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Appalachian National Scenic Trail

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  • Bartram Trail in north Georgia, western North Carolina honors early American naturalist-explorer

    SKY VALLEY, Ga. Forgotten William Bartram is an unlikely figure to have a hiking trail named after him 200 years later.
  • Television Q&A: 'A Walk in the Woods,' 'Red Band Society,' 'Downton Abbey'

    You have questions. I have some answers. Q: On "Downton Abbey," can you tell me why he is called Lord Grantham but his family name is Crawley? A: Crawley is the family name. Earl of Grantham is the title held by Robert, which passes through heirs....

    Smoky Mountains backpacking reveals joys, challenges of leaving the world behind

    Smoky Mountains backpacking reveals joys, challenges of leaving the world behind
    The first rule of encountering a bear on the long, lonely trails of the Smoky Mountains isn't to yell or to wave your arms, and it certainly isn't to run screaming in the other direction as fast as your trembling legs will take you. No, the first rule...

    Long-coveted Va. property purchased with US funds

    The U.S. Forest Service has acquired 317 acres in Nelson County long-coveted for its scenic view from the Appalachian Trail. The Roanoke Times (http://bit.ly/1Gpvhnj) reports that the acquisition was made with $760,000 from the federal Land and Water...

    Simsbury Boy Scouts Win Award For Lifesaving Attempt

    Simsbury Boy Scouts Win Award For Lifesaving Attempt
    SIMSBURY — Nate Lungarini was only 30 minutes into his hike at Race Brook Falls in Sheffield, Mass., when he thought he heard a tree crash. Then he heard screams. Lungarini was hiking with Ryan Carr, both of Simsbury. They are both Eagle...