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Seattle Times

Pacific Crest Trail won't be severed, after .6M deal with Stevens Pass landowner
Seattle Times
The Pacific Crest Trail Association purchased land near Stevens Pass to preserve access to the namesake trail the organization maintains. No one ever secured an easement for public access to the... (Scott Wilkinson/Pacific Crest Trail Association) More ...


The News Tribune

Group buys land to prevent break in Pacific Crest Trail
The News Tribune
A group dedicated to preserving and promoting the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail has purchased private land in western Washington state to prevent a break in the path. Last week, the Pacific Crest Trail Association bought more than 400 acres in ...

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Group buys land for Pacific Crest Trail
The Columbian
The Pacific Crest Trail Association bought more than 400 acres in the Stevens Pass area this week from a private landowner for .6 million, The Seattle Times reported. The association says the landowner had considered putting up a fence and cutting ...

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The Wahkiakum County Eagle

Walking from the law on the Pacific Crest Trail
The Wahkiakum County Eagle
Until recently, Jennifer Johnson lived in Cathlamet. But she downsized, sold her house, and left her job at Wahkiakum Title and Escrow and Hanigan Law Office in order to take up a grand adventure this year--walking the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) from ...


Santa Cruz Sentinel

Soquel's Savannah Fitz longs to return to Pacific Crest Trail
Santa Cruz Sentinel
The 2017 season will go down as one of the most arduous on the Pacific Crest Trail. Deep snow pack, high river levels and raging wildfires played mind and navigational games with the hundreds of thru-hikers bent on completing the 2,600-mile West Coast ...


The Daily Herald

At 19, he was 'Baby' this year on the Pacific Crest Trail
The Daily Herald
When I was a sophomore, I started working as a lifeguard at the Snohomish Aquatic Center and stayed for four years until I left for the Pacific Crest Trail. When did you decide you would hike the entire length of the PCT? Had you done a lot of hiking ...

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The San Diego Union-Tribune

San Diego's 10 best "hidden" hikes for the holidays
The San Diego Union-Tribune
Eagle Rock: This 7-mile trek to the rock formation sits along the Pacific Crest Trail, located about 4 miles southeast of Warner Springs. It's accessible off Camino San Ignacio from state Route 79. Annie's Canyon Trail (formerly known as Mushroom Caves ...

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Santa Maria Times

Local hiking team braves cold, savors life on John Muir Trail
Santa Maria Times
They ran into other hikers, including more than a few attempting the Pacific Crest Trail, which stretches from Mexico to Canada and merges with the JMT for much of its 211 miles. They forged through snow at Donohue Pass on the border of Yosemite ...

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Letter: Expressing Appreciation for a 'Trail Angel'
Centralia Chronicle
The town of Packwood owes a large thank you to one Mama G, a trail angel who lives here. In a late hiking season when the Pacific Crest Trail hikers found their trail blocked by wildfires, stranding them in unexpected places, Mama G rescued them from ...


Houston Chronicle

Ed Ponikvar: Maintaining trails in Sam Houston forest is all in a day's work for this trailblazer
Houston Chronicle
... been a volunteer with the trails coalition, which was founded in 2010, since 2011. The organization brings together the forest's biggest "user groups" - hikers, equestrians, motorized-vehicle users, cyclists and paddlers - to work on maintaining ...

The CDT in the News

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Las Cruces Sun-News

Continental Divide Trail, from New Mexico to Montana, will challenge hikers
Las Cruces Sun-News
LAS CRUCES - Bored with your extracurricular activities lately? Now's the season to hike some outstanding Bureau of Land Management trails. While there are several trails the public can enjoy in the Las Cruces area, there's one in southern New Mexico ...


The Denver Post

Meet the Colorado 9-year-old who has hiked nearly 8000 miles (and set a record)
The Denver Post
?And then we just kept going and going.? Nine months later, they'd finished the Appalachian Trail. ?And then we thought, 'Why not do the other two?' ? So the next year, when Christian was 6, the family spent eight months on the Pacific Crest Trail ...


Freepress Online

Adventurous Local Authors Will Sign Their New Books at Maine Sport December 2
Freepress Online
?In the Path of Young Bulls: An Odyssey on America's Continental Divide Trail? by Tom Jamrog details a multigenerational team's challenges on a five-month journey along one of the country's toughest long-distance treks. Jamrog, who is a Registered ...


KWQC-TV6

9-Year-Old Hiker Conquers Triple Crown
KWQC-TV6
(KUSA/NBC) A 9-year-old boy in Colorado has become the youngest person ever to complete The Triple Crown of Hiking. Christian Geiger, also known as Buddy Backpacker, has hiked the Appalachian Trail, the Pacific Crest Trail, and the Continental Divide ...

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Centennials no place for subsidized sheep pasture
The Bozeman Daily Chronicle
It is not often that bipartisan solutions are offered that cut government spending and improve the environment. However, that is exactly what both the Trump and former Obama administrations proposed when they recommended closing the U.S Sheep ...


9NEWS.com (blog)

BLOG: Why I want to grow up to be like this 9-year-old boy
9NEWS.com (blog)
CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN GOOGLE+ PINTEREST. CRESTED BUTTE - When I grow up I want to be just like Christian Geiger. Problem is, he's a 9-year-old fourth grade boy and I'm a 39-year-old woman. Sorry if that sounds weird, but here's the deal. Christian did ...


Bend Bulletin

Renowned hiker recounts her thru-hike of the 750-mile Oregon Desert Trail
Bend Bulletin
Just two weeks later the couple thru-hiked the Continental Divide Trail ? a 3,100-mile route along the Rocky Mountains from Canada to Mexico. (Thru-hiking is hiking a long-distance trail from end to end during a single hiking season.) Anderson, 36 ...


Courier-Gazette & Camden Herald

Adventurous authors sign at Maine Sport
Courier-Gazette & Camden Herald
Rockport ? Maine Sport Outfitters on Route 1 will host a book signing Saturday, Dec. 2, from 1 to 4 p.m. with Maine authors Thomas Jamrog of Lincolnville and Laurie Apgar Chandler of Bremen. Both have newly-released adventure travel books published in ...


fiddleheadfocus.com

Valley man, a first time backpacker, completes Appalachian Trail
fiddleheadfocus.com
Cannan said he is not sure if he will attempt another long distance hike, such as the Pacific Crest Trail or the Continental Divide Trail. ?This was a lot of work,? he said. ?There are other ways to see the mountains and have fun.? However, another ...


Courier-Gazette & Camden Herald

Talk to include views of Newfoundland trail Nov. 28
Courier-Gazette & Camden Herald
Courtesy of: Tom Jamrog A photo from hiker Tom Jamrog's trip on Newfoundland's East Coast Trail. Jamrog talks about the hike Nov. 28. Rockland ? Hiker and photographer Tom Jamrog will share his August 2017 hike on Newfoundland's East Coast Trail at ...

The AT in the News

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Outside Magazine

Dale Sanders, 82, is now the oldest person to hike the 2,190-mile ...
Washington Post
There was a moment back in August when Dale ?Grey Beard? Sanders considered giving up. In the middle of the 100-Mile Wilderness in Maine, far from help, he was bleeding internally and having heart palpitations ? not surprising considering that he was ...
An 82-Year-Old Broke the Appalachian Trail Age Record | Outside ...Outside Magazine
Memphis man sets record for oldest to thru-hike Appalachian TrailHerald-Mail Media
Pensioner, 82, celebrates becoming oldest man to walk entire length of Appalachian Trail in a yearThe Independent
Kentucky Kernel
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Walton Tribune

Braving the wilderness of the Appalachian Trail
Walton Tribune
When asked if he planned on taking on the Appalachian Trail again in the future, Fourman said, ?Absolutely not. Anyone who hikes the AT twice is insane.? Fourman said the AT is not only physically draining, but emotionally draining. ?Once you get past ...


PEOPLE.com

Man Sheds 45 Lbs. After 5 Months of Hiking the Appalachian Trail
PEOPLE.com
While many adventurers dream about taking time off work to hike the Appalachian Trail, 27-year-old Jonathan Wooddy actually did it ? and transformed his body in the process. The accountant from Arlington, Virginia, traveled the entire trail ? 2,190 ...


The 'Angels' Of The Appalachian Trail
NPR
Jim Tabor is becoming a legend to hikers on the Appalachian Trail. Find one of his carvings along the trail, and you've got the good luck you need to complete the grueling walk from Georgia to Maine. SCOTT SIMON, HOST: More than 2,000 people attempt to ...
The 'Angels' Of The Appalachian Trail | New Hampshire Public RadioNew Hampshire Public Radio

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The Keene Sentinel

An 82-year-old man celebrates after hiking the entire Appalachian ...
The Keene Sentinel
There was a moment back in August when Dale ?Grey Beard? Sanders considered giving up.

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Asheville Citizen-Times

Friends making dream a reality with Appalachian Trail mission - Tri ...
14 News WFIE Evansville
Two recovering drug addicts take to the Appalachian Trail to continue to heal.
Jennifer Pharr Davis completes 1,175-mile hike of Mountains-to-Sea ...Asheville Citizen-Times

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WCSH-TV

Hiking the Appalachian Trail for rescue dogs | WCSH6.com
WCSH-TV
Almost Home Rescue brings animals to New England for new homes, and one man is about to quit his job to help.

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New Jersey Herald

Rebuilding the Appalachian Trail boardwalk in Vernon
New Jersey Herald
The boardwalk, which traverses one mile of the Appalachian Trail that runs between the Pochuck and Wawayanda mountains, offers visitors the rare opportunity to view the Northern New Jersey wetlands in all of their splendor without having to worry about ...


fiddleheadfocus.com

Valley man, a first time backpacker, completes Appalachian Trail
fiddleheadfocus.com
The 25-year-old solar panel installer at ReVision Energy and native of Eagle Lake, who now lives in the Unity area, completed his hike of the Appalachian Trail on Nov. 4. ?It was awesome,? Cannan said recently while sitting in Rock's Dinner in Fort ...


Mother Nature Network

82-year-old becomes oldest ever to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail ...
Mother Nature Network
Dale 'Grey Beard' Sanders, 82, hiked the entire Appalachian Trail in a year.

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