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  • 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.
  • Wheels are turning in the Lehigh Valley despite the cold

    Wheels are turning in the Lehigh Valley despite the cold
    With the high winds of the past few days, only the die-hard cyclists are willing to brave the chill and the gusting force of Mother Nature to get out on the road or trail. High winds present problems not just from an increased effort to maintain speed...

    Daum: The frump factor and Holly Petraeus

    Daum: The frump factor and Holly Petraeus
    Last week was a historic one for women. Eighteen women won or reclaimed Senate seats, bringing the number of women in that body to 20. Nearly 80 women now occupy the House. New Hampshire became the first state to elect a female governor and an all-women...

    Hunting, trapping take precedence on Pa. state game lands

    Alleged Pa. State Trooper killer Eric Frein is still on the loose in the Poconos, keeping hunters and trappers out of certain portions of Pennsylvania State Game Lands 180, 183 and 221 in Price, Barrett, Paradise, Porter, Lehman, and Green townships, as...

    Lehigh Gap Nature Center receives an award

    Lehigh Gap Nature Center receives an award
    Dan Kunkle's work at Lehigh Nature Gap Center has been legendary. Through fundraising and grant writing, Kunkle has helped restore a Superfund site, the damaged area on the western side of the Lehigh River across from the old Palmerton zinc company....