April 26, 2019

Just a concept 25 years ago, the International Appalachian Trail now crosses continents!

What started as an idea by three Mainers to link their state to Canada with a hiking trail became a collaboration among more than a dozen countries in North American and across the...

April 1, 2019

In 2016, I (Ellen Wilcox) solo-hiked the IAT East Branch route in Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument, and ever since, I’ve wanted to explore the area in winter.  And so, on February 9th, my sister, Karen, and I packed up our sleds and headed out on a six-day w...

February 1, 2019

This didn’t use to be my idea of hiking, but I’ll take it. We were sitting on a rooftop terrace sipping Moroccan tea and looking out at a huge expanse of the High Atlas Mountains. Nearby was a big herd of sheep and lots of rocks and not much else.

From the time we’d got...

July 13, 2018

(L-R): Dave, Trip, Kirk, Eric, Elaine, Bill, Don at Bowlin Camps the first night enjoying a campfire before the rain started.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Kirk and Cheryl St. Peter met Dave Rand, Elaine and Eric Hendrickson, Don Hudson and Bill Duffy (with his trail dog Trip...

May 19, 2018

At the 24th annual IAT Maine meeting, President Don Hudson surprised  long-time Board Member and IAT Chief Geologist Walter Anderson with a formal certificate recognizing him as an Honorary Director. Walter had decided a few months earlier that enough time, wear, and t...

May 19, 2018

The 24th gathering for the annual meeting of the Maine Chapter of the International Appalachian Trail began at the Patten Lumberman's Museum at 3:00 pm on Thursday, May 3rd. We have watched the museum grow at a pace with the acquisition of the land that became the Kata...

February 8, 2018

The 2018 hiking/backpacking season is in full swing–in (where else?) Florida!

If the latest report from Sandra Friend (Florida Trail Hikers Alliance) is any indication, 2018 is shaping to be a banner year, not only for thru-hikers on the Florida National Scenic Trail, b...

February 8, 2018

You might sit down. There’s a story behind every name, yours and mine; and here’s a part of it I think you ought to know.

On Nov. 13, 2017, Niels Tietze fell to his death in a rappelling accident from Fifi Buttress in Yosemite National Park. He was a phenomenal climber,...

On August 24th in 2016, an 87,563-acre plot of land in the heart of Maine was designated the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument by former President Barack Obama. Although met with controversy on all sides, the area had yet been explored on a large scale. In Se...

February 8, 2018

Mark your calendars! May 3 - 5 Maine IAT members and friends will be gathering at Shin Pond Village for MCIAT's annual meeting!

There will be a very full agenda with many interesting presentations. We are working on finalizing the program and will be keeping you informe...

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