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Doomed Appalachian Trail hiker’s decision to stay put was the right one – at first

An Appalachian Trail hiker who died after getting lost in the woods of Maine did the right thing by setting up camp to wait for help, officials say. But the …

Missing hiker found dead last year kept journal of ordeal

An Appalachian Trail hiker whose remains were discovered last year survived at least 26 days after getting lost and kept a journal of her ordeal, according to investigatory documents.

Out & About: Seattle’s Heather ‘Anish’ Anderson breaks Appalachian Trail hiking record

OUTDONE – A Seattle woman, 34, has set an unsupported speed record for hiking the 2,189-mile Appalachian Trail through 14 states from Maine to Georgia in 54 days, 7 hours …

Appalachian Trail suffers from popularity as Hollywood promotes hiking

When Jackson Spencer set out to tackle the Appalachian Trail, he anticipated the solitude that only wilderness can bring – not a rolling, monthslong frat party. Shelters where he thought …

Long-distance relationship: Sandpoint couple scores backpacking Triple Crown

After enduring six months backpacking the Appalachian Trail, Phil Hough and Deb Hunsicker were pretty sure their relationship was good for the long haul. They confirmed they could go the …

North Idaho hikers find peak place close to home

The Scotchman Peaks area northeast of Lake Pend Oreille is a roadless area the Sandpoint couple prizes. For seven years, Hough and Hunsicker have been leaders in Friends of the …

Backpackers gear down for long distance hikes

Phil Hough and Deb Hunsicker have winnowed their long-distance hiking gear to a base weight (sans food and water) of 15-19 pounds, depending on how many luxuries they bring, such …

Ultra hiker Davis logs 50-mile days

As Jennifer Pharr Davis makes her way though Maryland on the Appalachian Trail this summer, don’t blink or you’ll miss her. The North Carolina hiking specialist is trying to break …