Latest Hiking News

Hikers with heat-related issues rescued off Phoenix mountain

Jun. 23, 2022 21:04 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Firefighters rescued eight hikers off Phoenix’s Camelback Mountain who were suffering from heat-related issues in triple-digit weather. They say a 50-year-old woman, a 42-year-old woman and a 24-year-old man were assisted off the Echo Canyon trail Thursday and...

Southern NJ forest fire is mostly contained; no injuries

Jun. 21, 2022 16:25 PM EDT

A forest fire burning in southern New Jersey was 95% contained as of late afternoon Tuesday, and firefighters were confident it would not spread beyond perimeter lines they had created. The fire in Wharton State Forest is believed to have been caused by an illegal, unattended...

Mountain hiker dies after rescue in snow, 80 mph wind gusts

Jun. 20, 2022 08:30 AM EDT

LANCASTER, N.H. (AP) — A hiker who was suffering from severe hypothermia on a New Hampshire trail near Mt. Washington died at a hospital hours after rescuers faced driving rain, blowing snow, and winds gusting to over 80 mph to reach him, conservation officers said. The hiker was...

Tennessee woman dies after fall into river at Grand Canyon

Jun. 13, 2022 15:43 PM EDT

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — A Tennessee woman has died after at Grand Canyon National Park after falling into the water and getting caught by the Colorado River’s swift current, authorities said Monday. Park officials said 47-year-old Sheetal Patel was cooling off...

Joshua Tree park closes trail so bighorn sheep can get water

Jun. 07, 2022 15:22 PM EDT

JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — A popular hiking trail to an oasis in Joshua Tree National Park has been temporarily closed so bighorn sheep can get undisturbed access to water. “The park is under extreme drought conditions and herds in the area are increasingly reliant...

143 sheep killed fleeing from wolves in southwestern Idaho

Jun. 02, 2022 20:34 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An attack by two wolves panicked a flock of sheep and 143 died after they ran into a steep gully where they were crushed and suffocated, Idaho wildlife officials said Thursday. The Idaho Department of Fish and Game and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s...

Tennessee State Parks to host National Trails Day hikes

Jun. 01, 2022 04:10 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee will celebrate National Trails Day by offering free guided hikes at all 56 state parks starting this weekend. According to a news release, the events come as Tennessee's state parks agency will celebrate its 85th anniversary. ...

1 hiker dead, 1 hurt after waves inundate California trail

May. 31, 2022 16:59 PM EDT

A hiker in Northern California died after being swept into the Pacific Ocean by huge waves that inundated a seaside trail and another hiker who rushed into the water to attempt a rescue was hospitalized, authorities said. Rescue crews sent Sunday afternoon to the Lost Coast Trail...

Wildlife education center opens with guided hikes, exhibits

May. 30, 2022 14:22 PM EDT

ALUM CREEK, W.Va. (AP) — Guided hikes, exhibits and interactive programming will greet guests during the grand opening of the Claudia L. Workman Wildlife Education Center, officials said. The event on June 4 is being hosted by the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources and the...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

May. 02, 2022 12:14 PM EDT

Cleveland Plain Dealer. April 29, 2022. Editorial: Don’t be deterred from voting in Tuesday’s election by confusion, partisan sniping Yes, Ohio’s 2022 primary is a mess. The constitutionality of the congressional map guiding the May 3 primary U.S. House contests...