IAT Ulster-Ireland Trail Improvements

IAT Ulster-Ireland Trail Improvements

With the help of a major funding boost, the Ulster-Ireland section of the IAT continues to improve their trail.
News from TIA Portugal

News from TIA Portugal

In Portugal, the Trilho Internacional dos Apalaches follows the Grande Roto Do Muradal-Pangeia in the Naturtejo UNESCO Global Geopark. While this section of the IAT was almost completely destroyed by fires in 2017, it’s recovering better than ever.
News from SIA-España

News from SIA-España

Geology and a new trail in Zamora! IAT Education for Guides! SIA Information Posters! Some recent news from SIA-España.
News from IAT Scotland

News from IAT Scotland

A look back at 2020 and at the year ahead from the IAT Chapter in Scotland.
IAT Ulster Ireland Development on Track

IAT Ulster Ireland Development on Track

Press Release, 1 March 2021. Progress to enhance Ulster Ireland International Appalachian Trail Walking Experience on track. Work to enhance the Derry and Strabane section of the International Appalachian Trial (IAT) is on track to be completed by the end of May 2021.
Nimblewill Nomad's Latest Trek

Nimblewill Nomad's Latest Trek

Long-distant hiker extraordinaire, M.J. Eberhart (MUCH better known as Nimblewill Nomad), has announced his latest hiking adventure - Odyssey 2021 - Bama to Baxter.
IAT/SIA – The Year Ahead in North America

IAT/SIA – The Year Ahead in North America

A roundup of news from the Greenland, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Quebec and Maine Chapters of the IAT/SIA.
A Little Hike on the SIA in Québec

A Little Hike on the SIA in Québec

Back in August, 2019, Anouk Caron took a bus to Gaspé, Quebec to hike the SIA/IAT. During her hike she made the video below.
IAT Ulster-Ireland Receives Grant for Trail Improvements

IAT Ulster-Ireland Receives Grant for Trail Improvements

The IAT in Ulster-Ireland is about to receive a big upgrade thanks to a funding secured through a cross-border cooperation project between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland as part of the Rural Development Programme.
Spain Adds Ciudad Real Section to the SIA

Spain Adds Ciudad Real Section to the SIA

SIA Spain has announced the completion of 48 kilometers of new trail for the Sendero Internacional de los Apalaches in the Ciudad Real Province.
Pioneers of Appalachian Geology

Pioneers of Appalachian Geology

The Pioneers of Appalachian Geology are back! With much help from the IAT/SIA geology committee, the new and improved pioneers page now honors over 30 geologists who have made key contributions to the understanding of Appalachian/Caledonian terranes and to geologic principals in general.
The IAT is in Guthook Guides!

The IAT is in Guthook Guides!

, it took longer then we thought it would, but the first three sections of the IAT are now available in Guthook Guides. And by first three, we mean the original sections of the IAT: Maine, New Brunswick and Quebec.
Summer Trail News

Summer Trail News

Despite the ongoing ebb and flow of the Coronavirus, many IAT/SIA chapters are reporting fair to large numbers of hikers on their particular section of trail.
Trail Updates

Trail Updates

Trail updates from Newfoundland, Spain and Maine
One Year Ago...

One Year Ago...

A year ago the founder of the Appalachian Trail Museum Larry Luxenberg attended the IAT’s International AGM and outdoor economy forum in Scotland and Northern Ireland with a contingent from North America.
Meet the New Executive Director of the SIA QC

Meet the New Executive Director of the SIA QC

After a few months search, the SIA-IAT QC had announced its new Executive Director. Please meet Alexis Turcotte-Noël!
Spring News from the Quebec Chapter of IAT

Spring News from the Quebec Chapter of IAT

The Sentier international des Appalaches – Québec has published its May, 2020 newsletter. In addition to COVID-19 related updates, it includes information for hikers on reservations and trail guides, and introduces Alexis Turcotte-Noël, the new director of SIA-QC.
The IAT is 26 Years Old

The IAT is 26 Years Old

April 22nd is the 50th anniversary of the first Earth Day - and the 26th birthday of the IAT!
A Winter Tour of the IATNL Blow Me Down Mountain Trail

A Winter Tour of the IATNL Blow Me Down Mountain Trail

On April 15, IATNL Director Paul Wylezol and a few friends took advantage of a beautiful late winter/early spring day to take a snowmobile ride on Western Newfoundland's Blow Me Down Mountains, following the route of the IATNL Blow Me Down Mountain Trail.
When Life Gives You Lemons...

When Life Gives You Lemons...

With the world-wide pandemic hanging over us all and long-distance hiking being discouraged, many of us are getting cabin-fever. This includes hiking phenom Nimblewill Nomad (aka M.J. Eberhart).
IATNL Directors Visit AT Southern Terminus

IATNL Directors Visit AT Southern Terminus

On March 15, IATNL Directors Arne Helgeland and Paul Wylezol visited the Appalachian Trail Basecamp in Amicalola Falls State Park near the southern terminus of the AT at Springer Mountain, Georgia. They took advantage of an opportunity to detour while traveling between New Orleans, LA and Tampa Bay, Florida.
Night on Deasey Mountain

Night on Deasey Mountain

The historic Deasey Mountain Fire Lookout is unusual in many ways. First, it is a “ground cab” lookout meaning that, rather than perched on top of a 20- or 30-foot metal tower, it sits directly on the ground. The cab is anchored in place by four heavy steel cables attached to large eyebolts set in the bare granite knob of the mountain’s summit. The cab offers a spectacular 360-degree view that includes Katahdin and other…
We're Back!

We're Back!

Well, that was a bit of a span between posts. Sorry about that. The IAT/SIA has had a busy year and posting stories to the website kept falling to the bottom of the to-do list. But that should change soon! Mainly because we’re nearing the completion of an updated website design and we’re all itching to see our stories in the new and improved format.
2019 SIA News from Spain

2019 SIA News from Spain

2019 was a busy year for the Sendero Internacional de los Apalaches España.
Ulster Ireland Meeting at AMC in Boston

Ulster Ireland Meeting at AMC in Boston

On November 13, IAT Co-Chairs Don Hudson of Maine and Paul Wylezol from Newfoundland joined Ulster Ireland mayors Michaela Boyle (Derry City and Strabane) and Nicholas Crossan (Donegal County) at a meeting with Appalachian Mountain Club President John Judge and Conservation and Recreation Director Heather Clish at their new headquarters in Boston, Massachusetts.
The 25th Celebration Wraps up with a Birthday Party

The 25th Celebration Wraps up with a Birthday Party

The IAT Maine Chapter will host a party on the occasion of Dick's 85th birthday to celebrate all that the International Appalachian Trail has become and all that it will be in the future.
Coming to a smart phone near you!

Coming to a smart phone near you!

For the past six months, the Maine Chapter of the IAT has been working with the developers of the premiere trail guide app, Guthook Guides, to create a digital hiker’s guide of the International Appalachian Trail in Maine and Canada.
Ulster Ireland Hosts Outdoor Economy Forum

Ulster Ireland Hosts Outdoor Economy Forum

From June 2 to 7, representatives of the International Appalachian Trail (IAT), Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC), Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) and Appalachian Trail Museum gathered in Ulster Ireland for an Outdoor Economy Forum to discuss common issues and assist IAT Ulster Ireland develop a world-class trail network.
10th Anniversary Visit to Scotland

10th Anniversary Visit to Scotland

From May 28 to June 2, representatives from IAT Newfoundland and Maine visited Scotland on a 10th anniversary IAT Europe tour which ended in Northern Ireland on June 7 after an Outdoor Economy Forum that also included representatives from the Appalachian Trail Conservancy and Museum, and Appalachian Mountain Club based in Boston, Mass.
IAT 25th Anniversary Meeting at Shin Pond

IAT 25th Anniversary Meeting at Shin Pond

On May 2-3, the International Appalachian Trail held a 25th Anniversary Meeting at Shin Pond Village in Northern Maine. The meeting was attended by IAT North America representatives from Maine, New Brunswick, Quebec and Newfoundland, as well as long-distance hikers Nimblewill Nomad (M.J. "Eb" Eberhart), Mother Nature's Son (John Calhoun) and Ed Talone.