Category Archives: Appalachian Trail

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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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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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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