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Geraldine Largay Missing from the Appalachian Trail for 2 Years

Missing AT Hiker Geraldine "Inchworm Largay" - Courtesy of ALDHA

Geraldine “Inchworm” Largay vanished from the Appalachian Trail in Maine two years ago.  She’s gone but not forgotten. July 22nd, 2013 came and went largely unnoticed for most of us.  Nobody remembers that the national average price for a gallon of gas was $3.67.  Radio heads might recall Cruise was the #1 song for country folk.  The most […]

Bailey Mountain Bike Park Opens Near Asheville, NC

Bailey Mountain Bike Park

Bailey Mountain Bike Park in North Carolina has just opened a new downhill mountain bike park, close to the Applachian Trail. What they’re calling “an exciting new chapter for commercial gravity riding in North America” is now open! Bailey Mountain Bike Park is currently operating with weekend shuttle service. Advanced reservation is required to ride the […]

Baxter State Park Issues 3 Summons to Scott Jurek

Scott Jurek Celebrating Atop Katahdin ~ Photo from Runners World

In what is certain to be a controversial application of its well publicized rules and regulations, Baxter State Park issued three summons to Scott Jurek for violations incurred when Scott climbed Katahdin to break the record for the fastest assisted hike of the Appalachian Trail on Sunday, July 12, 2015. I spoke today with Baxter State […]

Reflections on Scott Jurek “Shattering” the Appalachian Trail Record

Scott Jurek running up Katahdin, nearing the summit. ~ Photo from Scott's Facebook page

The euphoric highs are fading from those of us who followed Scott Jurek to the summit of Katahdin at 2 PM on Sunday, July 12, 2015, when he set the new fastest known time for thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail. Writers commenting on Scott the Ultrarunner’s victory are reaching new levels of irrational exuberance.  Many are writing that Scott […]