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Hiker recalls harrowing week in Montana-Idaho wilderness

Aug. 19, 2019 3:50 PM EDT

FLORENCE, Mont. (AP) — A Utah man said he ate berries and bugs to survive for nearly a week while lost in wilderness along the Idaho-Montana border. Kaden Laga, 25, is about to become a father and told himself he had to survive and make it home to his pregnant wife no matter what, he told Salt Lake City...

Body of French hiker in Italy found after 9 days

Aug. 19, 2019 9:30 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — Italian mountain rescue squads have recovered the body of a French hiker who had fallen into a ravine and called for help 10 days earlier. On Sunday, searchers found Simon Gautier's body after spotting his backpack. His body was retrieved Monday in the Cilento area of southern Italy. The hiker,...

Emotional highs, lows mark hiker's record-setting project

Aug. 18, 2019 1:50 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — While setting a speed record for New Hampshire hiking, Philip Carcia was sometimes struck with a sort of reverse déjà vu. Halfway through a hike, he'd question whether he had completed an earlier one on his list. "I'd get fanatical about checking that I had been to peaks," he...

Joseph White, former AP sports writer, dies at 56

Aug. 11, 2019 3:59 PM EDT

STAUNTON, Va. (AP) — Joseph White, known for finding unique ways to write about sports and other topics during an award-winning career at The Associated Press, has died at age 56. White died Saturday, according to Jonathan Hines of the Coffman Funeral Home in Staunton, Virginia, where White was enjoying a...

Adidas' Greg Thomsen talks outdoors

Aug. 4, 2019 1:51 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — When 40-year outdoor industry veteran Greg Thomsen launched Adidas's U.S. outdoors business back in 2010, he faced some big challenges. The outdoors market was overcrowded, and retailers were skeptical of the German company's youthful, brightly colored designs that contrasted with the muted...

Newlywed dies in river near bus seen in 'Into the Wild'

Aug. 1, 2019 8:12 PM EDT

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — A newlywed said he frantically tried but failed to save his wife as she struggled to cross a raging river near a bus in the Alaska wilderness made famous by the movie "Into the Wild." Piotr Markielau told the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner in an email Tuesday that he and 24-year-old...

County explores drone to carry vote tallies from tribal land

Jul. 31, 2019 9:18 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Officials in an Arizona county hope to use a drone to make it easier to get vote tallies from tribal land deep within the Grand Canyon during next year's election. Voting machines on the Havasupai reservation have sent tallies electronically in recent years. But new equipment is...

Woman dies in Alaska trying to reach famed bus from book

Jul. 27, 2019 12:42 AM EDT

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — A newlywed woman from Belarus who was swept away by a river in Alaska was trying to reach an abandoned bus made famous by the book and film "Into the Wild." Veramika Maikamava, 24, and her husband, Piotr Markielau, also 24, on Thursday were heading for the bus where hiker...

73-year-old, his dogs rescued after 4 days in remote Oregon

Jul. 25, 2019 6:33 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A 73-year-old man who was stranded in the remote Oregon high desert for four days with his two dogs was rescued when a long-distance mountain biker discovered him near death on a dirt road, authorities said Thursday. Gregory Randolph had hiked about 14 miles (22.5 kilometers) with one...

Volunteers seek last survivors of devastating bat disease

Jul. 6, 2019 3:06 AM EDT

HOLTWOOD, Pa. (AP) — Hiking through the deep River Hills ravine of Kelly's Run Nature Preserve in southern Lancaster County is not a walk in the park at any time. There are rock-hopping stream crossings, wet, mossy rocks to scramble over, and steep trails etched onto slopes. Then imagine picking your way...