| Jul 6, 2012
| 7:04 AM
The Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) will host Junior Ranger Day, an event from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 21, at the Visitor Center at 799 Washington Street in Harpers Ferry.
The event is designed to get families outside and active while...
| Jul 11, 2012
| 2:44 PM
The wind storm that blew through western Virginia almost two weeks ago caused widespread damage in many neighborhoods. It also left its mark on the Appalachian Trail.
"This section went this way and blocked the whole trail." Maurice Turner is a Trail...
| Jul 11, 2012
| 12:53 PM
Beginning at 5:10 a.m. on March 26 at Pen Mar Park and finishing at 9:50 p.m. in Harpers Ferry, W.Va., the Rev. Ed Poling hiked across Maryland, completing more than 40 miles of the Appalachian Trail in 17 hours.
Poling, pastor of Hagerstown Church...
| Jul 12, 2012
| 1:24 PM
Lenox, Mass. — Travelers come to the Berkshires in western Massachusetts for the mountains and the museums, the camping and the theater, the just-off-the-boil summer days that fade into cool evenings and single-blanket nights. But most of all they...
| Jul 8, 2012
| 5:52 PM
More than 20 emergency responders, some on all-terrain vehicles, scaled South Mountain to Weverton Cliffs as a storm arrived Sunday afternoon to rescue a hiker on the Appalachian Trail who was having trouble breathing due to the heat, emergency services...
| Jan 19, 2013
At long last, we know what we thought we knew is true.
Lance Armstrong did it. The disgraced cycling icon came clean to Oprah about being filthy.
We now know, for certain, that he juiced and doped largely throughout his record run of seven Tour de...
| Jan 20, 2013
The $50 billion Sandy relief package to aid people and communities in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut devastated by the super storm finally passed the House last week.
All told, 179 Republicans voted against it. The only Democrat to vote no was...
| Jan 25, 2013
| 11:14 AM
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...
| Jan 13, 2013
A blog primarily dedicated to the mountain wilderness might seem an odd place for a debate about telecommuting, but on John Warren’s excellent Adirondack Almanack site, the issue has rubbed elbows with ice fishing and the virtues of winter camping....
| Jan 16, 2013
| 4:50 PM
National Park Service officials sifted through more than 300 applications — from federal government employees to private citizens — before deciding on Wendy K. Janssen as their new superintendent of the Appalachian National Scenic Trail office...
| Dec 31, 2012
In last week's column, I shared four books that took me on virtual trips across the ocean. Today's column explores four domestic locales, places I visited in 2012 courtesy of the printed word.
When she was 22, former waitress and novice backpacker...