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ATC Announces New Visitor Experience Updates

ATC Announces New Visitor Experience Updates

The Appalachian Trail Conservancy has announced plans to restructure their visitor experience in the form of updated visitor centers and hiker resources throughout the length of the trail. In

Jul 19, 2021 : Colleen Goldhorn
Strawbridge Family of Six Completes Triple Crown

Strawbridge Family of Six Completes Triple Crown

Vince and Monica Strawbridge, along with their kids, Georgie - 14, Henry - 15, June - 17, and Aiden - 19, completed their Triple Crown on June 21st, 2021 with...

Jul 7, 2021 : Tina Mullen
Pisgah NF Announces Max Patch Camping Ban and Other Restrictions

Pisgah NF Announces Max Patch Camping Ban and Other Restrictions

Pisgah National Forest announced a two-year camping ban and several other restrictions at Max Patch on Thursday morning, citing overcrowding and damage to the area. The rules go into effect

Jul 1, 2021 : Kelly Floro
Man and 2-Year-Old Son Found Dead on Maryland AT in Apparent Murder-Suicide

Man and 2-Year-Old Son Found Dead on Maryland AT in Apparent Murder-Suicide

A father and son were found dead on the Appalachian Trail near Boonsboro, MD on Friday morning in an apparent murder-suicide, according to Maryland State Police. Authorities identified the victim

Jun 11, 2021 : Kelly Floro
Portion of AT in Cherokee NF Closed to Camping Due to Bear Activity

Portion of AT in Cherokee NF Closed to Camping Due to Bear Activity

A stretch of the Appalachian Trail in northern Tennessee near the Virginia border has been closed to camping "due to multiple reports of aggressive bear activity and evidence of bears...

Jun 7, 2021 : Kelly Floro
100-Mile Wilderness Designated International Dark Sky Park

100-Mile Wilderness Designated International Dark Sky Park

The International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) recently designated the Appalachian Mountain Club’s (AMC) Maine Woods property an International Dark Sky Park. The 75,000-acre property lies within the

Jun 3, 2021 : Tina Mullen
[UPDATED] Missing AT Hiker Found Safe According to PA State Police

[UPDATED] Missing AT Hiker Found Safe According to PA State Police

Updated 5:30 AM ET 5/31/2021: Pennsylvania State Police said that John Dunnam, a hiker who had been reported missing on the AT in the Chimney Rocks area, has been found

May 30, 2021 : Kelly Floro
The Homeplace Restaurant Closes Permanently

The Homeplace Restaurant Closes Permanently

The Homeplace Restaurant, a thru-hiker favorite in Catawba, VA, is shutting down permanently after a 10-month closure amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Nothing satisfies hiker hunger like an

May 27, 2021 : Tina Mullen
ATC to Resume 2000-Miler Program, Says Thru-Hikes Now “Safer”

ATC to Resume 2000-Miler Program, Says Thru-Hikes Now “Safer”

The Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) announced on Tuesday that "long-distance hiking on the A.T. is now considered to be a safer activity." The Conservancy will recognize thru-hikers and

May 12, 2021 : Kelly Floro
AT Killer James Jordan Not Guilty By Reason of Insanity

AT Killer James Jordan Not Guilty By Reason of Insanity

James Jordan, the Massachusetts man who killed an Appalachian Trail thru-hiker and seriously wounded another in a May 2019 attack, has been ruled not guilty in connection with that case...

Apr 26, 2021 : Kelly Floro