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Alleged Sexual Assault on The Long Trail Leaves Vermont Hikers Concerned About Safety

Alleged Sexual Assault on The Long Trail Leaves Vermont Hikers Concerned About Safety

Vermont State Police received two troubling reports of a man sexually assaulting women along the Pico Mountain section of The Long Trail on the evening of Saturday, September 4th. At...

Sep 15, 2021 : Colleen Goldhorn
Liz Bergeron, Executive Director and CEO of the PCTA, Has Announced Retirement

Liz Bergeron, Executive Director and CEO of the PCTA, Has Announced Retirement

In an email sent out to the PCTA's newsletter subscribers on September 10th, Liz Bergeron, Executive Director and CEO of the organization, announced her retirement to the trail community. Hired

Sep 13, 2021 : Colleen Goldhorn
ATC Warns of Surge in COVID Cases Near 100 Mi Wilderness

ATC Warns of Surge in COVID Cases Near 100 Mi Wilderness

The Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) warned hikers today in a Facebook post of a reported uptick in COVID-19 cases near Maine's 100 Mile Wilderness. "The ATC has received multiple reports...

Sep 10, 2021 : Kelly Floro
New Legislation Could Fast-Track CDT Completion by 2028

New Legislation Could Fast-Track CDT Completion by 2028

A new bill introduced in the US House of Representatives last Friday would fast-track the completion of the Continental Divide Trail (CDT). Representative Joe Neguse (D-CO) introduced the CDT

Sep 2, 2021 : Kelly Floro
All CA National Forests, Including PCT, Closed Due to Fires

All CA National Forests, Including PCT, Closed Due to Fires

The USDA Forest Service is closing all California national forests to the public for two weeks starting today. The closures affect some 20 million acres of California public land, including...

Aug 31, 2021 : Kelly Floro
Thru-Hiker to Portage Canoe 300 Miles for Suicide Prevention

Thru-Hiker to Portage Canoe 300 Miles for Suicide Prevention

Evan Hansen will carry his canoe 300 miles across Minnesota to raise money and awareness for suicide prevention. Click here to donate to Portage for a Purpose. When Evan "Sweet"...

Aug 31, 2021 : Kelly Floro
Round Hill Appalachian Trail Festival to Return This September

Round Hill Appalachian Trail Festival to Return This September

The Round Hill Appalachian Trail Festival will take place September 11-12, 2021 at B Chord Brewing. As summer winds down to an end and fall is right around the corner,...

Aug 30, 2021 : Alexa Dunn
Mysterious Deaths On California Hiking Trail Have Officials Asking Questions

Mysterious Deaths On California Hiking Trail Have Officials Asking Questions

Both officials and a local community are left baffled after the mysterious death of a family on a hiking trail in California's Sierra National Forest. The bodies of Ellen Chung,...

Aug 25, 2021 : Colleen Goldhorn
Caldor Fire Closes More of the PCT Near Lake Tahoe in California

Caldor Fire Closes More of the PCT Near Lake Tahoe in California

The rapidly burning Caldor Fire has forced the US Forest Service to close El Dorado National Forest, including over 50 miles of the PCT around Lake Tahoe.

Aug 19, 2021 : Owen Eigenbrot
Former University Professor Held on Suspicion of Arson Near PCT

Former University Professor Held on Suspicion of Arson Near PCT

47-year old man is being held on suspicion of starting numerous fires in California, including three near the massive Dixie Fire and PCT.

Aug 13, 2021 : Owen Eigenbrot