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WEDNESDAY, AUG. 27, 2014

Hiking trail record breaker speaks at library tonight

HIKING -- A world-class hiker who's put her pen where her feet were is giving a program about her latest book TONIGHT, 7:30 p.m. at the Moran Prairie Library. Jennifer Pharr Davis first hiked the 2,181-mile Appalachian Trail as a 21-year-old college graduate, all on...

THURSDAY, SEPT. 19, 2013

Girl, 13, youngest to complete triple crown of long-distance hiking

HIKING – Reed “Sunshine” Gjonnes, 13, hiking with her father, Eric “Balls” Gjonnes, has become the youngest person to complete the triple crown of long-distance hiking. The pair from Salem, Ore., through-hiked the 2,652 mile Pacific Crest Trail in 2011, the 2,181 mile Appalachian Trail...

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 14, 2012

Appalachian Trail proposal seeks link to Gulf of Mexico

HIKING -- A proposed extension of the Appalachian Trail could add add a few hundred miles of foot trail -- and possibly a canoeing option -- to link the trail all the way south to the Gulf of Mexico. The nonprofit organization Trust for Public...

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 3, 2011

Woman breaks Appalachian Trail speed-hiking record

HIKING -- Striding along at a rate of nearly two marathons A DAY, Jennifer Pharr Davis has set an unofficial record for the fastest assisted hike of the entire Appalachian Trail from Mount Katahdin in Maine to Springer Mountain in Georgia. She saw 36 bears,...

SUNDAY, JULY 17, 2011

Woman hot-footing toward speed record on Appalachian Trail

BACKPACKING -- Ultra hiking specialist Jennifer Pharr Davis of North Carolina is trying to break her own speed record of 57 days, 8 hours, 35 minutes as she attempts to go from Maine to Georgia on the 2,181-mile Appalachian Trail. Davis, who began her supported...

THURSDAY, JUNE 30, 2011

Long-distance lady finds life lessons on trail

BACKPACKING -- Women (especially) looking for hiking inspiration can score big with a book by an iron-woman who worked her way up the hiking status ranks before setting the supported Appalachian Trail women's record of 57 days to cover 2,175 miles. That's a brisk average...

FRIDAY, MARCH 18, 2011

Appalachian Trail: End-to-end in five minutes

Green Tunnel from Kevin Gallagher on Vimeo. HIKING - Under the trail name "Fester," Virginia hiker Kevin Gallagher hiked the 2,200 miles of the Appalachian Trail. Then he compiled some 4,000 photos into a stop-motion video called Green Tunnel, which gives a view of the...

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Rich Landers writes and photographs stories for a wide range of outdoors coverage, including a Sunday feature section and a Thursday column. He also writes the Outdoors Blog.


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