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Competitor Running (blog)

One Step At A Time: A Film About Running the Pacific Crest Trail
Competitor Running (blog)
Last summer, three ultrarunners, Yassine Diboun, Scott Loughney and Travis Liles, attempted to run 453 miles along the Pacific Crest Trail, crossing the entire state of Oregon from the Oregon/California border to the Oregon/Washington border. With help ...


The San Diego Union-Tribune

San Diegan's coffee table book explores Pacific Crest Trail
The San Diego Union-Tribune
In 1965, Barney Scout Mann took his first hike on the Pacific Crest Trail. He didn't know then that the 2,650-mile path that runs from the Mexican border to the Canadian border would become a major part of his life. He hiked the entire trail with his ...


Red Dirt Report

Historical Society hosts program on Pacific Crest Trail
San Bernardino County Sun
Barney Scout Mann, co-author of ?The Pacific Crest Trail: Exploring America's Wilderness Trail,? will present a program on the trail during Thursday's monthly meeting of the San Bernardino Historical and Pioneer Society. At the 7 p.m. meeting, Mann ...
Pastor goes to the mountains, not the wilderness, for 40 daysRed Dirt Report

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Pamplin Media Group

Volunteers honored for work on the Pacific Crest Trail
Pamplin Media Group
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - Steve Queen, who founded the Mt. Hood Chapter, shared photos During the past year, the Mt. Hood Chapter of the Pacific Crest Trail Association accomplished a lot on the trails: 553 volunteers put in 18,070 hours, maintained 336 ...


The Dominion Post

Kiwi sets out on epic six month Pacific Crest trek
The Dominion Post
The Pacific Crest trail isn't the relaxing break most people would pick for a holiday. It involves five to six months, walking 20 to 30 kilometres a day and 4265km in total, all while wearing the same change of clothes. One Hawke's Bay man and his ...


East Bay Times

Pleasanton: Hikers to give tips on 2600-mile Pacific Crest Trail
East Bay Times
PLEASANTON ? A couple of avid long-term hikers who have completed the Pacific Crest Trail, will speak at the Pleasanton Public Library on Sunday. Hikers Ken and Marcia Powers have hiked most of this country's long trails, including the 2,650-mile ...


The Daily Herald

The highs and lows of hiking the Pacific Crest Trail
The Daily Herald
This is the time of year when hundreds of hikers with the time and the strength begin planning a long trek on the Pacific Crest Trail ? a 2,650-mile, four-month-plus journey from the Mexican border, through the mountains (and some deserts) of ...
Adventure Awaits on the Pacific Crest TrailMy SSnews.com

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Press-Enterprise

Pacific Crest Trail topic of San Bernardino presentation
Press-Enterprise
Barney Scout Mann will discuss the history of the Pacific Crest Trail at the Thursday, Feb. 2 meeting of the San Bernardino Historical and Pioneer Society. Mann co-authored the book, ?The Pacific Crest Trail: Exploring America's Wilderness Trail.? The ...


Move Over PCT: You'll Soon Be Able to Mountain Bike From Washington to California
Willamette Week
Since 1992, hikers have been able to traverse Oregon north to south using the Pacific Crest Trail, which traces the Cascades from the Bridge of the Gods to the California state line. This summer, you can finally bike across the state, from Hood River ...


Sierra Club to lead hike on Pacific Crest Trail
VVdailypress.com
The Mojave Group of the Sierra Club will be leading a 6-mile hike near Silverwood Lake along the Pacific Crest Trail on Saturday. The hike is open to the public and is rated easy in difficulty, with picturesque views. Attendees are encouraged to bring ...

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Northwest Georgia News

Unified Warrior Foundation plans Continental Divide Trail hike
Northwest Georgia News
George Eshleman of Calhoun, and Ian Douglass of Pennsylvania, will traverse the 3300-plus miles to help raise money for various foundations as well as awareness for veterans issues. ?Unless the issue of veteran suicide is constantly kept in the minds ...


Hough to speak at KNPS talk
Bonner County Daily Bee
His love of the outdoors has led him to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail, the Continental Divide Trail, the Pacific Crest trail and to paddle the length of the Yukon River. During the summer months, Phil has led backcountry trips for the Galena Ridge ...


East Bay Times

Pleasanton: Hikers to give tips on 2600-mile Pacific Crest Trail
East Bay Times
Besides the PCT, the two have also hiked the Appalachian Trail (2,200 miles), Continental Divide Trail (3,100 miles), American Discovery Trail (6,800 miles), among several others. Marcia Powers, has walked more than 20,000 miles in her lifetime. The ...


GrindTV

44 of the best long hiking trails in the continental US all on one map
GrindTV
So many trails, so little time. That's sure how it feels sometimes when you're trying to pick a new adventure to go on. It can be difficult deciding where you want to hike and for how long, and it seems like resources are never giving you pros and cons ...


Duluth News Tribune

The 4700-mile summer: Ashland man's long walk on North Country Trail
Duluth News Tribune
Peltonen has not attempted the Appalachian Trail, or America's other two best known long-distance trails, the Pacific Crest Trail and the Continental Divide Trail. After completing the North Country Trail, he was ready to rest. "When I was done, I said ...

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Madison Journal TODAY

McNeely finishes Continental Divide Trail
Madison Journal TODAY
The 63-year-old is one of only about 200 people to have earned the ?triple crown? of hiking: the Appalachian Trail, 2,184 miles, (she did that in 1979); the Pacific Coast Trail, 2,654 miles, (she did that in 1983); and the Continental Divide Trail (CDT ...


Continental Divide Trail Coalition announces its 2017 Trail Days & Kick-Off
Silver City Sun-News
SILVER CITY ? The Continental Divide Trail Coalition will hold its third annual Trail Days & Kick-Off throughout the weekend of April 28 through 30, 2017, in Silver City to celebrate the launch of the 2017 hiking season on the Continental Divide ...


County puts off Forest plan lawsuit
Silver City Daily Press and Independent
That isn't counting hiking, camping, the Continental Divide Trail, other activities that bring in money. The Travel Management Plan is integral to maintaining that quality.? There was plenty of talk, as well, about the high costs this sort of ...

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ESPN (blog)

Jets' newly hired QB coach has ties to Jay Cutler, but ...
ESPN (blog)
In case you're wondering what Bates did during his time away from football, he spent five months of it hiking the Continental Divide Trail. In 2014, he made the 2,900-mile trek, from Mexico to Canada, by himself. That could prepare him for the job with ...
Jets hire Jeremy Bates as quarterbacks coachNJ.com

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The Spokesman-Review

Out and about
The Spokesman-Review
Presenters include experienced long distance hikers who have hiked a minimum of 8,000 miles on the PCT, AT and Continental Divide Trail. ?Plenty of time will be given to talk to and interact with these highly experienced hikers,? Turner said. Attendees ...

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Reading Eagle

Appalachian Trail hiker shares her experience with crowd in Wyomissing
Reading Eagle
Reading Eagle: Susan Keen | Lauralee Bliss, who has twice hiked the entire Appalachian Trail, speaks about her book "Mountains, Madness & Miracles: 4,000 Miles Along the Appalachian Trail" at the Wyomissing Public Library on Saturday afternoon.


Atlas Obscura

Exit Interview: I Was a Black, Female Thru-Hiker on the Appalachian ...
Atlas Obscura
The first person to hike the full length of the Appalachian Trail, a white man named Earl V. Shaffer, wanted to ?walk the Army out of his system.? That was in 1948.
Pikesville High grad defers start of college to hike Appalachian Trail ...Baltimore Sun

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Roanoke Times

Pipeline's impacts on Appalachian Trail raise concerns - Roanoke ...
Roanoke Times
PETERS MOUNTAIN ? The winds blew cold Thursday across the Symms Gap Meadow where the Appalachian Trail traverses the crest of Peters Mountain near ...

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The Knoxville Mercury

Ben Montgomery's 'Grandma Gatewood' Reveals the Full Story of an Appalachian Trail Pioneer
The Knoxville Mercury
The subject of Ben Montgomery's book, Grandma Gatewood: the Inspiring Story of the Woman Who Saved the Appalachian Trail, is the prototype of these ridge runners, a 5-foot-2 inch Ohioan who thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail at the age of 67 in 1955, the ...


Friends get ready to set out to hike Appalachian Trail
Bedford Bulletin
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The Tennessean

Sumner couple stronger after hiking Appalachian Trail
The Tennessean
It took almost a year for Hendersonville couple Kayce Johnson and Larran Smith to prepare for the longest and most strenuous hike either had ventured. Even as they began their eight-month journey hiking the Appalachian Trail as ready as they could be, ...


New Jersey Herald

Appalachian Trail Boardwalk perfect for a walk down history's lane
New Jersey Herald
VERNON -- The Appalachian Trail Boardwalk, located between Route 94 and Route 517 in Vernon, was recently described in a Herald article as perfect for a winter hike. The property on which it is located, together with the surrounding property initially ...


LaGrange Daily News

Ready for adventure: Woman will hike Appalachian Trail this spring
LaGrange Daily News
May McDaniel, a 71-year-old veteran, plans to hit the Appalachian Trail on her own later this spring. She will use the experience not only as a way to inspire others to be healthy at any age, but also to help launch her own non-profit organization ...


'Pipeline Fighters' film brings Blacksburg residents together
Virginia Tech Collegiate Times
Parts of the Appalachian Trail cross with the proposed route of the Mountain Valley Pipeline and many worry about the adverse effects that the pipeline could have on the trail. It is believed that the proposed pipeline would detract from the scenic ...


Asheville Citizen-Times

Learn how to hike the Appalachian Trail
Asheville Citizen-Times
Want to get the inside scoop on hiking the world-famous Appalachian Trail? It isn't as simple as going for a walk in the woods. For those wanting to learn more about a trek on the AT, which stretches 2,180 miles from Georgia to Maine, the best way to ...

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