| Nov 3, 2014
| 8:43 PM
Even though they saw flying squirrels in the Great Smoky Mountains of North Carolina and Tennessee, and moose in Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine, traversing the entire length of the Appalachian National Scenic Trail — the A.T. — proved...
| Oct 20, 2014
| 3:10 PM
Jesse Saperstein's life can be divided into two parts.
In his youth, he blurted out inappropriate comments, he had outbursts of anger and struggled terribly with new situations. He didn't see a future for himself.
But in the second half of his life as...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 7:26 PM
Leaving the security of home for the unpredictability of the outdoors isn't for everyone. But for those who love nature, the Appalachian Trail — showcasing breathtaking scenery from Georgia to Maine —is a "must do."
Known as the "AT" and...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 3:34 PM
For much of the year, West Virginia lives up to its "almost heaven" moniker, serving up its beauty on meandering country roads, through rocky rivers and over high mountain peaks. But it's never closer to heaven than in the fall, when its sugar maples...
| Oct 12, 2014
| 5:46 AM
Erika Stuebing was scheduled to put a deposit on a house in Atlanta when her boss told her she was flying to Alaska that afternoon to help rescue a day-old beluga whale that had beached itself. The senior biologist at the Georgia Aquarium landed in Seward...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 5:32 PM
"America's Great Hiking Trails"
What makes a hiking trail "great?" What makes it iconic? Author Karen Berger explores America's great hiking trails in this photo-rich coffee-table book. The United States has 11 national scenic trails that...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 10:21 AM
Manchester Boy Scout Jonathan Maidment has finished his dream of hiking the Appalachian Trail, raising more than $32,000 for charity in the process.
Maidment, 19, of Bolton is a member of Manchester Boy Scout Troop 25. He hiked the trail to complete one...
| Oct 7, 2014
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...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 8:55 PM
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....
| Sep 23, 2014
| 6:30 AM
In the political strategy books, this rule might be filed under T.
As in Tammy. As in Wynette, to the tune of “Stand By Your Man.”
Louisiana Rep. Vance McAllister, who last received national note when video surfaced of him kissing an...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 3:43 PM
As a South Carolinian, it befalls me to examine the peculiarities afflicting our former governor and now-congressman, Mark Sanford, who, contrary to decorum and taste, continues to demand attention.
Yes, that Mark Sanford — the erstwhile...