Latest Hiking News

Bennington wins Appalachian Trail community designation

Oct. 20, 2020 4:58 PM EDT

BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont town's application to be a designated Appalachian trail community was approved, which could mean more hikers and visitors. Bennington will now be listed on the website of the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, will host a summer gathering to promote the trail each year and...

New Hampshire officers help 5 hikers on mountain trail

Oct. 19, 2020 8:41 AM EDT

BEAN'S PURCHASE, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire Department of Fish and Game says five hikers were helped off the Black Angel Trail after the group activated an emergency beacon and called 911. The hikers called for help Sunday after one member of the party began to experience signs of possible cold weather...

Artist Rob Mullen walks down Long Trail, the country's oldest long distance trail, in Manchester, Vt., on Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020. Mullen was nearing the end of his 272-mile month-long hike down the length of Vermont, painting along the way. (AP Photo/Lisa Rathke)

Artist hikes length of Vermont, painting along the way

Oct. 17, 2020 1:13 PM EDT

MANCHESTER, Vt. (AP) — After hiking over 200 miles (320 kilometers) on the country's oldest long-distance trail, Rob Mullen had just 3 miles (5 kilometers) to go in the rain to meet up with his wife and father for a break. He kept dry with his foul weather gear as he walked down the trail with a backdrop...

Authorities: Hiker dies in fall at Georgia's Yonah Mountain

Oct. 13, 2020 5:32 PM EDT

CLEVELAND, Ga. (AP) — A woman hiking at Yonah Mountain in Georgia fell near a trail and died Tuesday, according to emergency officials. Authorities responded to the Yonah Mountain Trailhead in north Georgia at around 10:30 a.m., where a female hiker had fallen from the rock face, news outlets quoted White...

Jacob Glissmeyer, right, of Hoback, Wyo., searches for mountain goats high in the Teton Range in Grand Teton National Park, Wyo., in September, 2020. The National Park Service allowed qualified volunteers to help cull the non-native mountain goat population, which is threatening the survival of a dwindling population of bighorn sheep. (Ryan Dorgan/Jackson Hole News & Guide via AP)

Teton goat shoot a physical challenge but success reported

Oct. 11, 2020 10:10 AM EDT

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — “Mountaineering with a rifle” is how Taylor Glenn summed up his first few hours of pursuing mountain goats in Grand Teton National Park. The morning of Sept. 23, Glenn was soft-spoken and bummed out, having just descended a steep scree slope below Symmetry Spire after an...

Peter Weinberger, 33, of Massachusetts, and Sarah Williams, 29, of Kalispell, Mont., walk north along Camas Creek Road in Glacier National Park, Mont., on Sept. 23, 2020, during the last leg of their journey on the Continental Divide Trail. The route leads from the Mexican border to the Canadian Border. (Hunter D'Antuono/Flathead Beacon via AP)

Kalispell woman hikes Continental Divide Trail in 5 months

Oct. 11, 2020 8:10 AM EDT

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — Sarah “Princess” Williams can count the number of showers she’s taken since April on her fingers, toes and two trekking poles. “In Missoula I took two,” she recalled fondly while walking down Camas Road on the edge of Glacier National Park in late...

NH authorities warn hikers to be extra careful this weekend

Oct. 10, 2020 10:29 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire authorities are warning hikers to be extra careful this weekend. The state Fish and Game Department says this is the busiest weekend of the fall hiking season for both expert trekkers and casual leaf peepers. With a surge of hikers of all skill levels hitting the trail,...

Hiker found dead on Katahdin a day after another hiker died

Oct. 9, 2020 2:25 PM EDT

MILLINOCKET, Maine (AP) — The body of an unidentified hiker was found at the summit of Mount Katahdin, the second death in two days, Maine officials said. The hiker, a man, was found dead Thursday morning, Baxter State Park said. It was not immediately clear what caused his death. On Wednesday, Donald...

Sheriff: Busiest year ever for volunteer search, rescue team

Oct. 7, 2020 4:12 PM EDT

GRANITE FALLS, Wash. (AP) — Snohomish County search and rescue crews came to the aid of two hikers over the weekend in what the county sheriff's office says has been the busiest year ever recorded for the volunteer search and rescue team. The Daily Herald reports by the end of Labor Day weekend the search...

Hiker found dead in North Cascades identified

Sep. 29, 2020 6:51 PM EDT

DARRINGTON, Wash. (AP) — Adam L. Johnson, 29, of Anacortes died Saturday while hiking Vesper Peak in the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, the Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office announced Tuesday. The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue team found Johnson’s...