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The North Country National Scenic Trail Extension Plan

The North Country National Scenic Trail Extension Plan

The expansion of the The expansion of the North Country National Scenic Trail is slowly but surely turning into a reality. Where Will the North Country Trail Connect? The authorization...

Jun 14, 2018 : Andrea Davis
The North Face Joins the Used Gear Game

The North Face Joins the Used Gear Game

The North Face has thrown its hat into the ring of brands refurbishing and reselling their products, recently launching a new line called Worn Wear and REI’s Clothes the Loop...

Jun 11, 2018 : Becky Booroojian
50-Year-Old Pot of Money Supporting AT Could Disappear

50-Year-Old Pot of Money Supporting AT Could Disappear

If you love the Appalachian Trail (AT), there is an important and time-sensitive story you need to know about before September of this year. Really, if you love any trail, national...

May 29, 2018 : Laura Johnston
AT Hiker Drowns Attempting to Cross Kennebec River

AT Hiker Drowns Attempting to Cross Kennebec River

The body of 39-year-old Michael Camiso was found Tuesday in Caratunk, Maine. Camiso went missing earlier in May, and it has been surmised that he drowned attempting to cross the...

May 28, 2018 : The Editors
The Future of the Continental Divide Trail: Part II

The Future of the Continental Divide Trail: Part II

This article is part two of a two part story on the Continental Divide Trail Coalition and their goals for the CDT. If you missed the first article, you can read...

Mar 21, 2018 : Alexa "Bonsai" Shapiro
The Future of the Continental Divide Trail: Part I

The Future of the Continental Divide Trail: Part I

This article is the first half of a two-part story about the Continental Divide Trail Coalition and their efforts to protect and finish building the CDT. Part II Here: Although...

Mar 16, 2018 : Alexa "Bonsai" Shapiro
2018 Thru-Hikers: Apply to Be a Trail Correspondent for Backpacker Radio!

2018 Thru-Hikers: Apply to Be a Trail Correspondent for Backpacker Radio!

Update 5/1: We are now accepting applications from 2018 SOBOs from the AT, PCT, and CDT! "What is a Trail Correspondent?" you wonder.  I thought you'd never ask. Listen to our...

Feb 23, 2018 : Zach
What You Need to Know About the 2018 Appalachian Trail Kickoff

What You Need to Know About the 2018 Appalachian Trail Kickoff

Get your start photo under the Arch and sign in at the Visitors Center to register your thru-hike! Hear it from the pros The ATKO offers a prime opportunity to...

Feb 10, 2018 : Stacia Bennett
[Updated] AT Fully Reopens After Government Shutdown

[Updated] AT Fully Reopens After Government Shutdown

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