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Published Mar 29, 2016. The Hiker Hostel in Dahlonega, GA, is for sale. Is this your big chance to pursue a dream?

Published May 19, 2014.

Published Jul 5, 2016. Was a hiker on the Appalachian Trail near Humpback Rock in Virginia attacked by a mountain lion or are they extinct in that region?

Published Aug 4, 2016. To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, accept their Appalachian Trail Hike 100 Mile Challenge and hike 100 miles in 2016.

Published Aug 16, 2014. The United States Army Rangers training camp near Dahlonega, Georgia, is adjacent to the Appalachian Trail. Hikers are safer than they think in that area.

Published May 26, 2016. The Maine Warden Service believes the remains of missing Appalachian Trail hiker Geraldine Largay were located on October 14, 2015. Here are the details.

Published Jan 5, 2017. A proposed law would radically alter the application of the 1964 Wilderness Act by opening trails to mountain bikes -- perhaps on the Appalachian Trail.

Published Sep 21, 2015. The FBI arrested fugitive James Hammes, whose Appalachian Trail name is Bismarck, at Trail Days on charges of Wire Fraud & Money Laundering filed in 2009.

Published Sep 12, 2014. Shaw's Lodging in Monson, ME, the iconic Appalachian Trail boarding house, is for sale. The cost? Only 20% of the price of a parking space in New York City.

Published Aug 16, 2014. You can go for a walk in a mall or at a local school. You can walk the Appalachian Trail or hike the trails along the coast of the Atlantic Ocean.

Published Oct 27, 2014. Thanks to exceptional assistance from Ami Shintzky and the Mystic Lands Property Owners Association, Nantahala Forest's Winding Stairs Road is reopen.

Published Oct 22, 2014. Winter is coming to Mt. Katahdin in Maine's Baxter State Park. That means the Appalachian Trail will close for 2014. Chief Ranger Woodard tells us when.

Published Nov 25, 2016. The Chattahoochee National Forest Service has issued campfire restrictions for trails and campsites in North Georgia, effective through the end of 2016.

Published Aug 6, 2015. The Appalachian Trail Conservancy -- protectors of the AT -- and Leave No Trace, which teaches hikers & campers to "leave no trace," have a common goal.

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Published Jan 26, 2017. Bill Bryson -- the Appalachian Trail hiker and author we all love and/or hate -- will speak and/or risk his life in Frederick, MD, on March 5 +6, 2017.

Published Jan 19, 2017. Trail Mix offers facts and fun about hiking the Appalachian Trail. Keep your mind on the right track until you go hiking again ... with Trail Mix.

Published Jan 13, 2017. The generosity of retailer L.L. Bean will benefit the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, Teens to Trails, and Maine Huts and Trails in 2017, among others.

Published Jan 5, 2017. A proposed law would radically alter the application of the 1964 Wilderness Act by opening trails to mountain bikes -- perhaps on the Appalachian Trail.

Published Dec 29, 2016. We offer you this simple reading of the Christmas story from Luke chapter 2. Merry Christmas from your friends at AppalachianTrail.com! Happy New Year too!

Published Dec 21, 2016. The Appalachian Trail Conservancy strongly opposes the construction of the Mountain Valley Pipeline in Virginia and West Virginia.

Published Dec 21, 2016. The Appalachian Trail survived horrific fires and is open again from Georgia to Maine. Almost all of the burn bans have been lifted.

Published Dec 9, 2016. With sadness, anger and relief we report that two teens from Tennessee have been arrested for aggravated arson in the wildfires that raged in the region.

Published Dec 1, 2016. Federal authorities have arrested Keith Eugene Mann, of Franklin, NC, for starting two wildfires inside the Nantahala National Forest.

Published Nov 25, 2016. Please, observe the fire ban that extends along the path of the Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Virginia and in national forests nearby.

Published Nov 25, 2016. The Chattahoochee National Forest Service has issued campfire restrictions for trails and campsites in North Georgia, effective through the end of 2016.

Published Nov 16, 2016. The Nantahala Outdoor Center survived the flames of wildfires that threatened so many areas of North Carolina and Georgia along the Appalachian Trail.

Published Nov 10, 2016. On Thursday, November 10, 2016, forest service officials with the Nantahala and Pisgah National Forests implemented a total fire ban.

Published Nov 3, 2016. In Baxter State Park, the end of the Appalachian Trail, a foot of snow has fallen. However, trails to Katahdin are not absolutely closed for 2016.

Published Oct 6, 2016. The Appalachian Trail Conservancy has another creative way to promote the AT. A contest where you tell your Appalachian Trail story and maybe win a prize.

Published Sep 17, 2016. On 9-11-16, Baxter State Park posted a link to an "open letter" sent to the head of its new neighbor, Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument.

Published Aug 24, 2016. On August 24, 2016, President Obama designated newly donated land next to Maine's Baxter State Park as the "Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument."

Published Aug 23, 2016. Forest Service officials say an infestation by the emerald ash borer (EAB) is causing a decline in ash trees in North Carolina's Pisgah National Forest.

Published Aug 17, 2016. After a bear killed a hiker's dog in the park, authorities with the Shenandoah National Park are warning hikers about increased bear activity.

Published Aug 4, 2016. To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, accept their Appalachian Trail Hike 100 Mile Challenge and hike 100 miles in 2016.

Published Jul 21, 2016. Pennsylvania will allow Transcontinental Gas Pipe Company to drill a pipeline beneath the Appalachian Trail, in return for land adjacent to game lands.

Published Jul 15, 2016. The Appalachian Trail hostel in Vernon, NJ, was a ministry of The Saint Thomas Episcopal Church for many years. The church will close on October 30, 2016.

Published Jul 5, 2016. Was a hiker on the Appalachian Trail near Humpback Rock in Virginia attacked by a mountain lion or are they extinct in that region?

Published Jul 1, 2016. James T. Hammes -- "Bismarck the Embezzler" -- was sentenced to camp in a federal prison for the next eight years after being found guilty of wire fraud.

Published Jun 9, 2016. Attorneys reportedly say James T. Hammes was "on the road to redemption" on the Appalachian Trail after embezzling $8.7 million from his former employer.

Published Jun 1, 2016. Four individuals will be honored at the Appalachian Trail Hall of Fame 2016 banquet at the Allenberry Resort in Boiling Springs, PA, on June 3rd.

Published May 26, 2016. The Maine Warden Service believes the remains of missing Appalachian Trail hiker Geraldine Largay were located on October 14, 2015. Here are the details.

Published May 19, 2016. Our friends with the Maine Appalachian Trail Club just released MATC's May 2016 newsletter that includes an invitation for you to join them on the AT.

Published May 4, 2016. On May 4, 2016, SNP officials said, "The last of the trails closed by the Rocky Mountain Fire in Shenandoah National Park are now open."

Published May 4, 2016. The Forest Service says the Silver Mine Fire near Hot Springs, NC, is 100% contained. The Appalachian Trail has reopened to hikers.

Published Apr 28, 2016. The status of forest fires threatening the Appalachian Trail in North Carolina and Virginia can be checked at the government website InciWeb.

Published Apr 21, 2016. Forest fires are burning along portions of the Appalachian Trail in Tennessee, North Carolina and Virginia. Volunteers offer hikers free shuttles to safety.

Published Apr 14, 2016. An Appalachian Trail Angel had some trouble on the Trail. Her encounter shook her up and rallied her friends to her defense. Her response was perfect.

Published Mar 30, 2016. In our "everything offends everybody" society, one group wants to ban April Fool's Day news stories. Unbelievable!

Published Mar 29, 2016. The Hiker Hostel in Dahlonega, GA, is for sale. Is this your big chance to pursue a dream?

Published Mar 29, 2016. If we set our clocks AHEAD one hour on Saturday night, we will awake in the morning confused, hungry and either late or early for something.

Published Mar 29, 2016. Appalachian Trail Conservancy CEO Ron Tipton graciously responded to news of a permit to be required for some hikers in Baxter State Park.

Published Mar 29, 2016. Maine's Baxter State Park requires northbound Appalachian Trail thru-hikers to obtain an AT Long Distance Hiker Permit Card.

Published Mar 29, 2016. US Army Rangers and members of the Georgia Appalachian Trail Club joined forces to protect and preserve Hawk Mountain.

Published Mar 28, 2016. Authorities at Baxter State Park in Maine say, trails on Mt. Katahdin open this year on May 30, 2014.

Published Mar 9, 2016. Help the Roanoke Appalachian Trail Club (RATC) help maintain the AT's McAfee Knob.

Published Feb 22, 2016. Be a paid intern, hike the Appalachian Trail and work to broaden its relevancy ... with Julie Judkins? Yes, please!

Published Feb 11, 2016. Pretzel (aka Matt Mason) is an Appalachian Trail thru-hiker who shares advice to help you follow in his bootprints.

Published Feb 11, 2016. Pretzel has hiked all the famous trails and shares Pretzel Logic -- advice that Appalachian Trail thru-hikers will actually use.

Published Jan 20, 2016. Snow in Georgia Heading Up the Appalachian Trail

Published Jan 6, 2016. The Appalachian Trail Hall of Fame honors those who created and maintained their beloved Trail from Maine to Georgia

Published Dec 24, 2015. In 2015, Virginia recognized the concealed carry gun permits from 30 other states. Changes to Virginia's gun laws drops that number to five in 2016.

Published Oct 30, 2015. The Friends of Baxter State Park is asking for your photos of Katahdin that you'd like to have considered for the 2017 Baxter State Park calendar.

Published Oct 30, 2015. The Good Old Rocky Top Appalachian Trail Crew repairs and maintains 70-miles of the AT through the Great Smoky Mountain National Park.

Published Oct 28, 2015. We don't know why Daylight Saving Times ends at 2 AM on Sunday, November 1, 2015, but turning our clocks back an hour gets us an extra hour of sleep.

Published Oct 22, 2015. As of October 16, 2015, Maine's Baxter State Park is open for day-use. Weather permitting, Appalachian Trail hikers can summit Katahdin's Baxter Peak.

Published Oct 16, 2015. After 2 years, 2 months & 24 days, the remains of Geraldine "Inchworm" Largay (the hiker who vanished from the Appalachian Trail in Maine) were located.

Published Sep 24, 2015. The Appalachian Trail Conservancy has updated and redesigned its website to include more videos, photos and details of what you'll find along the Trail.

Published Sep 21, 2015. The FBI arrested fugitive James Hammes, whose Appalachian Trail name is Bismarck, at Trail Days on charges of Wire Fraud & Money Laundering filed in 2009.

Published Sep 15, 2015. The Appalachian Trail Museum in PA's Pine Grove Furnace State Park is the Louvre of Appalachian Trail artifacts and hiking gear that used by Trail pioneers.

Published Sep 9, 2015. Scott Jurek, ultramarathon hero & poster child for Bad Boys in Baxter State Park, paid a $500 fine to settle 3 citations for celebrating on Mt. Katahdin.

Published Sep 9, 2015. The Land and Water Conservation Fund will expire on September 30, 2015, unless renewed by Congress. Energy companies provide the funds for conservation.

Published Sep 1, 2015. The Appalachian Trail hiker hostel in Pennsylvania's Palmerton Borough Hall closed in early 2015, after 40 years of service to hikers in need of rest.

Published Aug 27, 2015. Our Screwy Story of the Week is from Rockaway Township, NJ, where Tim Basso made the video, "There's Bears in the Pool!" Just the PR bears have needed.

Published Aug 13, 2015. Land near Eagle Rock & Michaux State Forest have been preserved by the Conservation Fund & Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.

Published Aug 13, 2015. Fires in North Carolina's Pisgah National Forest at Bald Knob & Wolf Creek continue to burn. Smoke can be seen by hikers on the Appalachian Trail.

Published Aug 10, 2015. The Davis Conservation Fund has given a $12,000 grant to the Maine Appalachian Trail Land Trust (MATLT) for their Redington Forest Project.

Published Aug 6, 2015. The Appalachian Trail Conservancy -- protectors of the AT -- and Leave No Trace, which teaches hikers & campers to "leave no trace," have a common goal.

Published Jul 30, 2015. The Appalachian Trail Conservancy added new members to its board of directors. Meet the new ATC board here. They have a vital role in preserving the Trail.

Published Jul 30, 2015. The goals common to the Appalachian Trail Conservancy and Baxter State Park are similar but are they compatible? Can their paths merge atop Mt. Katahdin?

Published May 5, 2015. The Appalachian Trail Hall of Fame will honor four new members at a banquet to be held June 5, 2015, at the Allenberry Resort in Boiling Springs, PA.

Published Apr 27, 2015. The Campbell property, on the Appalachian Trail in Virginia, was purchased with money from the Land & Water Conservation Fund, preserving Spy Rock Overlook.

Published Apr 22, 2015. New Mexico's Rep. Jeff Steinborn proposed legislation to create the Rio Grande Trail Commission that would spread the Rio Grande Trail statewide.

Published Apr 7, 2015. Friendly volunteers are needed at the Appalachian Trail Conservancy Offices in Boiling Springs, PA. If you're a People Person, the welcome center needs you.

Published Mar 31, 2015. Rumors are swirling about news of Trail ID cards that might be issued to Appalachian Trail hikers, when Trail names are banned, to alleviate overcrowding.

Published Mar 18, 2015. Appalachian Trail shelters close in Maryland, following the death of a hiker there on March 15th due to a falling tree. The safety closures are temporary.

Published Mar 12, 2015. The Appalachian Trail Conservancy worked to prohibit a casino along the AT in the Sterling Forest. The Schaghticokes in Connecticut might want a bingo hall.

Published Mar 6, 2015. The only folks not messed up by the absurdity of Daylight Saving Time are citizens of Arizona & Hawaii; and Appalachian Trail hikers who don't wear watches.

Published Mar 3, 2015. Appalachian Trail Southern Partnership Meetings are planned for the weekend of March 27, 2015 in Arden, NV. Reps from 20+ groups will discuss AT issues.

Published Feb 19, 2015. The North Country National Scenic Trail (NCNST) Route Adjustment Act would extend the NCNST into Vermont to connect with the Appalachian Trail among others.

Published Feb 18, 2015. Interested in the 2015 2015 Wilderness Skills Institute training held in May at the Cradle of Forestry in NC? Apply by February 25th or soon afterward.

Published Jan 10, 2015. Do you know of someone who has contributed so much to the Appalachian Trail that they're worthy of induction into the Hall of Fame? If so, nominate them.

Published Jan 5, 2015. The High Point Cliffs area in the Bull Run Mountains Preserve in Virginia will be closed indefinitely as of January 15, 2015, to allow for regeneration.

Published Dec 20, 2014. Massachusetts has closed the War Memorial Tower on Mt. Greylock for repairs until August 2016. There's still plenty to enjoy atop the state's highest hill.

Published Dec 18, 2014. Kurt Repanshek originally shared news about the Delaware Water Gap gaining 350 acres of land in a settlement with power companies at National Park Traveler.

Published Dec 18, 2014. Many groups joined the National Forest Service on North Carolina's Grandfather Project, 10-year plan to preserve 40,000 acres near Grandfather Mountain.

Published Dec 11, 2014. We can't all be out hiking the Appalachian Trail all day, every day. Between hikes, wouldn't it be great to work with the Appalachian Trail Conservancy?

Published Dec 4, 2014. The sale of Appalachian Trail vanity tags -- or "Specialty License Plates" -- provides money to help fund grants to local AT trail clubs.

Published Nov 26, 2014. REI, outdoor gear & apparel retailer, gave the Appalachian Trail Conservancy $25,000 for sustainable environmental practices on the AT's southern sections.

Published Nov 6, 2014. Since opening in 2010, the Appalachian Trail Museum has displayed precious artifacts from the builders of the Trail. The AT Museum is an AT treasure house.

Published Oct 30, 2014. On 10-29-14, Appalachian Trail Conservancy Director of Marketing & Communications Javier Folgar released details of the ATC's new Five-Year Strategic Plan.

Published Oct 29, 2014. The Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) held a membership drive in Atlanta on 10-25-14. They showed the film: The Appalachian Trail: An American Legacy.

Published Oct 28, 2014. If you're going to write a bogus article for the Internet, use an outrageous headline. For example, "77 Good Reasons Why Daylight Saving Time Ends 11-2-14."

Published Oct 27, 2014. The Appalachian Trail Conservancy's Morgan Sommerville & the Carolina Mountain Club are against a proposed cell tower near NC's Madison and Yancey Counties.

Published Oct 27, 2014. Thanks to exceptional assistance from Ami Shintzky and the Mystic Lands Property Owners Association, Nantahala Forest's Winding Stairs Road is reopen.

Published Oct 22, 2014. Winter is coming to Mt. Katahdin in Maine's Baxter State Park. That means the Appalachian Trail will close for 2014. Chief Ranger Woodard tells us when.

Published Oct 16, 2014. Been everywhere & done everything? Bet you haven't met an astronaut! Watch an AT movie & hear an astronaut at this Appalachian Trail Conservancy Fundraiser.

Published Oct 8, 2014. The Appalachian Long Distance Hikers Association brings hikers from every hilltop & valley to its annual Gathering in Williamston, MA, October 10-13, 2014.

Published Sep 18, 2014. The US Forest Service says the Island Creek Forest Walk trail in Croatan National Forest was damaged by illegal use from mountain bikers and horseback riders

Published Sep 17, 2014. The trail to Hawk Rock, near Duncannon, PA, and the iconic rock itself were defaced by graffiti ... until if was removed by DATC volunteers.

Published Sep 12, 2014. Shaw's Lodging in Monson, ME, the iconic Appalachian Trail boarding house, is for sale. The cost? Only 20% of the price of a parking space in New York City.

Published Sep 10, 2014. A meeting about the Land & Resource Management Plan for the Uwharrie National Forest's designated non-motorized and motorized trails takes place on 9-18-14.

Published Sep 10, 2014. We regret to inform you of the death of marathon runner Chad Denning who collapsed and died while running on the Appalachian Trail in New Hampshire.

Published Sep 4, 2014. Opposition is growing against the casino that investors want to build in New York's Sterling Forest State Park, site of the Appalachian Trail.

Published Sep 3, 2014. There are smart ways to express love and there are stupid ways to express love. One very stupid way is to paint graffiti on Pennsylvania's Hawk Rock.

Published Aug 28, 2014. The Lake Champlain International Film Festival seeks all types of film categories, from Appalachian Trail films to short features on any subject.

Published Aug 26, 2014. Keep your ear to the ground on the Appalachian Trail & two things will happen: you'll love the cool stuff heard along the way ... and you'll get stepped on.

Published Aug 20, 2014. It's crunch time for thru-hikers headed to Mt. Katahdin, according to the latest Appalachian Trail news. But there's more to tell ...

Published Aug 18, 2014. Joe "String Bean" McConaughy broke the record for the fastest supported hike of the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) in 53 days, 6 hours & 37 minutes.

Published Aug 16, 2014. Our Appalachian Trail News Headlines makes mountains out of little stories that might otherwise go unnoticed. Please pass along your favorites.

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Published Aug 16, 2014. We're happy to let you know the Appalachian Trail Museum reopens March 29, 2014 for another season of displaying memorabilia, hosting seminars and more.

Published Aug 16, 2014. The United States Army Rangers training camp near Dahlonega, Georgia, is adjacent to the Appalachian Trail. Hikers are safer than they think in that area.

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Published Aug 16, 2014. Names of the 2014 Class of inductees to the A.T. Hall of Fame have been announced.

Published Aug 16, 2014. Would you answer an ad that says: Trail Volunteers Needed? If so, have we got a deal for you! The Appalachian Trail could use your help.

Published Aug 16, 2014. Maine's Baxter State Park closed Abol Trail for the rest of 2014. The Appalachian Trail to the top of Mount Katahdin remains open.

Published Aug 16, 2014. Shelters in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park have been closed due to aggressive bears in the area.

Published Aug 16, 2014. Have you seen the video of a bear chasing hikers in Canada? The bear wouldn't back down. Not even "for the buffaloes."

Published Aug 16, 2014. The weather for Delaware Water Gap, PA's Appalachian Trail Community celebration has a chance of showers, but everything in life has a chance of showers.

Published Aug 16, 2014. Ditch your video games and be a real hero! Join the battle to fight alien invaders on the Appalachian Trail! Come zap invasive plants on July 12, 2014.

Published Aug 16, 2014. You can go for a walk in a mall or at a local school. You can walk the Appalachian Trail or hike the trails along the coast of the Atlantic Ocean.

Published Aug 16, 2014. A hiker from Maine was arrested for an alleged crime on the Appalachian Trail. One man threatened another hiker following an argument over a cell phone.

Published Aug 5, 2014. News doesn't have to be earth-shaking to be listed in our Appalachian Trail news headlines, but our goal is to include stories you will find interesting.

Published Jul 17, 2014. Authorities with the US Forest Service in North Carolina say an escaped felon was seen near Jackrabbit Recreation Area. Portions of the park are closed.

Published Jul 5, 2014. Forest Service officials in North Carolina are shutting down campgrounds in the Croatan National Forest on July 3rd due to impending Tropical Storm Arthur.

Published Jun 24, 2014. The Forest Service plans a prescribed burn in Croatan National Forest of 567 acres to help prevent forest fires. Really.

Published Jun 22, 2014. The Appalachian Trail weather forecast calls for showers in Duncannon, PA, this weekend. Perfect weather for their Appalachian Trail Festival!

Published Jun 20, 2014. Previously closed roads and trails in the Pisgah National Forest are open once again.

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