitter clutches of the Minnesota winter, turned out to be a struggle...

Mar 22, 2017 : Bloodhound
Grim Outlook for 2017 Lyme Disease Forecast in New England

Grim Outlook for 2017 Lyme Disease Forecast in New England

According to a deer tick image Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Tips for Preventing Lyme Disease Make sure to do thorough tick checks morning and night, and after taking...

Mar 10, 2017 : The Editors
This Land is Your Land… And Yours, And Yours, And Yours

This Land is Your Land… And Yours, And Yours, And Yours

Unless you’ve been hiding under Mahoosuc Notch for the past year and a half, you might have noticed that Americans aren’t exactly getting along these days. From Facebook browsing to...

Mar 1, 2017 : Spencer