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Colorado man sets Appalachian Trail record on 2,189-mile run

Colorado man sets Appalachian Trail record on 2,189-mile run

| July 13, 2015

MILLINOCKET, Maine – An ultra marathoner says he’s completed the Appalachian Trail in record time. Colorado resident Scott Jurek reached the summit of Mount Katahdin on Sunday afternoon to complete the 2,189-mile run from Georgia to Maine in 46 days, eight hours. That beats the previous record held by Jennifer Pharr Davis by three hours. […]

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Team comes together to help paraplegic UMPI professor attempt to climb Mt. Katahdin

Team comes together to help paraplegic UMPI professor attempt to climb Mt. Katahdin

| July 7, 2015

Jacqui Lowman is a big believer in making the impossible, possible. A paraplegic, she was born with spina bifida. Throughout her early years, she heard one word all too often. Can’t. “As I was growing up, people told me I would never go to school, never hold a job…can’t can’t can’t,” she said. While she […]

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Seven Men Complete Wilderness Walk for Warriors

Seven Men Complete Wilderness Walk for Warriors

| August 6, 2014

Blistered and bruised – Chris Robinson is back from a 9 day journey to the summit of Mount Katahdin. He and six other men hiked 114 miles from the town of Monson to the top of Maine’s biggest mountain. “A couple of the guys had to go to the doctor after,” he said. But their […]

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Popular Baxter State Park Trail Closed

Popular Baxter State Park Trail Closed

| June 5, 2014

MILLINOCKET, Maine (AP) – Baxter State Park has closed a popular trail that leads to the top of Mount Katahdin. Park Director Jensen Bissell tells WZON-AM that a rock slide this spring “obliterated” much of the Abol Trail. He said the area remains unstable, with the potential for more rocks tumbling down. The Abol Trail […]

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Teen Hikes Appalachian Trail Alone

Teen Hikes Appalachian Trail Alone

| October 10, 2013

MILLINOCKET, Maine (AP) – A 15-year-old girl is hiking through Maine as she nears the end of the Appalachian Trail in her attempt to become the youngest person to hike the trail from end-to-end alone. Neva Warren of Spring Hill, Fla., began her trip in Georgia on April 1. On Wednesday, she had about 15 […]

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