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[Updated] Man Found Dead at Baxter Peak in Third Katahdin SAR Incident This Week

[Updated] Man Found Dead at Baxter Peak in Third Katahdin SAR Incident This Week

10/13/2020 update: The hiker deceased hiker found at Baxter Peak has now been identified as Nathan Leigh Bell of Walkersville, MD. A man was found dead at the summit of...

Oct 9, 2020 : Kelly Floro
Most of PCT Closed in California and Oregon, Warning Issued for Washington as Fires Rage Across West

Most of PCT Closed in California and Oregon, Warning Issued for Washington as Fires Rage Across West

Wildfires spreading ferociously across the West have shut down national forests and most of the Pacific Crest Trail in California and Oregon. Fires are also threatening the trail in

Sep 7, 2020 : Kelly Floro
Jeff “Legend” Garmire Breaks Colorado Trail FKT

Jeff “Legend” Garmire Breaks Colorado Trail FKT

Jeff “Legend” Garmire has broken the unsupported speed record for a thru-hike of the Colorado Trail, completing the west to east hike in nine days, eight hours, 18 minutes. The...

Sep 6, 2020 : Kelly Floro
Millinocket Area, Gateway to Katahdin, Becomes COVID Hot Spot

Millinocket Area, Gateway to Katahdin, Becomes COVID Hot Spot

Millinocket, a crucial trail town for Appalachian Trail thru-hikers, has become a COVID-19 hot spot.

Aug 30, 2020 : Hugh Owen
Jeff “Legend” Garmire Begins Colorado Trail FKT Attempt

Jeff “Legend” Garmire Begins Colorado Trail FKT Attempt

Jeff “Legend” Garmire set out on the Colorado Trail at 6:52 MST Friday morning with a 32-pound pack and an ambitious goal to thru-hike the entire trail in under 10...

Aug 28, 2020 : Kelly Floro
PCT Permits Uncertain for 2021 Hiking Season; No October Applications

PCT Permits Uncertain for 2021 Hiking Season; No October Applications

The application process for 2021 Pacific Crest Trail long-distance permits will not open as planned in October.

Aug 25, 2020 : Hugh Owen
Why The Colorado Trail is Experiencing Record-High Traffic This Year

Why The Colorado Trail is Experiencing Record-High Traffic This Year

As countless aspiring long-distance backpackers prepared to thru-hike either the Appalachian Trail, Pacific Crest Trail, or Continental Divide Trail this 2020 season, their plans came to an abrupt

Aug 21, 2020 : Tara Ritchey
White Mountain National Forest Pleads: Take Your Trash with You

White Mountain National Forest Pleads: Take Your Trash with You

Trash and even human waste are littering the landscape in the White Mountain National Forest.

Aug 14, 2020 : Hugh Owen
Gregory Packs Introduces New Plus-Sized Backpacking Lineup for Spring 2021

Gregory Packs Introduces New Plus-Sized Backpacking Lineup for Spring 2021

In exciting news for the outdoor community, Gregory Packs is releasing a plus-sized backpacking line for Spring 2021. This marks the first ever plus-sized backpacking line and a major step...

Aug 13, 2020 : Sarah
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