IAT News

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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Cotton Joe is First to Complete IAT Scotland

Cotton Joe at the Ozone Café, Cape Wrath

On November 9, 2013, Appalachian long-distance hiker Cotton Joe Norman from North Carolina, U.S.A. became the first person to complete IAT Scotland, from the Mull of Galloway in the south to Cape Wrath in the north.  It was the continuation of an 800 mile (1,280 km) journey that began at Slieve League on the west coast of Ireland on September 2.

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8th Northeast Alpine Stewardship Gathering

 
On November 1-3, 2013, IAT Chairperson Paul Wylezol attended the 8th Northeast Alpine Stewardship Gathering at the Sargent Center in Hancock, New Hampshire, where he learned of the latest developments in northeast North America alpine ecology and conservationa and gave a presentation on the International Appalachian Trail and Global Geoparks.
 
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