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Man Hikes Appalachian Trail to Raise Money for Haiti

February 16, 2011, 12:49 pm
Ever think about hiking the Appalachian Trail or the Pacific Crest Trail? Well, numerous hikers are now doing it for a good cause. Richie Tice set out on the 2,179 mile Appalachian Trail to raise money for Haiti. Tice completed the journey in six months, leaving Georgia in April and arriving ...

Think Quick! Appalachian Trail Quiz

June 24, 2010, 9:55 am
How many states does the Appalachian Trail cross? Know the answer? Submit it in the comments section below! We'll choose one correct answerer at random to receive a free pair of Leki custom hiking poles! Hint: Check out our Appalachian Trail page, especially our news stories, for ...

The Appalachian Trail: A Path to Adventures Large and Small

June 24, 2010, 9:20 am
The idea for a trail that spanned the Appalachian Mountains is not new, in fact, it was first proposed by conservationist Benton MacKaye in 1921. After a year of lobbying for its creation MacKaye and supporters were able to round up enough volunteers to blaze the trail from Maine ...

West Virginia unveils Appalachian Trail improvements

June 3, 2009, 7:51 am
West Virginia's section of the Appalachian Trail has a new look, and the public can check out the changes.Saturday is National Trails Day, and the Appalachian Trail Conference will celebrate with a short hike and other activities leading to an official June 11 dedication.Improvements include a two-block relocation of ...