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Appalachian National Scenic Trail

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  • 2013 Fall Gear Guide for the Outdoorsy and Active Lifestyles

     
    Now that we’ve reached the Fall season with hunting, fishing and hiking in full swing, it’s time to look at some of the new gear that’s available to make you safer, comfortable and more secure in the wonderful outdoors to make it a...
  • Kutztown dad spends Father's Day cycling cross-country to help his daughter

     
    Peter Karch spent Father's Day on a bike. It was his way of honoring his daughter. The 71-year-old Kutztown resident is on a mission to bicycle more than 4,000 miles from California to Virginia to raise funds for his daughter's health institute. I spoke...
  • Kerr, Weitzel and Bertsch-Hokendauqua-Catasauqua Watershed win Friend of the Lehigh River Awards

     
    Wildlands Conservancy has announced the winners of its 2011 Friend of the Lehigh River Awards. They are Tom Kerr, past president of Wildlands Conservancy; Greg Weitzel, Director of Parks and Recreation for the City of Allentown; and the Bertsch-...
  • Minor injuries in N.J. bear attack

     
    TRENTON: Two young campers suffered minor injuries early this morning after being attacked by a yearling black bear that entered their campsite in Stokes State Forest in northern Sussex County. The injured campers, an 11-year-old Brooklyn boy and a 12-...
  • Check out Migration Fest at Lehigh Gap Nature Center on Fri., Sat. and Sun.!

     
    Check out the 2011 Migration Fest at Lehigh Gap Nature Center (http://lgnc.org) this weekend. The full schedule is below. Read what naturalist Dan Kunkle, director of the center, has to say about it: , : Seasonal journeys of wildlife have fascinated...
  • Cheating a forgivable offense?

     
    By Jessica Reynolds Former New York Congressman Anthony Weiner wants to be New York City's next mayor, he admitted in an interview with New York Times Magazine. Weiner's political committee has already spent $100,000 on research and polling to see......
  • Attention hikers: a way to reduce altitude sickness is at hand

     
    The tool to prevent altitude sickness is available over the counter....
  • Hiking the AT as a spiritual experience

     
    There are people living in  small towns along the 2,180-mile-long Appalachian Trail who are known as “Trail Angels” for helping hikers who need food, shelter, medical and, sometimes, spiritual care. Now there's evidence that the experience...
  • #Pa. #Fall #foliage beginning to show

     
    Expect fall foliage in the Southeastern corner of Pennsylvania to be at about 5 percent of its fall-best, according to the state's Department of Conservation and Natural Resources - Bureau of Forestry. The Bureau of Forestry issued its first weekly fall...
  • Cyclists: Open Pacific Crest Trail to bikes

     
    Having hiked parts of the Appalachian Trail, I can't even imagine riding a mountain bike on it, but I'm a novice in that type of riding. Plus it's illegal, as the Appalachian Trail Conservancy notes.  It's also been illegal on the Pacific Crest Trail...
  • Lessons from a cross-country biking trip at 71

     
    Peter Karch is a scientist. He identifies a concept by its definition and is puzzled when he can’t seem to find the right category. This is what happens when he tries to define life. He can’t. The Lehigh Carbon Community College biology...