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Andrew Skurka Sets New FKT on Pfiffner Traverse

Andrew Skurka Sets New FKT on Pfiffner Traverse

On August 5, Andrew Skurka set the new unsupported Fastest Known Time (FKT) for the Pfiffner Traverse. Running on just four hours of sleep, Skurka covered 76 miles and 28,0000...

Aug 5, 2020 : Sarah
Trump Signs into Law the Great American Outdoors Act

Trump Signs into Law the Great American Outdoors Act

The Great America Outdoors Act will infuse billions of dollars into overdue national park maintenance and land preservation.

Aug 4, 2020 : Hugh Owen
Arizona Trail Association Discourages 2020 SOBO AZT Thru-Hikes and Thru-Rides

Arizona Trail Association Discourages 2020 SOBO AZT Thru-Hikes and Thru-Rides

Citing multiple trail closures with "no safe or reasonable detours," in addition to Arizona being a COVID-19 hotspot, the Arizona Trail Association is discouraging both thru-hikes and thru-rides on

Jul 29, 2020 : Zach
Damien Hall Sets the FKT for the Pennine Way, UK

Damien Hall Sets the FKT for the Pennine Way, UK

On July 24, ultramarathon runner Damien Hall, 44, completed the 268-mile Pennine Way, the UK's oldest trail, in a time of 61 hours and 34 minutes setting the Fastest Known...

Jul 27, 2020 : Joal and Jenny
Sierra Club Confronts Racism of John Muir, Lack of Diversity

Sierra Club Confronts Racism of John Muir, Lack of Diversity

The Sierra Club is addressing what it calls "our substantial role in perpetuating white supremacy," staring with iconic club founder John Muir. "Muir was not immune to the racism peddled...

Jul 22, 2020 : Hugh Owen
Scout and Frodo Will Host PCT Hikers in San Diego in Spring 2021

Scout and Frodo Will Host PCT Hikers in San Diego in Spring 2021

Scout and Frodo, who have given shelter to hundreds of PCT thru-hikers on their way to the Southern Terminus in California since 2006, will resume hosting in 2021. The couple---Barney...

Jul 6, 2020 : Hugh Owen
Energy Companies End Battle to Build Pipeline Under the Appalachian Trail in Virginia

Energy Companies End Battle to Build Pipeline Under the Appalachian Trail in Virginia

The energy companies behind a natural gas pipeline that would have run under the Appalachian Trail in Virginia have dropped their efforts to build the 600-mile pipeline. The decision by

Jul 5, 2020 : Hugh Owen
Appalachian Trail Footbridge Reopens at Harpers Ferry

Appalachian Trail Footbridge Reopens at Harpers Ferry

The Appalachian Trail footbridge at Harpers Ferry reopened on Friday, July 3, months after it was damaged when freight cars toppled across. "The Goodloe E. Byron Memorial Pedestrian Walkway

Jul 4, 2020 : Hugh Owen
Appalachian Trail Workers Get ATC Approval to Resume Maintenance

Appalachian Trail Workers Get ATC Approval to Resume Maintenance

Volunteer trail workers have been given the go-ahead by the Appalachian Trail Conservancy to resume maintenance on the Appalachian Trail, months after trail work was suspended in late March because

Jun 27, 2020 : Hugh Owen
Shelters Reopen on Long Trail, Appalachian Trail in Vermont

Shelters Reopen on Long Trail, Appalachian Trail in Vermont

Shelters and privies on the Long Trail and Appalachian Trail in Vermont have reopened with suggested COVID-19 guidelines as of Friday, June 26. The Green Mountain Club, which oversees the...

Jun 26, 2020 : Hugh Owen