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Outside Magazine

How to Quit Your Job and Hike the Pacific Crest Trail
Outside Magazine
Earlier this year, Blumenfeld announced he's quitting the agency?his term was scheduled to end when the new president is sworn in?and hiking the Pacific Crest Trail this summer. Outside caught up with Blumenfeld to talk about environmental ...


Mad River Union

Kevin's Pacific Crest Trail adventure, Week 1
Mad River Union
Week 1 has been everything a PCT hike is supposed to be. All boxes are checked - ups, downs, exhilaration, tedium, trail magic, incredible views of scenery and wildlife, instant friendships, challenges, problem solving, potential showstopper issues in ...


Tri-Valley hikers to attempt Pacific Crest Trail
East Bay Times
Two backpacking buddies from Danville and Alamo who find peace off the beaten path will tackle the daunting Pacific Crest Trail this summer, hoping to support those struggling with mental illness. College roommates Jay van Biljouw and Robert Uhalde, ...

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OregonLive.com

Beagles benefit with each step on Pacific Crest Trail (photos)
OregonLive.com
What would inspire you to hike 450 miles? Adventure, fitness, being able to say "I did it"? For Lisa Goyne, hiking the Oregon portion of the Pacific Crest Trail is not only a long-awaited dream, but also a way to honor a little rescue dog. "We're ...


San Jose Mercury News

Pacific Crest Trail closure in California: Facing 00 fines, long-distance hikers take a detour
San Jose Mercury News
Yet south in Idyllwild, others are asking why about 14.8 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail approaching the mountain town - from about Cedar Springs Trail north to Little Tahquitz Valley Trail - and eight miles of access trails remain closed three years ...
Wildfires leave gaps in famed Pacific Crest Trailkgw.com
Watch for 'widow-makers:' fires create gaps in Pacific Crest TrailOCRegister
Warning: Wildfires create gaps on Pacific Crest TrailBend Bulletin

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Seeker (registration) (blog)

Mental Stamina Helps Thru-Hiker Set New Speed Record on Pacific Crest Trail
Seeker (registration) (blog)
Scott Williamson, of Truckee, CA, hiked 2,627 miles in just 64 days, 11 hours, and 19 minutes, setting a new speed record for hiking the entire length of the Pacific Crest Trail. The Pacific Crest Trail, or PCT, runs from Canada to Mexico, through ...

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Press-Enterprise

WILDFIRES: Fire damage stymies Pacific Crest Trail hikers
Press-Enterprise
Yet south in Idyllwild, others are asking why about 14.8 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail approaching the mountain town ? from about Cedar Springs Trail north to Little Tahquitz Valley Trail ? and eight miles of access trails remain closed three years ...


The San Diego Union-Tribune

Angels help Pacific Crest Trail hikers
The San Diego Union-Tribune
Every April and May for the past decade, the Manns have shared their home, time, food and other resources with hundreds of people preparing to hike the Pacific Crest Trail ? a 2,650-mile journey from Mexico to Canada that stretches through California, ...


Charlottesville's Rich tackled nature's extremes on Pacific Crest Trail
The Daily Progress
Charlottesville native Holly Rich hikes through snow-covered mountains on the Pacific Crest Trail in the Western United States. Editor's note. This is the second in a three-part series on local hiker Holly Rich completing the Triple Crown of U.S ...

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seattlepi.com

Congress to border brass: Let Pacific Crest Trail hikers come in from Canada
seattlepi.com
Hikers coming into the U.S. from Canada should be able to enjoy spectacular northern reaches of the Pacific Crest Trail and not face fine or arrest, 20 members of Congress have written to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). "Unfortunately, hikers ...

The CDT in the News


Casper Star-Tribune Online

Man plans to hike Continental Divide Trail barefoot
Casper Star-Tribune Online
Dave Murray and wife Connie left on Monday to hike the Continental Divide Trail. Connie will hike in shoes, but Dave will attempt to hike the 3,100-mile trail barefoot over the course of two years. ?It took about three weeks, but it got to the point ...


Man plans to hike the Continental Divide Trail barefoot
Bend Bulletin
J.R.R. Tolkien's little Lord of the Rings heroes walked all through Middle Earth in bare feet. Murray plans to hike the Continental Divide Trail the same way. Not to prove anything ? it's just the way he rolls. Peter Jackson's LOTR makeup crew could ...


Continental Divide Trail Days takes off
Silver City Daily Press and Independent
Silver City is the gateway to another weekend of fun at the second annual Continental Divide Trail Days from Friday through Sunday. The event will feature a full schedule of seminars from CDT veterans, book readings, hikes, gear and beer. Silver City ...

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Tri-Valley hikers to attempt Pacific Crest Trail
East Bay Times
Enthused, Uhalde spent the summer of 2014 walking 2,000 miles of the 3,100-mile Continental Divide Trail before he had to return to San Jose for fall classes. Van Biljouw couldn't make that extended trip due to school commitments, but managed an 18-day ...

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The Daily Progress

Together through the divide: Rich's final Triple Crown hike was a shared experience
The Daily Progress
On April 25, 2015, Charlottesville native Holly Rich, immediately after finishing her second Boston Marathon, set off on the Continental Divide Trail, the last remaining thru hike on our journey to the Triple Crown of U.S. hiking. Rich had completed ...


Silver City Sun-News

2nd annual CDT Trail Days begin Friday in Silver City
Silver City Sun-News
SILVER CITY ? The Continental Divide Trail Trail Days celebration returns this weekend, bringing more events, speakers and vendors to Silver City, the CDT's first Gateway Community. Trail Days celebrates the launch of the 2016 CDT hiker season as well ...


FLTC: Meet the contenders
Lingle Guide
He has a long history of helping friends, neighbors and coworkers and volunteered several seasons on Continental Divide Trail projects. He purchased a distressed property in 2005 and moved there soon after. Currently a council member, he wants the ...

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Silver City Daily Press and Independent

CDT Trail Days a wild success
Silver City Daily Press and Independent
The weekend event, hosted by the Continental Divide Trail Coalition, brought upward of 400 people from outside Silver City just for the weekend. Hikers also got the chance to ?calorie up? at Little Toad Creek's Toad Fest on Saturday before continuing ...

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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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KPIC News

Roseburg man to hike Continental Divide Trail for Huntington's disease awareness
KPIC News
Roseburg native Jason Evans is preparing to embark on a hike the Continental Divide Trail in an effort to raise awareness for Huntington's disease. He says he's prepared to walk more than 3,000 miles if it means being one step closer to a cure for the ...

The AT in the News


WBIR.com

Paralyzed woman hikes Appalachian Trail
WBIR.com
GATLINBURG - It had always been a dream for Stacey Kozel, from Ohio, to hike the Appalachian Trail but reaching that goal almost didn't happen when she became paralyzed a few years ago. Kozel was involved in a car accident and she also had a previous ...


WDBJ7

Appalachian Trail by County: Grayson's Wild Ponies
WDBJ7
GRAYSON CO., Va. (WDBJ7) Every Monday on WDBJ7 Mornin' we will tell you stories along the trail in our "Appalachian Trail by County" series. For every county the AT runs through in Southwest Virginia, we will highlight a unique tale of the trail. This ...


Daily Voice

Valhalla High School Book Club Hikes Appalachian Trail
Daily Voice
Valhalla High School Book Club Hikes Appalachian Trail. by Valhalla Union Free School District 05/04/2016. Share; Tweet; Pin It; Email; Print; Comment. These members of the Valhalla High School Book Club hiked the Appalachian Trail. Photo Credit: ...


Carbonated.tv (blog)

Paralyzed Woman Hikes Up The Appalachian Track
Carbonated.tv (blog)
A paralyzed Ohio woman is making her dream to hike the Appalachian Trail into a reality. Stacey Kozel was involved in a car crash in 2013. Coupled with her previous diagnosis of lupus, she permanently lost her ability to walk. ?I couldn't roll over ...

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KRQE News 13

Local woman with leg braces hiking Appalachian Trail
KRQE News 13
AUSTINTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) ? A local woman with braces on her legs is trying to hike the 2,180 miles of the Appalachian Trail that runs from Georgia to Maine. On Tuesday evening, Stacey Kozel was at Austintown's Western Reserve Orthotics and ...

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Appalachian Trail Reopens in Hot Springs
Asheville Citizen-Times
MARS HILL, N.C., May 2, 2016 - The U.S. Forest Service has re-opened all the trails in the Silver Mine Fire area, including the Appalachian Trail, as of Monday, May 2. Fire crews, along with resource specialists and partners from the Appalachian Trail ...


Section of Appalachian Trail closed to fire now open
WWBT NBC12 News
Shenandoah National Park (Source: Wikipedia). LURAY, VA (WWBT) -. The section of the Appalachian Trail that was closed due to the fire in the Shenandoah National Park is now open, according to National Park Service officials.

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USA TODAY

The Great Loop: Appalachian Trail for the aquatic set
USA TODAY
If you live east of the Mississippi River, technically, you live on an island. Every year around a hundred boats prove this point by completing a circumnavigation of the entire eastern U.S. The path, called the Great Loop, is a continuous waterway ...

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Cherokee Tribune Ledger News

Parts of Appalachian Trail reopen in Shenandoah
The Daily Progress
For the most part however, things are back to normal in the park. ?The section of the Appalachian Trail closed by the Rocky Mountain Fire in Shenandoah National Park is now open,? said National Park Service Superintendent Jim Northup in a statement.
Long distance trekCherokee Tribune Ledger News
Spoon River Sportsman: Trail part oneCanton Daily Ledger

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The Charlottesville Newsplex

Appalachian Trail reopens in Shenandoah National Park
The Charlottesville Newsplex
According to Park Superintendent Jim Northrup, the section of the Appalachian Trail closed by the fire has finally opened back up to hikers. Several other trails have also been reopened, including Furnace Mountain Trail, Trayfoot Mountain Trail ...
Crews Hoping to Open Skyline Drive and Appalachian Trail SoonNBC 29 News
Trail reopens in Shenandoah National ParkStaunton News Leader
Wildfire at Shenandoah National Park Fully ContainedNBC4 Washington
Roanoke Times -Washington Post
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