WEAVERVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Authorities in Northern California say search teams found the body of a missing hiker who appeared to have fallen to his death in the steep and rocky Trinity...
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan woman who wrote a letter to her family in 1974 has been reunited with the tattered note after it was finally delivered to the home where her family lived...
SEATTLE (AP) — John Allen Chau spent summers alone in a California cabin as a wilderness emergency responder, led backpacking expeditions in the Northwest's Cascade Mountains, almost lost his leg to a rattlesnake bite, and coached soccer for poor children in Iraq and South Africa.
DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) — Most people know him as Michael Whittaker, a retired postmaster in Ozark, but on the Appalachian Trail fellow hikers simply call him "Swimmer."
The Appalachian Trail is estimated to be about 2,200 miles long. The route, which begins and ends in Georgia and Maine, navigates hikers through 12 states and typically takes roughly five to seven months to complete.
Day in and day out, Whittaker slips on his hiking books and, as he puts it, "just walks and walks and walks."
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The National Park Service is looking for two hikers who did not meet a scheduled air taxi pickup within Alaska's Wrangell-St. Elias National Park.
The hikers, a couple from Missouri, on Tuesday and Wednesday also failed to make two pre-planned satellite phone calls to their air taxi operator.
Gulkana-based Copper Valley Air Service on June 22 dropped the hikers at Sanford Glacier airstrip.
Exploring nature and sleeping under the stars can be viewed as an economical vacation. But buying gear and booking campsites or renting an RV can add up.
With some cost-saving strategies, camping can fit a variety of budgets, whether you're planning a car or RV camping trip or backpacking. Try these tips to enjoy the outdoors free of technology, traffic and a big tab.
TORONTO (AP) — The Latest on the U.S.-Canadian family rescued from captivity (all times EDT):
Canadian ex-hostage Joshua Boyle says the Haqqani network in Afghanistan killed his infant daughter in captivity and raped his wife.
Boyle gave a statement after landing in Canada late Friday with his American wife and three young children.
GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A Pennsylvania woman has fallen ill and died during a backpacking trip in Colorado.
Pitkin County sheriff's officials say the unidentified woman got sick Thursday while hiking with three friends to Conundrum Hot Springs. They planned to camp at the hot springs but instead set up a tent after the 20-year-old woman began vomiting.
Two of the hikers went for help and a third remained with the woman in the backcountry.
KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say the body of a Southern California man who disappeared nine months ago while hiking in the Sierra has been found.
Seventy-four-year-old Robert Woodie was reported missing after he didn't return from a four-day solo backpacking trip in Kings Canyon National Park last October.
Around that time, a cold spell hit the mountains, with strong winds, temperatures below freezing at night and snow at higher elevations.
PHOENIX (AP) — Backpacking is a great way to enjoy the outdoors with the added bonus of getting a little exercise. Those packs are not light and it involves walking most of the time, so you definitely feel it at the end of the day.
The two-wheeled version of backpacking adds a more technical dimension.
SEQUOIA NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — Search and rescue crews are looking for a missing Arizona hiker believed to be somewhere in central California's Sequoia National Park.
The National Park Service says crews began mobilizing Sunday to search for 41-year-old Vince Scalise of Phoenix.