Dan “Knotts” Binde Claims a New Self-Supported Appalachian Trail Record

Time would beat record by 8 hours, but malfunctioning SPOT impeding confirmation. There’s a new claimant to the Appalachian Trail’s self-supported throne. Dan “Knotts” Binde, 25, says he broke the self-supported speed record on the Appalachian Trail on July 19th just before 2 p.m. However, the record’s gatekeepers have been slow to confirm his story,…

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The Fight Against a Pipeline Along the Appalachian Trail

Opponents of the Mountain Valley Pipeline are headed to court to stop it. But with construction slated to begin soon, will that be enough? A rendering by the Appalachian Trail Conservancy of what the finished Mountain Valley Pipeline could look like.A lawsuit hasn’t been enough to stop construction on the Mountain Valley Pipeline, a proposed…

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Zion National Park Considers Limiting Visitors, and Other Parks May Follow Suit

Faced with rising visitation and shrinking resources, the National Park Service is weighing the idea of requiring reservations at its most popular spots. Zion National ParkZion National Park has a visitor problem. The canyon saw over 4.5 million tourists in 2017 and just doesn’t have the resources to keep up with demand. Now, due to…

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