Published Aug 20, 2014
Been a pretty busy week for the latest Appalachian Trail news. Tis the season to be summiting Mt. Katahdin and there are still two more Appalachian Trail Communities -- in Rangeley and Millinocket, Maine -- that plan celebrations for thru-hikers in the next several weeks.
It's an emotional moment when thru-hikers summit Mt. Katahdin in Maine to complete their adventure on the Appalachian Trail. Everyone celebrates in their own way.
Some actually bring a band. Honest.
The 3rd annual Rangeley, Maine, Trail Town Festival, kicks off on Saturday, August 30th at Haley Pond Park on Pond Street.
Rangeley is an official Appalachian Trail community with hundreds of miles of trails for hiking, walking, mountain biking, ATV-ing, and in winter: snowmobiling, downhill skiing, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.
The live music and displays are fun, but my favorite part was the thru-hikers' reunion and ice-cream eating contest.
It's a bit early for those of us fortunate to live in Georgia, but the Appalachian Mountain Club in already thinking "autumn."
Here's a list of 10 hikes on 4,000 foot peaks that are perfect for leaf peeping.
Our favorite blog this week was posted by Carly Moree. Her story on Unknown Parts: Examining Gender and the Fear of Solitude was intimate, honest and touching. Men and women can learn from Carly's insightful writing.
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