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Appalachian National Scenic Trail

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  • In its 51st year, JFK 50 Mile race keeps competitors coming back

    In its 51st year, JFK 50 Mile race keeps competitors coming back
    Fred Schumacher knew the race was worse than he thought it would be when he watched a group of Marines climb into a pickup truck and quit after the first few checkpoints. The first JFK 50 Mile race Schumacher ran, on March 30 1974, offered a...
  • Car plows into Virginia 'Trail Days' parade-goers

    A traditional weekend of merriment in a small Virginia mountain town was disrupted Saturday when a man lost control of his car and drove into a crowd of parade participants. Several people had to be taken to hospitals by ground and air ambulance, but...
  • Whole Foods' John Mackey: Business is 'fundamentally heroic'

    Whole Foods' John Mackey: Business is 'fundamentally heroic'
    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...
  • 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......
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Daum: The frump factor and Holly Petraeus

    Daum: The frump factor and Holly Petraeus
    Last week was a historic one for women. Eighteen women won or reclaimed Senate seats, bringing the number of women in that body to 20. Nearly 80 women now occupy the House. New Hampshire became the first state to elect a female governor and an all-women...
  • Recreation and outdoors calendar

    Powerboat racing Sept. 16. Third annual Solomons Offshore Grand Prix. Information: solomonsrace.com. Wooden boats Sept. 22-24. The National Sailing Center & Hall of Fame third annual 3rd Annual Classic Wooden Boat Rendezvous & Regatta, Annapolis. Any...
  • Appalachian Trail Conservancy to host Family Hiking Day on Sept. 29

    Appalachian Trail Conservancy to host Family Hiking Day on Sept. 29
    For those looking to get outdoors before going indoors to watch the Orioles and Ravens on television Sunday, the Appalachian Trail Conservancy wants you. As part of the National Public Lands Day, the ATC Visitor Center in Harpers Ferry, W.Va., is hosting...