Trail news

Dottie Geisler, Trail Gorilla, remembered

By Pete Fish

Dorothy “Dottie” Geisler, friend of the trail and longtime Trail Gorilla volunteer, passed away on Sept. 9. By my reckoning she was 89. My wife Joyce was a classmate of Dottie’s sister at Washington High School in Los Angeles and Dottie was two years ahead.

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Two sister trails, one celebration: 50th anniversary celebrated with joint live webcast

On Oct. 2, the Pacific Crest Trail Association joined the Appalachian Trail Conservancy to celebrate both trails’ 50th anniversary with an extraordinary four-hour live webcast broadcast from the Girl Scouts Heart of Central California Regional Program Center in Sacramento and ATC headquarters in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia.

The event was ... Read more

“WILD” author Cheryl Strayed to speak about the urgent need for conservation efforts during Oct. 2 live broadcast

The Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) and the Pacific Crest Trail Association announced today that author Cheryl Strayed, writer of the bestselling memoir “Wild,” will headline the upcoming celebration of the 50th anniversary of both trails being designated as National Scenic Trails.

Strayed will speak on the importance of protected wild ... Read more