Stomach Virus Hits Appalachian Trail near Hot Springs, NC
The US Forest Service has issued an alert: Hikers may want to avoid sections of the Appalachian Trail near Hot Springs, NC, especially the stretch running north to the TN-VA border. A number of hikers have been sickened by a severe, 24-hour stomach virus. More »
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Monetary donations are graciously accepted and directly benefit the park. These funds are used for interpretation, visitor services and safety, as well as resource management programs. If desired, those making a donation may specify a use for their money. Donations may be made by check or money order made payable to "National Park Service." Send to: Appalachian National Scenic Trail, PO Box 50, Harpers Ferry, WV, 25425.
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The Appalachian Trail Conservancy is a not-for-profit organization who's mission is to preserve and manage the Appalachian Trail. They are NPS's main partner when it comes to management of the trail, helping accomplish a variety of projects and provide a number of services that otherwise would not be possible.
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Volunteering is a great way to support your park! It's incredibly rewarding and there are a number of volunteer opportunities available along the trail at any given time.
Did You Know?
The longest footbridge on the Appalachian Trail is the James River Foot Bridge located in Virginia. The total length is 623 feet.