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Hikers told to forgo entire Appalachian Trail due to virus

The Appalachian Trail Conservancy made the suggestion because it feels the pandemic makes long-distance hikes unsafe.

By The Associated Press

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Authorities: Missing hiker’s body found on Appalachian Trail

Authorities say Michael Kaiser was last heard from Oct. 12, when he used his cellphone to communicate with his brother. Kaiser was considered an expert hiker.

By The Associated Press

After a new killing on the Appalachian Trail, the 1990 death of hikers in Pa. haunts their friend anew

“The Appalachian Trail is about the safest place you can be in terms of encounters with people,” Earl Swift said.

By Steve Marroni/PennLive