There's a movement to create stricter verification guidelines, but since there's no governing FKT body, it's still up to athletes to honestly document and prove their claims.
The injuries he suffered make the time all that more impressive.
Just after 1:00 p.m. on July 19, Dan "Knotts" Binde summited Maine's Mount Kathadin, the northernmost terminus of the Appalachian Trail. Binde, who is 25, wore red compression shorts and a bright...
Sammy Hartley skis, climbs, bikes, and backpacks—and just spent five days hiking rim to rim
Part Burning Man, part Camino de Santiago, part Fringe Festival thrown in for good measure, Trail Days is 72 hours of hiking mayhem.
Facing a failed marriage and an underwhelming job, Tonya Holt decided to sell her belongings, cancel her apartment lease, and set out on a six-month wilderness backpacking trip. Who she’ll be when...
How in the world could someone steal a single warship—let alone three or four—without leaving a trace?
This year, the Appalachian Trail Conservancy estimates that 3,400 individuals will attempt a thru-hike, making it one of the busiest years in the trail’s history. We met up with a few of these...
A hiker named Kaiha Bertollini claims to have broken the AT speed record. The question is: Can she prove it?
The shoestring-budget comedy is hipster fun in the backcountry, but sometimes takes the easy path.
Heather Anderson just slayed the record for the fastest known unsupported Appalachian Trail thru-hike. That makes her the biggest badass you’ve never heard of.
Overcrowding on the country’s most popular thru-hiking destination may come to a head, as the route’s managers contemplate imposing a hiker limit.
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It’s almost midnight, two hours after famed ultra runner Scott Jurek was due to meet his support team at his destination on the Appalachian Trail, and no one knows where he is.
Few things are more iconic than a late summer trip to Maine. Miles of dramatic coast, postcard-perfect lighthouses, and corner lobster stands are just some of the reasons the state has earned the...
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