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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
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