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Appalachian National Scenic Trail

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  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife celebrates land preservation

    Saving open space for future generations has all kinds of beginnings, back stories and results. Sometimes those stories are successful, sometimes they're mind-numbingly complicated, and sometimes they simply bring tears to the eyes. All three are the...
  • 2013 Fall Gear Guide for the Outdoorsy and Active Lifestyles

     
    Now that we’ve reached the Fall season with hunting, fishing and hiking in full swing, it’s time to look at some of the new gear that’s available to make you safer, comfortable and more secure in the wonderful outdoors to make it a...
  • Lessons from a cross-country biking trip at 71

     
    Peter Karch is a scientist. He identifies a concept by its definition and is puzzled when he can’t seem to find the right category. This is what happens when he tries to define life. He can’t. The Lehigh Carbon Community College biology...
  • In The White Mountains, Marking 125 Years Of Hikers' Huts

     In The White Mountains, Marking 125 Years Of Hikers' Huts
    — Like most of the trails in New Hampshire's White Mountains, the Gale River Trail begins with forgiving dirt and mud but quickly changes to unforgiving rock. For most of the 4.6-mile climb up the trail, my wife, Lisa, and I were serenaded by the...
  • Taking the kids to the Appalachian Mountain Club

    Taking the kids to the Appalachian Mountain Club
    We were drenched. We'd enthusiastically signed on to hike hut to hut with the Appalachian Mountain Club (www.outdoors.org) in New Hampshire's White Mountains along the famous Appalachian Trail. We figured it would be a good first backcountry foray...
  • A First Visit To Connecticut's Portion Of The Appalachian Trail

    A First Visit To Connecticut's Portion Of The Appalachian Trail
    Only 50 more miles to go along the Appalachian Trail. And that's just the 51.6-mile Connecticut section. Overall, I have 2,178 miles to cover from Katahdin, Maine to Georgia's Springer Mountain. But everyone has to start somewhere. And my somewhere...
  • Boy Scouts and boulder are in the news, spotlighting special wild places in Pennsylvania and Utah

    Boy Scouts and boulder are in the news, spotlighting special wild places in Pennsylvania and Utah
    Boulders and Boy Scouts have been in the news lately, and while all the stories are not necessarily related, they have come in a somewhat remarkable succession. The most serious story in recent days involved a Delaware woman who was critically injured...
  • AFM: Robert Redford's 'A Walk In The Woods' Attracts Director Larry Charles

    Larry Charles has come on board to direct the indie comedy "A Walk In The Woods" with Robert Redford and Nick Nolte starring. IM Global is selling international territories at the American Film Market. The project had been for sale at Cannes. Redford...
  • Norco sportsmen against stream reclassifications

    The recent proposal by the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission to designate six segments of area streams as Class A waters, thereby curtailing in-season trout stockings in them, is drawing local opposition. Class A waters are the highest quality in...
  • Car plows into Virginia 'Trail Days' parade-goers

    A traditional weekend of merriment in a small Virginia mountain town was disrupted Saturday when a man lost control of his car and drove into a crowd of parade participants. Several people had to be taken to hospitals by ground and air ambulance, but...
  • Whole Foods' John Mackey: Business is 'fundamentally heroic'

    Whole Foods' John Mackey: Business is 'fundamentally heroic'
    Business, says Whole Foods co-Chief Executive John Mackey, has “a horrible reputation.” But instead of being “selfish and greedy and exploitative,” as it’s often portrayed, business is actually “the greatest force for...
  • Cheating a forgivable offense?

     
    By Jessica Reynolds Former New York Congressman Anthony Weiner wants to be New York City's next mayor, he admitted in an interview with New York Times Magazine. Weiner's political committee has already spent $100,000 on research and polling to see......