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Fun and work on the Appalachian Trail

MONSON, Maine – National Trails Day will be celebrated on Saturday, June 2, with the Maine Appalachian Trail Club, for a day of trail work and a weekend of fun. Volunteers are asked to bring appropriate clothing, snacks and beverages. Free tent camping is available in Monson. A community potluck …

Family hikes Appalachian Trail

MILLINOCKET – The Witchers are finished walking. Homer and Therese Witcher and their children, 11-year-old Taylor and 8-year-old Bennett, reached the northern terminus of the Appalachian Trail, high atop Maine’s Mount Katahdin. In reaching the 5,287-foot summit of Katahdin, the Daleville, Va., family accomplished their goal of hiking the entire …
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Appalachian Trail in Maine

HOLDEN, Maine — Join author, David B. Field, a retired University of Maine professor of Forest Resources, discuss and sign copies of his new book, Along Maine’s Appalachian Trial at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 29, at Fields Pond Audubon Center. The program is co-sponsored by the AMC Maine Chapter. Admission …

Appalachian Trail to be rerouted on Quimby land

Ever since natural cosmetics millionaire Roxanne Quimby started buying up land in rural Maine, local people have wondered about her intentions for the forestland’s future. Now, at least one answer has been provided: Quimby has agreed to reroute a portion of the International Appalachian Trail through her properties in T5 …

Appalachian Trail group names board

HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. – Fifteen people have been elected to the board of managers for the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, the group that helps maintain the 2,174 miles of trail from Maine to Georgia. The organization changed its name from the Appalachian Trail Conference on July 4 to better reflect its …

Hiker breaks nose on Appalachian Trail

MONSON – An unidentified hiker fell and suffered a broken nose while hiking the Appalachian Trail on Friday morning, a dispatcher at the Piscataquis County dispatch center said. The hiker was on the trail about three miles off Route 15 when the accident occurred about 10:25 a.m. He happened to …

Appalachian Trail in Maine focus of talk

CAMDEN — Dr. David Field of the Appalachian Trail Club will give a presentation, “Through Time and Nature Along Maine’s Appalachian Trail,” at noon Tuesday, March 15, at Merryspring Nature Center. This pictorial journey will start in the southern corridors of the Appalachian Trail in Maine and move northward. Field …
Elias Hershbine of Exeter kisses Cindy Koscielny of Dexter on Webster Cliff in New Hampshire in September 24, 2011, the day Hershbine proposed to Koscielny.

Mainers find love on the Appalachian Trail

Phantom and Blush settled down for their daily picnic beside the white-blazed Appalachian Trail in New Jersey. Without a care, they kicked off their boots and spread out a meal in the middle of the forest. In the racket of chipmunk and squirrels, a loud rustle in the underbrush caused …
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Trailblazers, Albert H. Jackman, Myron H. Avery and J. Frank Schairer on Katahdin's summit, August 19, 1933

How the Appalachian Trail Came to Maine

ORONO, Maine — True or False? The Appalachian Trail is Maine’s second national park. True! And one more: The trail almost ended in New Hampshire. True again. Dave Field, author, Appalachian Trail historian and longtime member of the Maine Appalachian Trail Club, will share his unique insight about how the Appalachian …
Mixed-age forest along the Appalachian Trail.

Hat, coins, foam seat, my hiking buddy: What the Appalachian Trail has given and taken

The first thing the trail took from me was my bright orange Black Bear hat. I lost it the second day on the trail. It was going to be my signature hat.  I have been a recipient of serendipitous items from the trail several times. The main thing I continue …
Hiker Steve Clendenning pauses on Mount Katahdin to enjoy the view during his 2,185-mile hike of the Appalachian Trail.

Walking off their wars: Combat veterans through-hike the Appalachian Trail

MILLINOCKET | Kevin Reed once thought of himself as shy. His fear of rejection, he says, sat him back on his heels. He made you come to him, and when you did, he’d make sure you knew whenever he felt slighted. About anything. His relationships were messy — divorce, …

Appalachian Trail hiker travels barefoot

BOILING SPRINGS, Pa. – More than 500 people hike the entire Appalachian Trail, which runs from Maine to Georgia, each year. Ron Zaleski has been trying to accomplish the feat barefoot. His goal is to bring attention to the need for combat veterans to receive counseling. “In the beginning I …

Appalachian Trail group changes name

HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. – The group devoted to maintaining the 2,174 miles of the Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine has chosen a new name to better reflect its mission. On July 4, 2005, the Appalachian Trail Conference will become the Appalachian Trail Conservancy. In a letter posted on the …

Appalachian Trail land preserved in Georgia

DAHLONEGA, Ga. – A large tract of land near the Southern end of the Appalachian Trail has been saved from development, thanks to an Atlanta family that agreed to sell 356 acres to conservationists instead of developers. “This is one of the most important vistas on the trail,” said Jerry …

Appalachian Trail tests Orono hiker

AppalachianMore than a few of multitudes of you out there (29 or 30 now) have hinted to me in not-so-subtle tones that I’ve devoted way too much time to paddle sports. I think the gist of the comments can be boiled down to “Who gives a Rat’s Petootie about sea …

Appalachian Trail Hall of Fame established

GARDNERS, Pa. — A hall of fame is being established by the Appalachian Trail Museum Society to recognize those who have made a significant contribution toward establishing and maintaining the 2,181 mile footpath that passes through 14 states from Maine to Georgia.
FILE--In this Nov. 2009, file photo, a three-sided lean-to is seen on the International Appalachian Trail at the Wassataquoik campsite just east of Baxter State Park in Township 4, Range 8, Maine. (AP Photo/Walter Anderson/file)

Maine to Morocco: Appalachian Trail to leap abroad?

First there was the Appalachian Trail, which winds 2,175 miles along the mountainous spine of the eastern United States. Then came the International Appalachian Trail, …

Appalachian Trail Museum receives grant for educational program

GARDNERS, Pa. — The Appalachian Trail Museum Society has received a grant from the Quimby Family Foundation in Portland, Maine, to extend the educational focus of the recently opened Appalachian Trail Museum.

Officials still investigating death of firefighter on Appalachian Trail

CARRYING PLACE TOWNSHIP | Medical examiners are investigating what caused the Aug. 12 death of a New York firefighter on the Appalachian Trail, and the investigation could take months. The body of Michael Guerette, 51, of Cherry Grove, N.Y., was found by other hikers in an area between Long …
The small town of Monson is seen from the sky in the 1990s. Situated on the Appalachian Trail, Monson has welcomed and aided hikers for decades and became the first Appalachian Trail Community in Maine in the summer of 2012.

Stuck in the mud? Got blisters? Thank the Appalachian Trail

The Appalachian Trail matters because it challenges people to their physical and mental limits. It gives hikers a route from which to see the beauty of rural America. It contributes to the protection of mountains, rivers and lakes. Tuesday marks the official day that the AT was completed 75 years …