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The Appalachian Trail Has Officially Re-Opened

Written by Jim Foster, Community blogger | Oct 17, 2013 4:06 PM

Photo by National Park Service

The Appalachian Trail has officially reopened following the federal shutdown.  Significant portions of the A.T. were officially closed during the shutdown, because those portions run through National Parks, National Forests and corridor lands supervised by the National Park Service. 

HERE is a link to a message sent by Appalachian Trail Conservancy to the 31 maintaining clubs.

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