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Trail Angels

A story about a group of Chicago friends who rebuild a section of the trail in the Great Smoky Mountains.

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Learn more about the Appalachian Trail, the longest hiking-only footpath in the world. Explore the A.T., find shelters, locate parking and more.

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Update on the A.T. and the Southern Fires

Over the last few weeks, fires have raged across the southern Appalachian Mountains and the Appalachian Trail from Georgia up to central Virginia, and many major fires are still burning.

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Why the ATC is Opting Outside on Black Friday

Tell your family to "Take a hike" — #OptOutside this Black Friday instead of getting caught up in the holiday shopping chaos.

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Our Future Leaders in Conservation: Ten Weeks with the Conservation Leadership Corps

The inaugural Conservation Leadership Corps (CLC) helped prepare a group of young, driven individuals for future careers as environmental stewards. To help us understand the program's impact, the CLC crew has shared the most memorable moments from their summer on the Appalachian Trail.

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Protecting the A.T. Experience - Current Issues

Mountain Valley Pipeline Simulation

Mountain Valley Pipeline Project Threatens Ecosystems and Landscape of Virginia and West Virginia

​The Appalachian Trail Conservancy ​is strongly opposed to the proposed Mountain Valley Pipeline project, which would cause irreversible damage to several sections of the Appalachian Trail and surrounding areas.

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Proposed AT&T Facility on Short Hill Mountain, VA

The proposed facility would threaten the scenic and cultural landscape of the Appalachian Trail in Loudoun County and the surrounding region.

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Anticipating Climate Change and its Impacts on the Appalachian Trail

The health and sustainability of the Appalachian Trail is threatened by climate change. Impacts include more frequent droughts, more severe storms, increased risk of forest fires and more.

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