| Feb 21, 2012
| 2:16 PM
The Appalachian Trail Conservancy will hold a cake-baking contest to celebrate its 87th anniversary. Judging will be from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, March 3, at ATC's Visitor Center, 799 Washington St., Harpers Ferry, W.Va. The event is free and open to the...
| Feb 28, 2012
| 6:08 PM
Fresh-from-the-farm breakfasts, Tibetan stretching and miles upon miles of hiking trails are just some of the reasons adults are happily forgoing their vacations for health retreats.
But with hundreds of retreats from New York to California, it's hard to...
| Jul 25, 2012
| 2:02 PM
One quarter of its 2,000-plus miles winds through Virginia.
The Appalachian Trail, or AT, is the longest, hiking-only footpath in the world, and this year it's 75 years old.
WDBJ7 did the first broadcast live from McAfee Knob on Wednesday evening during...
| May 24, 2012
5:30 - 9 a.m. Bill Leff in for Jonathon Brandmeier
8:07 a.m. Former Saturday Night Live cast member and current star of Disney’s A.N.T. Farm Finesse Mitchell joins Bill Leff in studio. 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Mike McConnell
10:05 a.m. Mike McConnell...
| Aug 28, 2012
| 10:19 PM
The San Diego Chapter of the Sierra Club publishes the HISIERRAN six times a year. Karen Friedrichs, a retired elementary school teacher from San Diego, was featured in the May/June issue of the HISIERRAN. She was introduced to me by my friend Jean.
| Sep 7, 2012
| 6:56 AM
AMHERST, Va. (AP) -- Three hikers missing since Thursday night along the Appalachian Trail in central Virginia have been found.
The Virginia State Police say the women were found around 10 a.m. Friday and are in "fine" condition. Additional details...
| Aug 29, 2012
| 10:05 AM
Get outdoors and take in the beautiful Virginia landscape without sacrificing luxury at Shenandoah Crossing resort.
Based in Gordonsville, "a town at the Crossroads of History," the resort offers the perfect place to go camping, but also just minutes...
| Aug 15, 2012
BETHEL, Maine — You know you've found a worthy fall colors spot when you plan to go far in a day but don't go far at all.
On my first day in the mountains of western Maine last October, I planned to hit three stops — three places to soak in...
| May 31, 2012
| 1:12 PM
Ted Alexander, chief historian at the Antietam National Battlefield, will talk about his book, “The Battle of Antietam: the Bloodiest Day” Thursday, June 7, at Sharpsburg Public Library. Ted will sign copies of his book, available for purchase...
| Jun 1, 2012
| 4:03 PM
Our region is a favorite for Appalachian Trail hikers and one hometown celebrates its relationship to the trail this weekend.
Some hikers walk the entire 2,000-mile length of the trail, while others, hike shorter sections.
Many of them pass through the...
| Jun 2, 2012
| 12:07 PM
A new community event in Troutville celebrates its relationship with the fabled Appalachian
Troutville is home to 500 people, but it sees thousands of day hikers and AT-through hikers
pass through it every year. This weekend a first annual...
| Jun 15, 2012
| 12:51 PM
Jerry Bowen's lessons for life come from solid foundations — his father's example, his church's teachings and from the living geology of Earth.
Bowen, 60, of Hagerstown, is a caver, something he picked from his father.
"My love for caving was...