Ron Tipton, whose resume reflects a career spent on advocating for the outdoors, has been chosen to lead the Appalachian Trail Conservancy as its executive director.
Appalachian National Scenic Trail
Earlier this year we told you about a flagrant act of vandalism along the Appalachian National Scenic Trail, where someone went crazy on all-terrain vehicles on the Max Patch bald along the Tennessee-North Carolina line. Now we can tell you a man has been convicted of vandalism in connection with the incident and sentenced to three months in jail.
In what has to be a surprising development, the Appalachian Trail Conservancy is once again looking for an executive director and chief executive officer, as Mark Wenger, on board for just 18 months, is leaving at the end of the month.
On the Appalachian Trail, goats keep the balds bald. Hikers can see the goats on Roan Mountain and adopt one.
Called Again is the story of how Jennifer Pharr Davis broke the speed record on the Appalachian Trail. It's an honest book and good read of love and triumph.
America’s premier hut system is 125 years old this year. Scattered for 56 miles along the Appalachian National Scenic Trail in New Hampshire, the Appalachian Mountain Club’s system of 8 huts and two major lodges are all about a day’s hike apart. “This is an AT adventure of the first order,” says Rob Burbank, of the Appalachian Mountain Club. “Imagine an opportunity to hike one of the most rugged and spectacular sections of the Appalachian Trail with just a tooth brush in your pack!”
A Walk in the Woods was the most popular book about the Appalachian Trail. Now talks are reviving again that Robert Redford will star in the movie. Will it happen this time?
The Appalachian Trail Conservancy Biennial Conference will meet in Western North Carolina in July. Over a thousand people will join in hikes, workshops and excursions. Registration opens April 15.
It's been proven that spending time in nature helps ground us. To that end, a group of war veterans are heading out on the Appalachian National Scenic Trail to "Walk Off the War."