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Appalachian Trail Hiker Killed At Palisades Parkway Road Crossing

Appalachian Trail Hiker Killed At Palisades Parkway Road Crossing

A hiker was killed while crossing the Palisades Parkway on the New York section of the Appalachian Trail earlier this week. 66-year-old Galina Surman was enjoying a day on the...

Nov 17, 2021 : Colleen Goldhorn
Breaking Trail, Film About Emily Ford’s Ice Age Trail Thru-Hike, Premiers at BANFF Festival

Breaking Trail, Film About Emily Ford’s Ice Age Trail Thru-Hike, Premiers at BANFF Festival

Last winter, Emily Ford and her trail-dog Diggins completed an historic thru-hike of Wisconsin’s Ice Age Trail. Breaking Trail, the 30-minute documentary directed by Jesse Roesler covering her hike,

Nov 8, 2021 : Tina Mullen
Nimblewill Nomad, 83, Just Became the Oldest Appalachian Trail Thru-Hiker

Nimblewill Nomad, 83, Just Became the Oldest Appalachian Trail Thru-Hiker

Meredith "Sunny" Eberhart, 83—better known as the Nimblewill Nomad—has become the oldest person ever to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail. He finished his flip-flop hike on Sunday, November 7th, in

Nov 8, 2021 : Kelly Floro
Abandoned Trash Is Causing Heavy Bear Activity Near McAfee Knob

Abandoned Trash Is Causing Heavy Bear Activity Near McAfee Knob

Abandoned food garbage near McAfee Knob is starting to attract bears, according to the Roanoke Appalachian Trail Club (RATC). In a Facebook post on Tuesday, the volunteer trail club posted...

Oct 29, 2021 : Kelly Floro
Missing Hiker Ignored Rescuers’ Phone Calls Because They Didn’t Recognize Number

Missing Hiker Ignored Rescuers’ Phone Calls Because They Didn’t Recognize Number

A Colorado day hiker who was lost for 24 hours last week reportedly ignored multiple phone calls from Search and Rescue (SAR) personnel because they didn't recognize the phone number....

Oct 26, 2021 : Kelly Floro
Officials Release Cause of Death of California Family Found in Sierra National Forest

Officials Release Cause of Death of California Family Found in Sierra National Forest

Both the hiking community and local authorities were left baffled earlier this year after reports of four mysterious deaths along a California hiking trail circulated through the news. After

Oct 22, 2021 : Colleen Goldhorn
All Katahdin Trails Closed Until At Least December 1st

All Katahdin Trails Closed Until At Least December 1st

Baxter State Park announced on Wednesday that all Katahdin and Traveler trails will be closed at the trailhead through at least December 1st. "Shin-deep snow has obscured trail markings and

Oct 22, 2021 : Kelly Floro
Guthook Guides, Popular Thru-Hiking App, Rebrands as FarOut

Guthook Guides, Popular Thru-Hiking App, Rebrands as FarOut

The popular thru-hiking navigation company Guthook Guides announced today that it has rebranded as FarOut. The change reflects "the company’s current business model and plans for future growth,"

Oct 19, 2021 : Kelly Floro
Hiker Alleges Brian Laundrie Sighting Near AT As Rumors Swirl

Hiker Alleges Brian Laundrie Sighting Near AT As Rumors Swirl

A Florida man claims he saw Brian Laundrie near the Appalachian Trail in North Carolina early Saturday morning. The unconfirmed sighting adds fuel to weeks of online speculation that Laundrie...

Oct 4, 2021 : The Editors
Claimed PCT Hiker Charged With Starting California’s Fawn Fire

Claimed PCT Hiker Charged With Starting California’s Fawn Fire

A woman claiming to be a PCT hiker has been charged with allegedly starting California's Fawn Fire after attempting to boil drinking water. The criminal complaint from the Shasta County...

Sep 28, 2021 : Colleen Goldhorn