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US 99.5

Weekend Journal: How The Pacific Crest Trail Helped A Rape Victim; Anti-Cruelty Society Wine & Adoption Events!
US 99.5
In this photograph taken onf November 23, 2014, a photographer hikes in the Leuser National Park in Gayo Lues district in Aceh province located in Indonesia's northern Sumatra island. The vast Leuser ecosystem is home to endangered Sumatran tiger, ...


Gear Junkie (blog)

2660 Miles: Backpacking Full 'Pacific Crest Trail'
Gear Junkie (blog)
This 40-minute documentary ? 'Only the Essential: Pacific Crest Trail Documentary' ? focuses on the effect that an extended stint in the wilderness has while traveling at the ?speed of a human.? All of the footage in this film was captured by thru ...


Pacific Crest Trail talk at Casa de Oro library
The San Diego Union-Tribune
CASA DE ORO ? El Cajon resident Dana Law, who makes his living as a magician, will share his passion for hiking and the Pacific Crest Trail this Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Casa de Oro Library. For more than a dozen years, Law has traversed much of the ...


The Chattanoogan

Sneak Peak From Book On Pacific Crest Trail Adventures: A Dream and Desert Snow
The Chattanoogan
What you are about to read is part of a chapter called ?A Dream and Desert Snow? from my upcoming book on my Pacific Crest Trail and Pacific Northwest adventures. I'm excited to announce the book should be finished by April. While I have gone the ...


Highland Community News (subscription)

Teddi Boston: 'Pacific Crest Trails Firsts'
Highland Community News (subscription)
In 1976 at the age of 49, Teddi was the first female thru-hiker (someone who hikes a long distance trail from the beginning to end) to complete the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) traveling north to south. She started at the Canadian border and ended at the ...


Hood River News

Downed trees: Scenic Area will wait for winter's end to launch repairs to damaged trails
Hood River News
He said that some Federal Highway funds can be used for nationally designated trails (in the Gorge's case, the Pacific Crest Trail), or the CRGNSA can receive funding for trail reconstruction based on projects that we have submitted. They haven't ...


Horse that fell into canyon died during rescue efforts
The San Diego Union-Tribune
The tragic fall occurred when a man and his girlfriend were riding on the Pacific Crest Trail Wednesday afternoon. On one steep section below the Kwaaymii Point overlook off the Sunrise Highway, the man's horse slipped, and he jumped off. His ...
Horse, Rider Plunge Down Calif. CanyonFirehouse.com (press release) (registration) (blog)

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5 books to help you live your life with intention
LA Daily News
You may know Strayed from her best-selling memoir (and the movie) ?Wild? about her hike along the Pacific Crest Trail, or from her Dear Sugar column online at therumpus.net. In her new book, Strayed has carefully put together the best advice she has ...

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Benitolink: San Benito County News

?Retired teacher to walk across America to raise money for regional parkway
Benitolink: San Benito County News
"I have walked the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mexican border to the Canadian border. It's 2,650 miles." As if that weren't enough, he went on to say, "When I retired from teaching a couple years ago, I rode my bike across the country from Oregon to ...


The San Diego Union-Tribune

Horse, rider plunge 200 feet down canyon
The San Diego Union-Tribune
The couple had been riding along the Pacific Crest Trail before turning back for the day. They were on a narrow, steep section of trail scattered with snow when the man's horse started to slip. He jumped off, but the woman grabbed his horse's bridle ...

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The CDT in the News


Wicked Local Medford

Chris Pirrello to give talk on Continental Divide Trail hike
Wicked Local Medford
On Wednesday, Feb. 3, Chris Pirrello will present a talk on the Continental Divide Trail at 6:45 p.m. at the Grace Episcopal Church, 160 High St., Medford. Last summer, Pirrello hiked the entire Continental Divide trail from New Mexico to Montana.


Deming Headlight

Experienced hiker missing on Continental Divide
Deming Headlight
DEMING ? Family and friends, as well as the New Mexico State Police, are still asking for help finding an experienced hiker who was hiking the entire Continental Divide Trail and has now been missing for almost two months. Stephen Olshansky, 59, was ...
Search goes statewide for missing hikerRuidoso News

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Outside Magazine

Why Is Thomas Gathman Hiking the Appalachian Trail in Winter?
Outside Magazine
Gathman has logged nearly 10,000 miles along trails like the Continental Divide Trail, Arizona Trail, and the Pacific Crest Trail. But other than a day hike or two in snow, the 32-year-old Gathman has no extensive winter hiking experience at all. He ...

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Great Falls Tribune

Minus a shoe, local man completes Continental Divide Trail hike
Great Falls Tribune
Bannon, a retired Air Force officer who lives in Great Falls, spent the previous 157 days, or roughly five months, hiking nearly 2,700 miles along the Continental Divide Trail from the Mexican border to the Canadian border. Bannon picked an extreme ...

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HIKER STILL MISSING
Cibola County Beacon
Family and friends, as well as the New Mexico State Police, are still asking for help finding an experienced hiker who was hiking the entire Continental Divide Trail (CDT) and has now been missing for almost two months. Fifty-nine-year-old Stephen ...


New York Times (blog)

The Third Trail
New York Times (blog)
Some 240 started, but nearly two-thirds didn't make it, according to Teresa Martinez, executive director of the Continental Divide Trail Coalition. She quickly added that this was the largest CDT thru-hike class ever and that less than a decade ago ...

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No leads yet on missing CDT hiker
Silver City Daily Press and Independent
The mystery of missing Continental Divide Trail hiker Stephen ?Otter? Olshansky continues, as no one has seen him since he left for his trip southward from Chama, N.M., on Nov. 14. Olshansky is described as a seasoned hiker who has traveled the CDT ...


Udall, Heinrich Welcome President's Proposal to Fully Fund Land and Water Conservation Fund
RealEstateRama (press release)
... or enhance the Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, Rio Grande del Norte, the Continental Divide Trail, the Sabinoso Wilderness, and part of the Burnt Corn Pueblo, one of 24 sites included in the 2004 Galisteo Basin Cultural Sites Protection Act.

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Colorado Public Radio

Storyteller Captures 'Humans Of The Colorado Trail'
Colorado Public Radio
My wife and I had hiked the length of Colorado along the Continental [Divide] Trail. This was in the days that there was no trail there -- we had just pieced together a trail. And I had gotten into the San Juans and I always said to myself, 'I am going ...


Great Falls Tribune

Great Falls man through-hiking Continental Divide Trail
Great Falls Tribune
For the last several years, Marty Bannon has spent a portion of his summers doing volunteer work on the Continental Divide Trail with CDT Montana. While working on trail, Bannon, a retired Air Force officer who lives in Great Falls, has met several ...

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The AT in the News


Outside Magazine

Why Is Thomas Gathman Hiking the Appalachian Trail in Winter?
Outside Magazine
Before sunrise one morning in mid-December, two weeks into his winter attempt to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail, Thomas Gathman marched toward two of Mount Bigelow's craggy peaks in western Maine as a snowstorm descended. By the time he'd ...
Harrison County man plans to hike Appalachian TrailWTOV Steubenville

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Chambersburg Public Opinion

200-year-old AT landmark falls in Michaux forest
Chambersburg Public Opinion
The wall of a 200-year-old barn on the Appalachian Trail as it appeared in May 2015. (Photo: Courtesy). 174 CONNECTTWEETLINKEDINCOMMENTEMAILMORE. A landmark on the Appalachian Trail has crumbled. The stone wall of a 200-year-old barn at ...

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Fort Wayne Journal Gazette (blog)

Ultramarathoner talks about maintaining a vegan diet on the Appalachian Trail
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette (blog)
When ultramarathoner and vegan Scott Jurek ran the Appalachian Trail in record time last summer, he had to make some adjustments to his usual running and diet. Jurek covered about 50 miles a day for 46 days, eight hours and seven minutes between ...


Asheville Citizen-Times

Want to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail?
Asheville Citizen-Times
It's freezing - well, below-freezing actually - here in Asheville. Not the most fun time to be outdoors, but it is a good time to start planning that life's bucket list challenge - thru-hiking the 2,190-mile Appalachian Trail. The trail has been open ...


The Daily News Journal

The right path: Retiree walks Appalachian Trail
The Daily News Journal
MURFREESBORO ? On Sept. 12, 2015, just a few weeks before Winnie Hardy turned 68, she completed a 2,168.1-mile journey along the Appalachian Trail, all alone except for the constant company of a small stuffed Winnie the Pooh bear she hung on her ...


Times Herald-Record

845 Life: Deerpark woman completes solo hike of entire Appalachian Trail
Times Herald-Record
Her trail name is ?Mosey? and she moseyed the Appalachian Trail last year ? all 2,178 miles of it. Took her 151 days to do it ? but she had ample motivation to finish on time. Mosey's real name is Lois Kowalyk, and she lives in Deerpark. Lois was born ...


Business Insider

Hike the 2000-mile trail that most people never finish
Business Insider
The longest marked trail in the country runs from Georgia to Maine. It connects 14 states and passes through ridges and valleys of the Appalachian mountain range. Parts of the AT are within a couple hours of driving for millions of Americans, but few ...


Press Herald

Hiker Geraldine Largay, missing 2 years in Maine, died in sleeping bag inside tent
Press Herald
Lost on the Appalachian Trail, Geraldine Largay set up a campsite in a small clearing in the woods in Redington Township and died in her sleeping bag inside a zipped tent. Those details are in a report from the chief medical examiner, released to the ...
Largay died in a sleeping bag inside her tent, report saysKennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel
New Details Reveal Hiker Missing For Two Years Had Built CampsiteWABI
Maine Hiker Missing 2 Years Died in Sleeping Bag Inside TentMaine Public Broadcasting

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Statesville Record & Landmark

Mooresville man to hike Appalachian Trail for veterans charity
Statesville Record & Landmark
A former Marine in Mooresville is preparing to start hiking the entire Appalachian Trail to raise awareness of Carry the Fallen and the rate of veteran suicides in the United States. Steven Lesage, 32, who plans to begin his 2,200-mile trek in March ...

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GoDanRiver.com

Danville man to walk Appalachian Trail to raise money
GoDanRiver.com
Kyle Kirby, of Danville, plans to walk the entire Appalachian Trail to raise money for the Friends of Barnabas Foundation, a group that arranges mission trips to Honduras to help poor children get medical care their families could not otherwise afford.

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