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  1. Temporary Re-route is now the official, white-blazed trail

    The previous route of the A.T. that included the footbridge is closed and a temporary re-route has been marked with white blazes as of September 18. The A.T. footbridge has been deemed unsafe by U.S....
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    Links to A.T. Volunteer Opportunities

    For more detailed info:


    A.T. Volunteer Opportunities At A Glance and Upcoming Opportunities
    www.appalachiantrail.org/volunteer

    A.T.-Maintaining Clubs
    www.appalachiantrail.org/clubs

    Trail...
  3. A thru-hike is walking entire AT in 12 months or less

    A hike of the entire A.T. in 12 months or less, including a flip flop itinerary, is considered a thru-hike by the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, the lead organization overseeing management and...
  4. Footbridge re-opened

    Harpers Ferry National Historical Park just called ATC to notify us that the repairs have been completed and the footbridge has re-opened.
  5. Hikers might want to know that the shuttle is...

    Hikers might want to know that the shuttle is considered the official route of the Appalachian Trail while the bridge is closed, and no white blazes will be missed.

    A bonus; the 1-mile walk along...
  6. Footbridge Closure at Harpers Ferry Wed. 6/12/19

    Shuttles will be provided for A.T. long-distance hikers/section-hikers during the temporary closure of the Goodloe Byron Memorial Footbridge over the Potomac River. See...
  7. One Way Ministries is providing the venue but is...

    One Way Ministries is providing the venue but is not affiliated with the counselor in the free services being provided. The person providing counseling is a professional counselor endorsed by the...
  8. Counseling offered at Trail Days (Damascus, VA) Friday (5/16)

    Counseling is being offered in the town of Damascus during Trail Days to hikers affected by the recent tragedy (or any other reason, I'm sure). The remaining sessions are tomorrow (Friday) at the...
  9. Vigils/Memorial Services for Ronald Sanchez at Trail Days

    There are two memorial services being planned this year at Trail Days to honor the life of Ronald "Stronghold" Sanchez and others. Anyone can attend either one or both. I believe they will each be...
  10. ATC Boiling Springs (PA) visitor center temporarily closed on weekdays

    The Visitor Center at the Appalachian Trail Conservancy Mid-Atlantic Regional Office in Boiling Springs, PA, is temporarily closed Monday – Friday due to staffing changes. The Visitor Center is open...
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    Sunday Festival Line-Up

    7:30a – 9:00a | Hiker Pancake Breakfast at the Camp Hill-Wesley Church | A full breakfast is offered for hikers and their family and friends to fuel up before heading out! Breakfast is offered at no...
  12. Comers Creek Bridge is unsafe, do not use (SW Virginia)

    The footbridge over Comers Creek has recently been found to be unsafe and should not be used. This is at northbound mile 518.8, 1.3 miles south of the Dickey Gap trailhead near the junction of Comers...
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    Vendors

    Commercial Vendors
    Bones & Beads
    Chestnut’s Beeswax Wraps
    Harpers Ferry Outfitter
    Jacks Are Better Ultralight Camping Quilts
    Mountain Trails
    Mountain View Gourds
    Paint Splash
    Sketch & A...
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    2019 Flip Flop Festival - April 27-28

    The 5th Annual Flip Flop Festival is this weekend. So much is happening this year. There's the traditional core educational activities for prospective flip floppers, including pack shakedowns, and...
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    The Flip Flop Festival website that is maintained...

    The Flip Flop Festival website that is maintained by Harpers Ferry-Bolivar Trail & Town Alliance volunteers (also the primary organizers of the festival) is now pretty well fleshed out. Some things...
  16. Big Meadows Wayside delayed opening spring 2019 (Shenandoah NP)

    The historic Big Meadows wayside, which offers meals, groceries, and other services, is undergoing comprehensive renovation and rehabilitation. Due to delays caused by winter weather, the facility...
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    The Festival is Growing!

    Are you going to come back O.W.? This year is going to be the best yet!

    As always, there will be workshops designed for prospective flip floppers all day Saturday and most of the day Sunday at the...
  18. The footbridge re-opened this morning.

    The footbridge re-opened this morning.
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    Other benefits to starting at Amicalola: ...

    Other benefits to starting at Amicalola:


    You can pick up your 2019 A.T. backpack tag there (ideally register your thru-hike start date before you get there at www.atcamp.org)
    Sign the...
  20. Potomac River Footbridge due to close today

    The Goodloe Byron Memorial Footbridge is due to close this afternoon because of projected flooding on the Maryland/C&O Towpath side. More info at www.appalachiantrail.org/updates.
  21. Great photos, KaptainKriz! I talked to a...

    Great photos, KaptainKriz!

    I talked to a southbounder yesterday afternoon who came off at Swift Run Gap before the storm (park rangers came to make sure he got out of the park) and waited it out...
  22. Ice Storm Updates - central VA and Shenandoah

    Last week's ice storm brought down a lot of limbs and trees and crowns in areas from central Virginia through portions of Shenandoah National Park. Be aware that downed trees can create a variety of...
  23. Come out to Harpers Ferry tonight! Hiker Happy...

    Come out to Harpers Ferry tonight!

    Hiker Happy Hour is 5-7 and A.T. Trivia starts at 7:30 at The Barn. Pop Tart is emceeing the trivia event. It would be awesome to have a WhiteBlaze team or...
  24. A.T. Trivia Night 11/16 in Harpers Ferry (and Hiker Happy Hour)

    ATC and The Barn of Harpers Ferry are co-hosting an A.T. Trivia Night (starts at 7:30 pm) in Harpers Ferry.

    Come show off what you know--and learn things you didn't know--about the Appalachian...
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    Thanks for posting this info, Teej.

    Thanks for posting this info, Teej.
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