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Fog sits in a valley near Olympic National Park's High Divide Trail, with glaciated peaks in the background (Associated Press)

Olympic Wilderness re-named for Sen. Dan Evans 

PUBLIC LANDS – Congress has approved a bill that will rename the Olympic Wilderness within Olympic National Park in honor of former Washington Governor and U.S. Senator Dan Evans. The legislation will rename the Olympic Wilderness within Olympic National Park as the “Daniel J. Evans...

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Official searches have been called off for a hiker missing on the Pacific Crest Trail since Oct. 12.

Hope not lost for finding missing PCT hiker

HIKING -- Official search and rescue efforts have been suspended for Kris Fowler, a Pacific Crest Trail thru hiker who's been missing in the Washington portion of the 2,660-mile trail since Oct. 12. But family and friends continue to hold hope that adventurers or hunters...

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Karl Meltzer arrives at the finish area to break the record for running the length of the Appalachian Trail on Sept. 18, 2016. (Carl Rosen / Red Bull Content Pool)

Appalachian Trail speed record set by ultrarunner

TRAILS -- On Sept. 18, at 3:38 a.m., professional ultrarunner Karl “Speedgoat” Meltzer, 48, emerged from the Appalachian Trail’s southern terminus at Springer Mountain, Ga., to set an Appalachian Trail supported thru-hike speed record of 45 days 22 hours and 38 minutes. Meltzer started his supported...

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