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Centralia Chronicle

Solo Hiker Finds Awe and Triumph on Pacific Crest Trail
Centralia Chronicle
I'd planned for this trip on the Pacific Crest Trail for nearly a year, and I knew what to expect. So I walked on, keeping my eyes on the trail when I was scared and letting the views soak into my soul when I felt more confident. By the time I'd ...


Backpacker Magazine

Finding Mount Hood on the Pacific Crest Trail
Backpacker Magazine
Finding Mount Hood on the Pacific Crest Trail. Waterfalls, grey days, and big peaks are the name of the game for our hiker's last few miles in Oregon. by Amanda Jameson. Share. Google +. Share: Google +. Share: Mount Hood (Photo by Amanda Jameson).


The Olympian

A hike along Oregon's Obsidian Trail is 6 bucks well spent | The ...
The Olympian
After a day spent on the Obsidian Trail exploring the western bases of North and Middle Sister, it is easy to understand why the U.S. Forest Service limits the ...

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NW News Network

Seeking 'Transformative' Power Of The Pacific Crest Trail More Popular Than Ever
NW News Network
Case Conover has spent about 140 days hiking the Pacific Crest Trail this summer. He was four days from the Canadian border finish line here at Stehekin, Washington. Anna King / Northwest News Network ...

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The Seattle Times

Heather Anderson holds records on the Pacific Crest and Appalachian trails. What's next?
The Seattle Times
On Sept. 24, 2015, she set the self-supported speed record for hiking along the AT from Maine to Georgia: 54 days, 7 hours and 48 minutes. Two years earlier, she set a record on the Pacific Crest Trail, a 2,650-mile path that runs between Mexico and ...


Delays on Pacific Crest Trail, roads
Herald and News
YREKA ?Hikers and motorists can expect intermittent delays of about 20 minutes, starting today on the Pacific Crest Trail, County Road 8D001 and Forest Road 46N66 for the next 45 days. The area affected is approximately 1 mile south of Highway 96 in ...


Backpacker Magazine

Pacific Crest Trail: Notes From the Northwest
Backpacker Magazine
I finally feel like I'm in the Pacific Northwest. Yesterday, the clouds swept in and made for a gorgeous walk, refracted light playing on every surface. It got a little less awesome in the evening, when the wind picked up: Walking through a cloud down ...


Times of San Diego

'Wild' Ride for San Diego Journalist: Tailing the Pacific Crest Trail
Times of San Diego
Julie Pendray at end of Pacific Crest Trail ? in British Columbia's Manning Park. Photo Julie Pendray at end of Pacific Crest Trail ? in British Columbia's Manning Provincial Park. Photo courtesy of Pendray. But in retracing parts of the route by car ...

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The Gleaner

Take a (long) hike! Hendersonian walking Pacific Crest Trail
The Gleaner
It's called the 'Wild Effect' because thousands are now hiking the Pacific Crest Trail." Crafton said the "Wild Effect" is named after the 2014 film starring Reese Witherspoon. The movie is based on Cheryl Strayed's 2012 memoir, "Wild: From Lost to ...


Search and rescue teams join hunt for man near Pacific Crest Trail
Fresno Bee
Fresno County sheriff's spokesman Tony Botti said the hiker and his partner were hiking the Pacific Crest Trail near Duck Lake when they became separated. The area is near the border of Fresno-Madera counties, and searchers from both areas took part in ...

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The CDT in the News


The Columbian

Vancouver hiker has tough days on Continental Divide Trail
The Columbian
Vancouver long-distance hiker Jeff Garmire is making his way south through Colorado and should enter New Mexico in the final week of September as he has fewer than 1,000 miles to go to complete the Continental Divide Trail. Garmire is attempting to ...


The Missoulian

Learn about Continental Divide Trail
The Missoulian
Stretching from Canada to Mexico along the spine of the Rocky Mountains, the Continental Divide Trail is 3,100 miles long. CDT Montana, a program of the Montana Wilderness Association, takes care of the northern 980 miles with the help of partners such ...


Backpacker Magazine

Pass/Fail: Take a Cat Backpacking
Backpacker Magazine
I'm not usually one to let a little bit of water stop me. But today, I stand at the edge of an inch-deep puddle on the trail like it's hot lava. I'm hiking the Continental Divide Trail, just south of the Mt. Zirkel Wilderness in Colorado, and a ...


The Patriot Ledger (blog)

Hingham author Ray Anderson to launch 2nd thriller novel
The Patriot Ledger (blog)
Anderson gives this further information online: "So far, I've hiked the Appalachian Trail, the Pacific Crest Trail, the Long Trail (VT), and parts of the Continental Divide Trail. "I developed an abiding interest in hiking over 25 years ago when I ...

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The Missoulian

Accommodations with a view: Granite Butte Lookout tower now available for rent
The Missoulian
Sweeps · Wildland Fire Suppression · Fire Lookout Tower · Forest Service · Granite Butte Lookout Tower · Fire Lookout · Continental Divide Trail · Helena · Montana · Lookout · National Forest · Tower · Butte · Lewis · Clark ...

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OregonLive.com

Hikers create the 'Oregon Triple Crown' of hiking
OregonLive.com
Combined, the Bludworths are calling it the Oregon Triple Crown ? a nod to the the U.S. Triple Crown of Hiking: the Pacific Crest Trail, the Appalachian Trail and the Continental Divide Trail. "We kind of made it up," Harry explained. "We're trying to ...


Alexandria Town Talk

Appalachian Trail restores hiker's faith in humanity
Alexandria Town Talk
Upton may go for the "triple crown" and hike the Continental Divide Trail at some other point in the future. Of course he said that's a "Maybe." "I feel like I have a lot more hiking in my future," he said. Alexandria resident John "Scuba" Upton ...


Record-setting speed hiker explains her love for the backcountry
MyStatesman.com
She went on to complete the Pacific Crest Trail and the Continental Divide Trail with a fellow through-hiker who eventually became her husband. They settled down in Bellingham, Wash., and Anderson got a desk job working at an electronic book-publishing ...

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The Columbian

Long-distance hiker progressing on Continental Divide Trail
The Columbian
LEADORE, Idaho ? Jeff Garmire of Vancouver was 20 days and approximately 685 miles into the Continental Divide Trail on Wednesday as he pushes south in his quest to complete the Triple Crown of long-distance hiking in a calendar year. He has already ...


The Seattle Times

Heather Anderson holds records on the Pacific Crest and Appalachian trails. What's next?
The Seattle Times
She went on to complete the Pacific Crest Trail and the Continental Divide Trail with a fellow through-hiker who eventually became her husband. They settled down in Bellingham, and Anderson got a desk job working at an electronic book-publishing ...

The AT in the News


Runner's World

Ultrarunner Karl Meltzer Celebrates Appalachian Trail Record with ...
Runner's World
Meltzer shaved nearly 10 hours of Jurek's time, completing the 2190-mile trek in under 46 days.
How this man hiked over 3,500km in less than 46 days - Star2.comStar2.com

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For The Win

The story behind the cheeseburger-eating ultramarathoner who ran ...
For The Win
For close to 46 days in a row, champion ultramarathoner Karl Meltzer ran an average of 47 miles. He ran over 6000-foot mountains, across rivers, through thick ...
48-year-old Karl Meltzer shatters Appalachian Trail record ...Business Insider
Karl Meltzer discusses breaking the Appalachian Trail record ...GrindTV (blog)
Karl Meltzer Sets New Appalachian Trail Record Fueled by Spree, Oreos, and BaconMen's Journal
The Spokesman-Review -CNN -American Council on Science and Health
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New York Times

Ultra Runner Karl Meltzer Sets Appalachian Trail Record, Fueled by Beer and Candy
New York Times
Karl Meltzer, right, was congratulated by Scott Jurek, after breaking Jurek's record for running the length of the Appalachian Trail. Credit Carl Rosen/Red Bull Content Pool. At a time when ?endurance running? no longer means mere marathons ? and even ...
Hiker sets world record for the Appalachian Trail11alive.com
A Conversation with Appalachian Trail Record Holder Karl MeltzerOutside Magazine
Record-Breaking Insights: Karl Meltzer's Record Run on the Appalachian TrailCompetitor Running (blog)
Runner's World -Seeker -Red Bull
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Bangor Daily News

A privy problem: Maine group races to replace outhouses on Appalachian Trail
Bangor Daily News
Spiders fled from the outhouse as Craig Dickstein of Caratunk, a trail maintainer for the Maine Appalachian Trail Club, sliced through its back wall with a reciprocating saw on a recent Saturday, carving up and around the seat, then over to the side ...


iBerkshires.com

Q&A: Pownal Woman Conquers Appalachian Trail After Detour ...
iBerkshires.com
Hannah Cochran's 'weird selfie' atop of a sleety Mount Katahdin. NORTH ADAMS, Mass. ? Hannah Cochran is a hiker through and through, but she is not a...
Walk of a lifetime: At a personal crossroads, Kyle Shores hikes the ...Salisbury Post
Go through five pairs of shoes and you may find America's soul ...Post-Bulletin

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Marion Star

Appalachian Trail hiker to share his story - The Marion Star
Marion Star
Marion native James Scott will talk about his experience hiking the Appalachian Trail on Sunday at Marion Christian Center.
OmPi on the Appalachian Trail: Lessons from the trailNaples Daily News

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Competitor Running (blog)

Karl Meltzer Sets New Appalachian Trail Record
Competitor Running (blog)
18 at 3:38 a.m., professional ultrarunner and Red Bull athlete Karl ?Speedgoat? Meltzer emerged from the Appalachian Trail's southern terminus at Springer Mountain, Ga., and set a new Appalachian Trail thru-hike speed record with a time of 45 days 22 ...


Live for Live Music (press release) (blog)

Hiker Uses Grateful Dead & Phish Playlist To Break Appalachian ...
Live for Live Music (press release) (blog)
Ultramarathon runner Karl Meltzer took a serious playlist of jam music to accompany his record-breaking hike.
Runner Uses Playlist Featuring Phish, Grateful Dead & Strangefolk ...JamBase

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Relix (blog)

Guy Who Hiked the Entire Appalachian Trail Did So with the Help of the Grateful Dead, Phish and Strangefolk
Relix (blog)
See, Karl has spent the last six weeks hiking the entire Appalachian Trail, which spans 2,190 miles from Maine to Georgia. He hiked and ran the whole damn thing in 45 days, 22 hours and 38 minutes, touching down at Georgia's Springer Mountain on ...


This 48-year-old shattered the Appalachian Trail record - and he did it with protein, beer, and 20 pairs of shoes
INSIDER
At 3:38 a.m. this Sunday, 48-year-old ultramarathon legend Karl Meltzer emerged onto Springer Mountain in north Georgia, having run the final 83 miles of the Appalachian Trail without stopping to become the fastest person to complete the 2,190-mile ...

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