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Appalachian National Scenic Trail

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  • Appalachian Trail launches voluntary thru-hiker registration

    The Appalachian Trail Conservancy has launched a voluntary registration system for people attempting to hike the entire trail. The conservancy says the goal is to protect the 2,185-mile-long trail from overcrowding. Overcrowding can result in trampled...
  • Grandmother walks across country for climate awareness

    Grandmother walks across country for climate awareness
    To raise awareness about climate change, Wellington resident Kathe Thompson walked for eight months across 3,000 miles, from Los Angeles to Washington D.C., with the Great March for Climate Action. And that was only the beginning. "I didn't get...
  • More cold, snow, ice, wintry mix expected Wednesday

    States of emergencies have already been declared and schools have already been closed ahead of wintry weather mix that is expected to continue to batter a wide swath of the country on Wednesday. A low pressure system off the southeastern U.S. coastline...
  • State police find body near Appalachian Trail north of Bangor

    State police find body near Appalachian Trail north of Bangor
    State police who searched the area of the Appalachian Trail about 4 miles north of Bangor on Tuesday night found a body, according to police radio reports. The search, which began about 6:45 p.m., focused on the area of Fox Gap Road and Valley View...
  • A Tennessee family adventure

    A Tennessee family adventure
    Driving into Pigeon Forge, Tenn., on the main road called the Parkway, the sheer number of attractions that can entertain a family is mind-boggling. As far as the eye can see, there are diversions beckoning you and your kids to stop and give them a try....
  • The Grammys: What your kids (and you) need to hear

    The Grammys: What your kids (and you) need to hear
    You probably can't name any Grammy winners for best children's album — although you might guess a few if you go for the obvious. Disney movie soundtracks? Check. Elmo and Sesame Street? Check. In the '90s and early '00s, both of those ubiquitous...
  • Homer Glen woman hot on the (Appalachian) Trail

    Homer Glen woman hot on the (Appalachian) Trail
    Terry Cunningham doesn't remember exactly when or why she and her daughter Megan began talking about hiking the Appalachian Trail. The Homer Glen woman's best guess was that the family — husband Lee and daughters Megan, 29, Melissa, 28, and...
  • Allentown's Jim Ochse making a big climb in Empire State Building

    Jim Ochse says this is the last time he's going to do it. The two-time winner of the Empire State Building Run-Up is calling it quits in what amounts to one of the most extreme stair-climber challenges in the world. The Allentown resident won the...
  • Weekend guide: The Kids are all right

    Weekend guide: The Kids are all right
    Much like the genesis of his band’s debut album, a conversation with Kids vocalist and bassist Joshua Diaz is a series of twists and turns, paths he’s been down before, and unfamiliar ones that come with the territory of publicizing a new...
  • Pa. Game Commission meetings prepared for controversy

    This coming Sunday marks the final week before the Super Bowl, but whether you're a fan of the New England Patriots or the Seattle Seahawks, if you're a hunter in Pennsylvania, your thoughts might be focused on Harrisburg and not the big football game....
  • Like to hike, bike or horseback ride on state game lands? You might soon need a permit

    People venturing on state game lands to hike or ride a bicycle, horse or snowmobile would need to buy a hunting license or obtain a free permit, according to a proposal before the board of the Pennsylvania Game Commission. The proposal differs from a...