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Missing Hiker Geraldine Largay’s Official Medical Examiner Report

Sunset on the Appalachian Trail in Maine. ~~ Photograph by Robert Sutherland

Read the State of Maine’s Medical Examiner’s report of the death of Geraldine Largay here.

Early Bird Hikers Get the Snow on the Appalachian Trail

Springer Mountain ~ Courtesy of Hiker Hostel

The early bird gets the worm.  The second mouse gets the cheese.  Folks who hike in winter get the snow on the Appalachian Trail. If you’re prepared, hiking in the glorious solitude of winter can be breathtaking.  If you’re not prepared, it can be life-threatening. Facebook posts about newbies hitting the Trail in the winter are […]

Voluntary Thru-Hiker Registration (or How to Herd Hiking Cats)

Happy Hikers at Fontana Dam ~~ Robert Sutherland

What do Leap Day and March 15th have in common? They’re popular days to begin Appalachian Trail thru-hikes, according to the Appalachian Trail Conservancy’s 2016 thru-hiker registration charts.