Category Archives: Trails

Sierra Snowpack Limits 2005 Pacific Crest Trail Completers to 50

The Port Townsend Leader reports that only 50 people completed the 2,658-mile trail Pacific Crest Trail in 2005 thanks largely to heavy snowpack which closed many of the passes in the Sierras.

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Backcountry Ski Photographer Warren Skoog Fatality on Mount Mercedario in Argentina

The Seattle Post-Intelligencer reports Carl Warren Skoog, 46, said to be one of the world’s best backcountry ski photographers died while descending the steep southern face of 22,210-foot Mount Mercedario in the Argentine Andes.

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Andrew Thompson Claims AT Record Hike of 47 Days, 13 Hours, 31 Minutes

Times Argus reports Andrew Thompson completed the Appalachian Trail in a record 47 days, 13 hours, 31 minutes.

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First Tahoe City Days for thru-hikers on Pacific Crest Trail

Tahoe World reports there was a light turnout for its first annual Tahoe City Trailday for Pacific Crest thru-hikers.

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AT Thru Hiker Fatality at Train Crossing in Pennsylvania

Cumberlink reports Justin Miles Kenney, 27, from Alabama was killed by a trail while thru hiking the Appalachian Trail in Pennsylvania.

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Andrew Skurka First Sea2Sea Trail Completer

Walkermnn reports Andrew Skurka of Massachusetts has walked 5,015 miles in his attempt to be the first to complete the 7,700 mile Sea to Sea Trail across the northern U.S. between the Atlantic and Pacific.

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80 Foot Fatal Fall at Raven Rocks on Appalachian Trail in West Virginia

Leeburgs Today reports Michael Baldoni, 18, fell 80 feet off the Appalachian Trail near Raven Rocks in West Virginia.

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Lee Barry at 81 Becomes Oldest AT Thru Hiker

Centerdaily reports Lee Barry has become at the oldest person to complete the Appalachian Trail at 81. He carried a homemade pack (made from nylon with no frame) . He started Jan. 2 at the trail’s southern terminus at Springer … Continue reading

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Hiker Airlifted After Snow on AT in the Smokies

AP stories report Matthew Shultz was airlifted after attempting to hike 71 miles of the Appalachian Trail in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park when he became incoherent after rain and snow got the hiking group unprepared.. They had started … Continue reading

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Hiker Rescued After Stranded 4 Days on AT Near Inadu Knob in Smokies

The Maryville Daily Times reports 62-year-old David Dinwiddie was rescued after spending four days in a sleeping bag. The hiker, stranded in 2 feet of snow at 6,000 feet in subfreezing temperatures, was carried six miles down the trail. Rescuers … Continue reading

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ATC to Change Name to Appalachian Trail Conservancy

ATC to Change Name to Appalachian Trail Conservancy

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