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Grand Forks Herald

Brainerd retiree, 66, hikes 2,650-mile Pacific Crest Trail | Grand ...
Grand Forks Herald
Mike Wheeler is pictured at the southern end of the trail when he finished it last month. Photo courtesy of Mike Wheeler1 / 4. The northern Cascade Mountains in ...

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Backpacker Magazine

Returning to ?Real Life? After Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail
Backpacker Magazine
A little under two weeks after I departed the Pacific Crest Trail for the ?real world,? everything seemed a little strange. Nothing too jarring?just enough to make me feel like I didn't quite fit into my life the way I had before I left. I'm told this ...


Cherokee Tribune Ledger News

'Hat Trick' hikes Pacific Crest Trail
Cherokee Tribune Ledger News
Canton native Dale Epperson, 29, also known as Hat Trick, finished the second leg of the Triple Crown of the hikers' world by hiking 2,652 miles along the Pacific Crest Trail, spanning from California to Washington. In 2010, Epperson took his first ...


CSUSM NewsCenter

Pacific Crest Trail leaves lasting impression on alumnus
CSUSM NewsCenter
It's a nickname he earned in the early stages of his quest to hike the 2,650-mile trail, which spans the U.S.-Mexico border near Campo to British Columbia, Canada, near the U.S. border. Designated a National Scenic Trail in 1968, it gained widespread ...


OregonLive.com

Pacific Crest Trail's history, imaginative power jump from the pages of new coffee-table book
OregonLive.com
The Pacific Crest Trail inevitably brings out the utopian nature geek in hikers. Mark Larabee and Barney Scout Mann, authors of a hefty new coffee-table book about the trail, know this -- and they embrace it. Traveling the 2,600-mile-long route that ...


Crosscut

Search for Pacific Crest Trail hiker takes on new urgency
Crosscut
Despite extensive air and ground searches, a hiker who had completed most of the 2,659 mile Pacific Crest Trail remains missing as winter weather increasingly covers the Cascades with snow. Kris Fowler, a 34-year-old from Ohio, was the last northbound ...


cleveland.com

70-year-old Medina man completes grueling hike of Pacific Crest Trail
cleveland.com
Lenc, 70, of Medina, recently finished a six-month through hike of the Pacific Crest Trail. "I started on April 23, 2016, at the Mexican border and finished on Oct. 6, 2016, at 5 p.m. at the Canadian border," Lenc said. The 2,650-mile trail stretches ...


Entertainment Weekly

Gilmore Girls: Cheryl Strayed is 'gobsmacked' by the Wild references
Entertainment Weekly
Like so many people, in Lorelai and Rory, I see pieces of myself, my mother, and my daughter.? Strayed wrote Wild after going on a months-long hike along the Pacific Crest Trail as a way to cope with the loss of her mother. The book was published in ...
Gilmore Girls: How Reese Witherspoon's Wild Prompted Lorelai Gilmore to Finally Say 'I Do' to Luke DanesPEOPLE.com
Every Single Modern Reference in Gilmore Girls: A Year in the LifeVulture
Luke & Lorelai Take A Big Step In The 'Gilmore Girls' Revival, Showing How Their Relationship Has EvolvedBustle
TV Guide (blog) -Hollywood Life -seattlepi.com
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Association grows as it works to keep Pacific Crest Trail wild | www ...
MyAJC
Association grows as it works to keep Pacific Crest Trail wild Mike Towne pauses at the highest peak on the Pacific Crest Trail, Forester Pass, east of Fresno, ...

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The News Tribune

Craig Hill: Association grows as it works to keep the PCT wild
The News Tribune
Much has changed in the 15 years since Liz Bergeron took over as executive director of the Pacific Crest Trail Association. In 2001, Bergeron represented a third of the organization's staff and she often had to explain what the trail was when she spoke ...

The CDT in the News


Oregon hiker completes Triple Crown: Appalachian, Pacific Crest and Continental Divide trails
Billings Gazette
Jeff Garmire of Vancouver, Ore., hiked America's three iconic long-distance routes ? the Appalachian, Pacific Crest and shown here at the southern terminus of the Continental Divide trail in New Mexico. Long hiker. Amanda Cowan, The Columbian.

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Cherokee Tribune Ledger News

'Hat Trick' hikes Pacific Trail
Cherokee Tribune Ledger News
Epperson's final stretch, the Continental Divide Trail, which he plans to hike in the future, will put him at about 8,000 miles hiked and about a year in the woods alone. ?Time in the woods allows me to reflect and meditate on my own thoughts without ...


Great Falls Tribune

Mountain ranges kept whole in forest plan
Great Falls Tribune
Gatchell supports the recreation emphasis the plan places on land connecting foot, bicycle and horse trails in the Helena South Hills to the Continental Divide Trail, saying it reflects collaboration that's occurred between the Forest Service and ...


Hopewell Lake provides historic setting for late fall hiking in Taos
taosnews
Because it is part of the Continental Divide Trail, the route is marked with frequent ?CDT? emblems on posts and trees. There are also rocks stacked into small cairns that help hikers keep on the trail. A gradual uphill climb leads to a gate marked by ...


The Seattle Times

Vancouver man hikes nation's 3 long-distance trails, in under a year
The Seattle Times
I was walking in a snowstorm in the Sierra Nevadas about halfway across a frozen lake when I realized I was walking across a frozen lake. My blood pressure went up and I slowly scooted across the rest of the lake. On the Continental Divide Trail, there ...

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Mail Tribune

Triple-crown hiker - Mail Tribune
Mail Tribune
Jeff Garmire stands at the southern terminus of the Continental DivideTrail near Lordsburg, N.M., after completing his 7,600-mile Triple Crown trek. Courtesy ...

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Colorado Trail group to break ground for op center
Chaffee County Times
In 2014 the addition of several reroutes formally linked a western route of the Colorado Trail to the Continental Divide Trail, creating a route called Collegiate West. The trail more closely follows the Continental Divide and together with the ...


Hiker conquers 3 iconic long-distance trails in 252 days | Outdoors ...
Coos Bay World
In this Oct. 25, 2016 photo, Jeff Garmire poses in Vancouver, Wash. Garmire is among the elite cadre of hikers who have completed the Appalachian, Pacific ...

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9NEWS.com

14er? Cute. This Littleton guy hiked 12000 miles
9NEWS.com
He's hiked the Colorado Trail, the Te Aroroa Trail in New Zealand, the Pacific Crest Trail, the Appalachian Trail, the Continental Divide Trail, the Great Divide Trail and the Pacific Northwest Trail. Nguyen's burned through 17 pairs of trail running ...


Holton Recorder

McManigal to be honored by Chamber
Holton Recorder
?I decided to walk across Colorado from north to south on the Continental Divide Trail, over a series of summers, in order to raise money to provide technology for the church,? he said. ?I asked for pledges by the mile, and people would maybe give me a ...

The AT in the News


Freeport man completes 2190-mile Appalachian Trail journey
Tribune-Review
Dan Crytzer and his granddaughter, Alexis Whitfield, both of Freeport, pause during their hike through the 100 Mile Wilderness in Maine in June 2016. The duo was thru-hiking the 2,190-mile Appalachian Trail. Whitfield quit after 117 miles; Crytzer ...


WLOS

Fire restrictions on Appalachian Trail lifted; ban remains in Smokies ...
WLOS
The National Park Service and Appalachian Trail Conservancy on Wednesday lifted fire restrictions on 27.7 miles of the Appalachian National Scenic Trail in ...

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New York Magazine

Lessons From Karl Meltzer, Appalachian Trail Record Holder ...
New York Magazine
Earlier this year, ultramarathon runner Karl Meltzer set one of the most prestigious and challenging records in all of endurance sports. Meltzer thru-hiked the ...
2,190 Miles, 1,102 Hours, 348,000 Calories, and 1 World Record | GQGQ Magazine

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WBIR.com

Appalachian Trail hikers stalled by wildfires | WBIR.com
WBIR.com
Fire restrictions are in place on the Appalachian Trail in the region.
National Park Service Bans Outdoor Fires for Southern Portions of ...Wall Street Journal
Carrying a Guitar on an Appalachian Trail Thru-Hike - BackpackerBackpacker Magazine

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CT Post

Felon with shotgun, ammo on Appalachian Trail sentenced ...
CT Post
A convicted felon has been sentenced to 11 months in jail for possessing a shotgun and having ammo on the Appalachian Trail in Kent. The officer and her ...

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Mother Nature Network (blog)

Fires force emergency closures on Appalachian Trail
Mother Nature Network (blog)
Wildfires are raging in southern Appalachia thanks to a prolonged drought and dry conditions. About 67 miles of the Appalachian Trail, running from North Carolina (where this photo above was taken) into Georgia, have been closed due to the fires ...


Editorial: Volunteers key to making Appalachian Trail a success
Reading Eagle
According to the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, which oversees these efforts, more than 6,000 volunteers contribute more than 250,000 hours each year to keep the trail available for all to use. That includes basic maintenance as well as major projects ...


Asheville Citizen-Times

Appalachian Trail issues emergency closures - Citizen-Times
Asheville Citizen-Times
Nearly 40 miles of the Appalachian Trail are now closed due to danger from forest fires.
Fire ban in place for much of southern Appalachian Trail | WBIR.comWBIR.com

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The Boston Globe

With no function in her legs, she's still hiking the Appalachian Trail
The Boston Globe
Her fellow hikers refer to her as ?Iron Will.? Stacey Kozel has hiked more than two-thirds of the Appalachian Trail, a grueling quest, and she's trekking solo with a major disadvantage: She cannot walk on her own. She was diagnosed with lupus at age 19 ...

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Springfield News-Leader

Loss of leg won't keep local veteran from stepping onto Appalachian Trail
Springfield News-Leader
In recent weeks Trostle has begun training for a new challenge, a 2,173-mile trek on the Appalachian Trail with several fellow military veterans from Springfield. He hopes ? no, check that? expects to finish the five-month hike in 2018, after more ...

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