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Appalachian National Scenic Trail

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  • Hiking the AT as a spiritual experience

     
    There are people living in  small towns along the 2,180-mile-long Appalachian Trail who are known as “Trail Angels” for helping hikers who need food, shelter, medical and, sometimes, spiritual care. Now there's evidence that the experience...
  • #Pa. #Fall #foliage beginning to show

     
    Expect fall foliage in the Southeastern corner of Pennsylvania to be at about 5 percent of its fall-best, according to the state's Department of Conservation and Natural Resources - Bureau of Forestry. The Bureau of Forestry issued its first weekly fall...
  • Kutztown dad spends Father's Day cycling cross-country to help his daughter

     
    Peter Karch spent Father's Day on a bike. It was his way of honoring his daughter. The 71-year-old Kutztown resident is on a mission to bicycle more than 4,000 miles from California to Virginia to raise funds for his daughter's health institute. I spoke...
  • 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......
  • Appalachian Trail Hiker Attacked and Set on Fire in Gettysburg

    Appalachian Trail Hiker Attacked and Set on Fire in Gettysburg
    An Alabama man is recovering from 2nd and 3rd burns suffered after he was attacked and set on fire in Gettysburg.  The 46 year old Tuscaloosa man had been hiking the Appalachian Trial when he walked into the Borough just before 1 o'clock Thursday morning....
  • Shenandoah Crossing in the middle of a great Virginia vacation

    Shenandoah Crossing in the middle of a great Virginia vacation
    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...
  • Take autumn easy

     Take autumn easy
    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...
  • Slate: The blind hiker

    Slate: The blind hiker
    The Appalachian Trail spans more than 2,000 miles across 14 states, traversing woodlands and peaks from Springer Mountain in Georgia to Mount Katahdin in Maine. It is one of the world's longest continuous footpaths, and each year thousands of...
  • Georgia getaways: big city, little city and small town

    Georgia getaways: big city, little city and small town
    HAZELHURST, Ga. - If you're like most people, you love the holidays but shout "Hallelujah!" when the last strains of "Auld Lang Syne" fade away. That's when it's time for a post-holidays getaway, so take a look at these destinations in Georgia that are...
  • Connecticut Options For The Appalachian Trail

    Connecticut Options For The Appalachian Trail
    The  Appalachian Trail  extends 2,184 miles from Georgia to Maine and includes more than 50 miles in Connecticut. The trail enters Connecticut in Sherman and trends north mostly in the hills above the Housatonic River to the Massachusetts border at...
  • Body Found by Hunter in Lebanon County

    Body Found by Hunter in Lebanon County
    Pennsylvania State Police seek to identify the body of a white male, between 5 feet 6 to 5 feet 9 inches tall, found Thursday in Lebanon County.  The badly decomposed body was discovered Thursday morning by a hunter about a quarter of a mile northwest...
  • Kerr, Weitzel and Bertsch-Hokendauqua-Catasauqua Watershed win Friend of the Lehigh River Awards

     
    Wildlands Conservancy has announced the winners of its 2011 Friend of the Lehigh River Awards. They are Tom Kerr, past president of Wildlands Conservancy; Greg Weitzel, Director of Parks and Recreation for the City of Allentown; and the Bertsch-...