IAT News

South West Coast Path to Host 2014 IAT AGM

From October 6 - 9, the UK's South West Coast Path National Trail will host the International Appalachian Trail Annual General Meeting in Plymouth, England.     It was from there in 1620 that the Pilgrim Fathers left for the New World and established Plymouth Colony – the second English settlement in what is now the United States of America - within 150 miles of today's U.S. Appalachian Trail.

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Winter Duathlon Across Nfld's North Arm Hills

On April 10, 2014, IAT Chairperson Paul Wylezol and IATNL Finance Director Kevin Noseworthy set off on a 16-hour snowmobile/hike duathlon across Newfoundland's North Arm Hills. The purpose of the adventure was to check out the condition of a remote fishing outpost at Stowbridges in North Arm of the Bay of Islands. It will be used as a base for hiking the IAT Newfoundland & Labrador across the North Arm Hills to and from Gros Morne National Park.
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Município de Oleiros Magazine Features IAT

 
This Spring, the pace of IAT developments in Portugal is picking up, with the local chapter of the International Appalachian Trail being featured in the community magazine of the Municipality of Oleiros.  Follow IAT Portugal's Carlos Neto de Carvalho as he gives a step by step account of the Muradal-Pangaea Trail and Geopark Naturtejo da Meseta Meridional.
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2014 North America Annual General Meeting

From June 5 - 8, the North American chapters of the International Appalachian Trail will be holding a 20th Anniversary North America AGM near Mount Katahdin, Maine, the northern terminus of the AT and southern terminus of the IAT in North America.
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Medieval Castles along the Wales Coast Path

When asked what comes to mind when thinking of Europe, many North Americans would reply: "Castles!"  Not surprising, since there are few - if any - real castles on the western side of the Atlantic moat.  This story is the first of the IAT Natural and Cultural Heritage Series on architectural and cultural wonders.

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IAT Maine Members Attend 138th AMC AGM

On January 25, 2014, IAT Maine board members Dick Anderson, Walter Anderson, and Don Hudson attended the 138th Annual Meeting of the Appalachian Mountain Club in Norwood, Massachusetts.  One of the main purposes of the visit was to spread the word about the IAT in Canada and Europe.

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Scotland's Mull of Galloway Trail Hit By Storm

The creators of the Mull of Galloway Trail in southwest Scotland are shocked by the damage caused by a recent January storm.  Members of the Stranraer Rotary Club walked the trail - which joined the IAT in May 2013 - to view the impact of the wind and high tides.  Coastal erosion was clearly visible in several areas.

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Yorkshire Wolds Way Joins IAT

In January 2014, England's Yorkshire Wolds Way National Trail became the newest member of the International Appalachian Trail.   The nearly 80 mile (128 Km) walking route through the Yorkshire Wolds features amazing chalk landscapes with dry valleys, and stunning wildlife alongside vibrant market towns and ancient villages.

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