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    More On: appalachian trail Appalachian Trail thru-hikers won’t be recognized this year over coronavirus concerns Dream job alert: Brewery hiring a chief hiking officer Brewery wants to pay someone to hike Appalachian Trail while drinking ‘Expert’ hiker found dead on Appalachian Trail In the spring of 1955, Emma “Grandma” Gatewood, 67, left her house...
    BOONSBORO, Md. (WJZ) — The bodies of a Frederick father and his 2-year-old son were found along the Appalachian Trail in Washington County early Friday morning in what Maryland State Police are investigating as a murder-suicide. Police have identified the father as 34-year-old Sean Thomson. He and his son were pronounced dead at the scene....
    Police in Pennsylvania on Sunday were still looking for missing hiker John Dunnam. Dunnam, 57, was last seen Tuesday in a section of the Appalachian Trail, PA State Police say. Particularly, Dunnam was near Chimney Rocks between the Deer Lick Shelter and the Rocky Mountain shelters when he was last seen, authorities said. He was wearing...
    The Appalachian Trail is pictured on August 28, 2011. Buyenlarge/Carol M. Highsmith via Getty Images A man who killed a hiker with a machete has been found not guilty by reason of insanity. The grisly Appalachian Trail attack made headlines in 2019 after a victim survived by playing dead. James Jordan, 32, will...
    (CNN)For years, Dan Schoenthal had in the back of his mind that he wanted to hike the Appalachian Trail. That goal took on a new sense of urgency after he was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 2015.He hiked part of the 2,200-mile trail last year, just to see whether he could do it -- and...
    BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A committee pushing for Bennington to become one of 48 Appalachian Trail communities is planning a virtual designation ceremony for the town in early June. Bennington learned last fall that its application to be a designated Appalachian trail community was approved. The town will now be listed on the website of...
      Meredith “Sunny” Eberhart has set out to be the oldest person to hike the Appalachian Trail. The Appalachian Trail is 2,200 miles. Sunny started in Alabama at the southern terminus of the Pinhoti Trail, adding about 400 miles to his trip. This is Sunny’s...
    ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Developers of the Mountain Valley Pipeline have awarded nearly half a million dollars in grants to promote conservation and recreation along parts of the Appalachian Trail. The Roanoke Times reported Sunday that the money came from a $19.5 million pledge by the developer of the natural gas pipeline that is being...
    BIG ISLAND, Va. (AP) — Two separate hikers braving the icy conditions fell while traveling along the Appalachian Trail in Virginia and were rescued Saturday, officials said. The longer rescue took approximately nine hours and happened on the trail near Big Island and the James River Foot Bridge in Bedford County. A Facebook post from...
    DAMASCUS, Va. (AP) — Despite a COVID-19-related warning to stay off the Appalachian Trail, some leaders in this “Town of Many Trails” are still hoping to hold an annual three-day festival this spring. “As it stands now, we are planning Trail Days as if it were going to happen in May,” Trail Days Chairwoman Susan...
    If you’re thinking about thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail this year, you might want to think again.  The Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) is discouraging people from attempting to hike the entire 2,190-mile trail — called thru-hiking — and has said it will not recognize attempted thru-hikes until the coronavirus pandemic is “under control.”  The group — which manages the multi-state trail...
    Originally Published by: Over half of worlds pilots are not currently flying, study says Montana hunting permits may be issued once in a lifetime, new bill proposes Appalachian Trail thru-hikers wont be recognized this year over coronavirus concerns If you’re thinking about thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail...
    If you’re thinking about thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail this year, you might want to think again.  The Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) is discouraging people from attempting to hike the entire 2,190-mile trail -- called thru-hiking -- and has said it will not recognize attempted thru-hikes until the coronavirus pandemic is "under control."  The group --...
    (CNN)For those who have hiking the Appalachian Trail (AT) on their bucket list for the year, Covid-19 may prove to be an unexpected complication. The Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC), the organization responsible for managing and protecting the famous trail, is advising all long-distance hikers wanting to try their hand at completing the full trail or...
    ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — A coalition of conservation groups has purchased nearly 600 acres of land in Virginia intended to protect the scenic vistas from one of the most popular spots on the Appalachian Trail. The Appalachian Trail Conservancy, The Conservation Fund and the Roanoke Appalachian Trail Club announced the acquisition Tuesday, the Roanoke Times...
    STAMFORD, Connecticut (WABC) -- For 10 years, Arun Sinha was obsessed with his personal goal of climbing Mount Everest."I ate, drank, slept, talked about it, read about it," he said.Sinha, of Stamford, was 56 and ready to go in 2018, only needing a doctor to sign off. And he thought he was healthy, because every...
    Bennington, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont town's application to be a designated Appalachian trail community was approved, which could mean more hikers and visitors. Bennington will now be listed on the website of the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, will host a summer gathering to promote the trail each year and post signage about services available to...
    As a 30-year-old nurse who works with terminally ill patients, Julia (who prefers to remain anonymous) asked herself one day what she would be proud of doing if she too were given a diagnosis of only six months to live. Shortly after, she left Pittsburgh to start hiking the 2,190-mile Appalachian Trail—a highly coveted peacock...
    This weekend, Greg Buzulencia of Beacon and his running partner, Benno Rawlinson of Westfield, New Jersey, will attempt to set a record by covering all 88.4 miles of the New York section of the Appalachian Trail, nonstop. It’s a challenging, historic and inspiring undertaking — the men hope to raise awareness of domestic violence as...
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Massachusetts man charged with killing an Appalachian Trail hiker and attacking another with a hunting knife in Virginia plans to use an insanity defense at his trial. James Jordan of West Yarmouth, Massachusetts, is scheduled to go on trial in January in the 2019 killing of Ronald Sanchez Jr., 43,...
    By DENISE LAVOIE, AP Legal Affairs Writer RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Massachusetts man charged with killing an Appalachian Trail hiker and attacking another with a hunting knife in Virginia plans to use an insanity defense at his trial. James Jordan of West Yarmouth, Massachusetts, is scheduled to go on trial in January in the...
    Two hikers defied lockdown to become the first to complete the Appalachian Trail in 2020 amid the coronavirus pandemic - but are blasted for putting their 'personal needs before' everyone else.  Andrew Underwood, 38, and Douglas Stevenson, 19, separately completed the iconic 2,200 mile trail across eastern America as they admitted to refusing to comply with...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court sided with energy companies and the Trump administration Monday in reinstating a critical permit for a proposed natural gas pipeline that would cross under the Appalachian Trail. The justices ruled 7-2 to throw out a lower court ruling that had canceled the permit for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. It...
    ABINGDON, Va. (AP) — A Massachusetts man accused of killing an Appalachian Trail hiker and attacking another with a machete in Virginia last year has been declared competent to stand trial. The Bristol Herald Courier reports that U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge Pamela Sargent reviewed the finding of mental health evaluators and ruled Thursday that...
    There’s nothing like getting drunk and going on a hike… wait, what? A brewing company in Virginia is offering to sponsor one lucky fan to become its “Chief Hiking Officer.” This position will include hiking the Appalachian Trail, which runs from Georgia to Maine. Also, the CHO will attend several “beer parties” along the way,...
    There’s nothing like getting drunk and going on a hike… wait, what? A brewing company in Virginia is offering to sponsor one lucky fan to become its “Chief Hiking Officer.” This position will include hiking the Appalachian Trail, which runs from Georgia to Maine. Also, the CHO will attend several “beer parties” along the way because...
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