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Appalachian National Scenic Trail

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  • LEHIGH VALLEY SPORTS CALENDAR

    Items for the calendar must be typed and received at least 10 days in advance of your proposed publishing date at: Sports Calendar, The Morning Call, P.O. Box 1260, Allentown, PA 18105. They may be faxed to the sports department at 610-820-8654 or sent...
  • 2 former Marines hiking Appalachian Trail for charity

    Two former Marines are hiking the Appalachian Trail to raise money for charity. The Knoxville News Sentinel reports (http://bit.ly/19lT0pA) Jeff Fowler got the idea for the hike after he was discharged in 2009 and began hearing of others from his...
  • Zoo and ArtsQuest partner for new 'Step Outdoors' festival at SteelStacks

    Zoo and ArtsQuest partner for new 'Step Outdoors' festival at SteelStacks
    Get up close and personal with birds, frogs, snakes and a host of other animals during the inaugural Step Outdoors Lehigh Valley festival, May 30-31 at SteelStacks in Bethlehem. Presented by Lehigh Valley Zoo and ArtsQuest, the free event will feature...
  • Most Md. Appalachian Trail shelters reopened after tree work

    The state Department of Natural Resources says most overnight shelters and campsites along Maryland's section of the Appalachian Trail have reopened after tree maintenance prompted by a hiker's death. The agency says seven of the eight overnight areas...
  • Maryland Appalachian Trail shelters shut after hiker's death

    After an Appalachian Trail hiker was killed last weekend by a falling tree, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources said Wednesday it would temporarily close eight overnight shelters and campgrounds on Maryland's section of the trail for tree...
  • 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...
  • Philly musician killed on Appalachian Trail loved hiking

    Appalachian Trail hiker Jason Parish was making one last check for belongings near an overnight shelter when a dead tree felled by strong winds crashed on top of him and killed him, one of his hiking companions said Monday. Parish, 36, of Philadelphia,...
  • Nestle Waters plant part of mecca for high-speed bottling

    Nestle Waters plant part of mecca for high-speed bottling
    The management at Nestle Waters North America preaches safety inside its massive Lehigh County water-bottling plant. Employees are covered head-to-toe in protective gear. It is a manufacturing plant; it's noisy, with many large, moving pieces of...
  • Pa. man dies after tree falls on him on Appalachian Trail

    Authorities say a Philadelphia man has died after a large tree fell on him on the Appalachian Trail in Maryland. The National Park Service identified the man Sunday afternoon as 36-year-old Jason Parish. The park service says a person called police...
  • Tribe weighs options for gambling on Connecticut reservation

    With his tribe left behind by a plan for up to three more casinos in Connecticut, the leader of the Schaghticoke Indian Tribe says it may pursue a gambling hall on its small, nearly empty reservation alongside the Appalachian Trail. The Schaghticokes are...
  • Phil Valentine Is Hiking Appalachian Trail To Send A Message

    Phil Valentine Is Hiking Appalachian Trail To Send A Message
    Phil Valentine, who has overcome both drug addiction and cancer, is planning to hike the Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine to spread a message about recovery. Valentine, a Manchester resident who has been executive director of the Hartford-based...