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OregonLive.com

First look at PCT after Columbia gorge fire shows scorched landscape, signs of life
OregonLive.com
CASCADE LOCKS ? Branches flew. Trail tools smoothed the earth. Stones tumbled downhill, crackling like Rice Krispies as gravity took hold. The trail workers are back. Hardhat-clad crew leaders began work last month on a section of Pacific Crest Trail ...


Autostraddle

Why I Got Off the Pacific Crest Trail After 454 Miles Instead of Walking All the Way to Canada
Autostraddle
I've told a lot of stories about why I stopped hiking the Pacific Crest Trail at the 454 mile mark last summer, though I intended to hike the whole thing, all 2,650 miles from Mexico to Canada. They're all versions of the truth. I missed my girlfriend ...


Portland Tribune

Gresham principal conquers Kilimanjaro
Portland Tribune
They've hiked the 460 miles of the Oregon section of the 2,650-mile Pacific Crest Trail and 175 miles of the Washington section. They plan to do the rest of Washington throughout the next three summers. CONTIRUBTED PHOTO: LORI BENNIS - Lori Bennis ...

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Tehachapi News

Letter to the editor: It's amazing to see dedication of Pacific Crest Trail hikers
Tehachapi News
I love being a Tehachapi Trail Angel for the Pacific Coast Trail. I'm sure all of us have different reasons for serving. I'd like to share a few of mine. It is an opportunity to serve those who have taken on a larger-than-life assignment ?2,650 miles ...


Bristol Herald Courier (press release) (blog)

Sugar Grove hiker bags ?Triple Crown?
Bristol Herald Courier (press release) (blog)
Pacific Crest Trail. The second of Dillon's Triple Crown was the Pacific Crest Trail which begins at the U.S.-Mexico border just south of Campo, California, and traces the Sierra Nevada and Cascade mountains to end at the southern edge of Manning Park ...


Wrangler News

Hiking-trail veteran due at arts venue
Wrangler News
As weather heats up and the warmer days of spring remind residents of West Chandler that they live in the desert, the Chandler Center for the Arts Gallery in Downtown Chandler presents Martin Gatrost: Pacific Crest Trail now through Feb. 23, 2018 ...


The Columbian

Off Beat: Ogden blazed trail to preserve nation's wild, scenic areas
The Columbian
The Pacific Crest Trail publication included an archive photo of Lady Bird beaming as Udall, sitting next her in the raft, pointed out wildland features. In 1968, then-president Lyndon Johnson signed the National Wild Scenic Rivers Act and the National ...

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OregonLive.com

Officials reduce size of Eagle Creek fire closure area
OregonLive.com
Mt. Hood National Forest officials on Friday said they have reduced the area closed by the Eagle Creek fire, unlocking access to campgrounds, lakes and trails. The public can now access more than 14,500 acres previously closed because of the historic ...

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Oboz Announces 2018 Ambassadors
SGB Media (press release) (blog)
Oboz Footwear introduced its new squad of ambassadors for 2018. Now in its fourth year, the Oboz Trail Team welcomes twenty enthusiastic hikers and adventurers who will answer Oboz' call of 'Where to next?' The group of twenty people represents all the ...


7x7

5 Reasons to Visit Truckee in the Winter
7x7
Located less than 20 miles north of Lake Tahoe, it draws visitors with its stunning vistas of granite and ponderosa pine covered peaks, significant high elevation snowfall, and world famous terrain. There's a wide range of backcountry adventures to be ...

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The CDT in the News

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Bristol Herald Courier (press release) (blog)

Sugar Grove hiker bags ?Triple Crown?
Bristol Herald Courier (press release) (blog)
Backpack. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO. Dillon said he traveled light and subsisted mostly on supermarket food, which can cost less than dehydrated or freeze-dried trail food. Facebook · Twitter · Email; Print; Save. Rocky Mountain National Park. CONTRIBUTED ...


The Jet Press

Top 5 ways Jeremy Bates will help the Jets win
The Jet Press
In that time he did a five-month solo hike of the 2,900-mile Continental Divide Trail. It was a bit troubling to witness the New York Jets braintrust's satisfaction with 2017's dismal five-win season, although that was largely inspired by the youth ...

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CBS New York

Jets Promote QB Coach Jeremy Bates To Offensive Coordinator
CBS New York
Bates spent the next four seasons away from football, including solo hiking the 2,900-mile Continental Divide Trail from Mexico to Canada in 2014 ? a soul-searching journey that took him about 5 months to complete. ?I think at the time it was the ...

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The Denver Post

Michael Bennet, Jared Polis put forth bill to bolster protection for more than 98000 acres of federal land in Colorado
The Denver Post
?Thank you,? said Adam Schuknecht, the owner of Leadville's City on a Hill coffeeshop, one of several Western Colorado business owners gathered Saturday by the Continental Divide Trail Coalition to discuss the importance of public lands with Bennet ...

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SNEWS

Gear for good
SNEWS
It's part of their Giving Back program, which includes similar promotions for the Continental Divide Trail Coalition, Pacific Crest Trail Association, Appalachian Trail Conservancy, Leave No Trace, and European Outdoor Conservation Association. ENO ...


Charleston Gazette-Mail

Trail stories to celebrate 50th anniversary of the National Trails System Act
Charleston Gazette-Mail
Jackie McDonnell, trail name ?Yogi,? has hiked the entire Continental Divide Trail twice. She's one of just two women who have twice completed long-distance hiking's Triple Crown ? the A.T., the P.C.T. and the C.D.T.. If you've been counting, those ...


SWLA native to go for hiking Triple Crown
KPLC-TV
I unfurled it when I completed it. Sort of a tribute." The Navy veteran now has his sights set on the Continental Divide. "The Triple Crown is the Appalachian Trail, The Pacific Crest Trail and the Continental Divide Trail, which is New Mexico into ...


Courier-Gazette & Camden Herald

Jamrog shares his 'Path' in Camden
Courier-Gazette & Camden Herald
Camden ? Lincolnville author Tom Jamrog will speak about his new book, ?In the Path of Young Bulls: An Odyssey on America's Continental Divide Trail,? Tuesday, Feb. 27, at 6 p.m. at the downtown Camden Public Library. In 2013, then 63-year-old Jamrog ...


FEB. 14: Jets promote quarterbacks coach to offensive coordinator
Utica Observer Dispatch
Bates spent the next four seasons away from football, including solo hiking the 2,900-mile Continental Divide Trail from Mexico to Canada in 2014 ? a soul-searching journey that took him about 5 1/2 months to complete. ?I think at the time it was the ...

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Choteau Acantha

THE MONTANA GAP: Rural Towns Capitalize on Cycling Tourism
Choteau Acantha
The Ovando Community Fund was started from donations and provided money for the teepee, jailhouse and outdoor shower system riders can use. +5. THE MONTANA GAP: Bike washing. Cyclists riding the Continental Divide trail wash off their bikes outside a ...

The AT in the News

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RichmondBizSense

Downtime: Bruce Matson takes a hike ? on the whole Appalachian Trail
RichmondBizSense
Forty years after he first climbed Mt. Katahdin, the highest mountain in Maine that marks the northern terminus of the Appalachian Trail, Bruce Matson is going back ? and he's hiking the full length of the trail to get there. The chief legal officer ...


Estes Park news (press release)

Estes Park Native Sets Out For Appalachian Trail | Featured Articles ...
Estes Park news (press release)
?I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.? Henry David Thoreau. For Estes Park ...

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The Fight Against a Pipeline Along the Appalachian Trail
Backpacker Magazine
The Mountain Valley Pipeline would cut through 3.5 miles of the Jefferson National Forest, crossing waterways more than a thousand times and the Appalachian Trail once. Construction would require clear-cutting a 125-foot-wide zone, then digging ...


Appalachian Trail Hike Honors Paralyzed Man, Raises Funds ...
U.S. News & World Report
ATLANTA (AP) ? There weren't many places that treated spinal cord injuries in 1977.

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Reporter Magazine

RIT Alum Hikes 2189 Miles Along The Appalachian Trail
Reporter Magazine
To anyone who aspires to potentially hike the Appalachian Trail, or accomplish any other goal, Conrad's advice is solid. ?Hike your own hike. Doesn't matter how fast, doesn't matter how slow, doesn't matter how you do it: hike your own hike,? he said ...


OtherWords (blog)

I'm an Eagle Scout, and I Don't Want Pipelines in My Wilderness
OtherWords (blog)
The Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) is a proposed 300-mile natural gas pipeline that would cut right through the Appalachian Trail, and it promises to be a disaster. The MVP poses an unprecedented menace to the Appalachian Trail, threatening to clear a ...


Gainesville Times

Appalachian Trail hike honors paralyzed man, raises funds for Shepherd Center
Gainesville Times
And ultimately, that's what brought McLendon, a Dahlonega resident, to where she is now ? planning a through-hike on the Appalachian Trail beginning April 1. As part of that hike, she's working to raise money for spinal cord injury research at the ...


Pike County News Watchman

Grandma Gatewood, Appalachian Heroine
Pike County News Watchman
Emma Gatewood, a pioneer woman of Appalachia, was born in 1887 and died in 1973 in Gallia County, Ohio. She was the first woman to hike the entire Appalachian Trail by herself. Go Granny Go! The year was 1955 and she was 67 years old, a mother of 11 ...


Lynchburg News and Advance

For Love of Nature: Flocks of robins among early signs of spring
Lynchburg News and Advance
In recent days my yard has been full of robins, poking through grass and leaves in search of earthworms and grubs forced up by the soaking rain. Lenten roses are blooming, the buds are bursting on my silver maple and bulbs are sending up new green ...


WBIR-TV

Appalachian Unsolved: The diplomat accused of killing his family, Part 2
WBIR-TV
"The FBI wanted us to crawl up under the cabins, on top of them, in the loft, check every cubbyhole, the toilets -- anything structural," McCarter told 10News. "And we did." Another possible clue: A wingtip shoe print was discovered on the Appalachian ...

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