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CDTC to Host Virtual Trail Days for Entire Month of April

CDTC to Host Virtual Trail Days for Entire Month of April

The Continental Divide Trail Coalition (CDTC) has announced that its sixth annual Trail Days Celebration will now be held virtually via Facebook live stream, due to the initial weekend plans...

Mar 30, 2020 : Andrew Murphy
Park Service Closes Appalachian Trail Shelters in Eight States Due to COVID-19

Park Service Closes Appalachian Trail Shelters in Eight States Due to COVID-19

(Updated 6 p.m. MT, March 30) The National Park Service has closed all overnight shelters and privies on land administered by the Appalachian National Scenic Trail Park Office, effective

Mar 28, 2020 : Maggie Slepian
Pacific Crest Trail Hiker Dies in San Jacinto Mountains; Conditions Called Dangerous

Pacific Crest Trail Hiker Dies in San Jacinto Mountains; Conditions Called Dangerous

A Pacific Crest Trail hiker died in the San Jacinto Mountains on Friday, Cal Fire officials said on Twitter. The Press-Enterpise newspaper reported that the male hiker, who has not...

Mar 27, 2020 : Hugh Owen
(Updated) CDTC Asks Thru-Hikers to Postpone, Avoid Discretionary Travel to Reflect Closures and Stay-at-Home Orders

(Updated) CDTC Asks Thru-Hikers to Postpone, Avoid Discretionary Travel to Reflect Closures and Stay-at-Home Orders

On March 17, the Continental Divide Trail Coalition requested that 2020 CDT hikers postpone their section and thru-hikes due to COVID-19.

Mar 27, 2020 : Samantha Olthof
The ATC Asks People to “Please Stay Off the Appalachian Trail,” Including Day Hikes

The ATC Asks People to “Please Stay Off the Appalachian Trail,” Including Day Hikes

The Appalachian Trail Conservancy issued a statement Monday, March 23, asking people to stay off the Appalachian Trail altogether.  This includes day hikes and pertains to the full length of...

Mar 23, 2020 : The Editors
Updates on Pacific Crest Trail Closures Due to COVID-19

Updates on Pacific Crest Trail Closures Due to COVID-19

(Updated 12:50 p.m. MT, March 29) The Pacific Crest Trail Association has asked thru-hikers already on trail to go home, and asks those waiting to start to postpone their thru-hikes....

Mar 19, 2020 : Maggie Slepian
Trail-Related Closures Due to COVID-19

Trail-Related Closures Due to COVID-19

(Updated 7 p.m. MT, March 30) The Trek is committed to providing the latest news on trail-related closures, postponements, and cancellations due to the COVID-19 outbreak. If you know of...

Mar 18, 2020 : Clay Bonnyman Evans
Coronavirus on the AT: Crowded Shelters and Precautions; ATC Says Stay Home

Coronavirus on the AT: Crowded Shelters and Precautions; ATC Says Stay Home

(Updated 9 a.m. MT, March 22) The thru-hiking season is in full bloom on the Appalachian Trail, and as hikers trek north from Georgia to Katahdin the world around them...

Mar 17, 2020 : Hugh Owen
REI Stores to Close Nationwide

REI Stores to Close Nationwide

REI President and CEO Eric Artz has announced that all stores will be closed until March 27.  Per Artz's statement: After a great deal of careful consideration, we are temporarily closing...

Mar 15, 2020 : The Editors
Hiking in the Age of Coronavirus: What to Consider

Hiking in the Age of Coronavirus: What to Consider

(Updated 2:41 p.m. ET, March 19) On March 11, Barney and Sandy Mann—aka Scout and Frodo—sent an email notifying hikers who had signed up for their hostel and shuttling service...

Mar 13, 2020 : Clay Bonnyman Evans