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  • An Afghanistan veteran 'walks off the war' on the Appalachian Trail

    An Afghanistan veteran 'walks off the war' on the Appalachian Trail
    In 1948, three years after the end of World War II, an Army veteran from Pennsylvania named Earl Shaffer hiked the entire length of the Appalachian Trail. No one had ever done that before. Completing the Georgia-to-Maine trek in 124 days, Shaffer became...
  • Georgia getaways: big city, little city and small town

    Georgia getaways: big city, little city and small town
    HAZELHURST, Ga. - If you're like most people, you love the holidays but shout "Hallelujah!" when the last strains of "Auld Lang Syne" fade away. That's when it's time for a post-holidays getaway, so take a look at these destinations in Georgia that are...
  • Shenandoah National Park offers stellar ridge-top vistas of high, rocky places

    Shenandoah National Park offers stellar ridge-top vistas of high, rocky places
    SHENANDOAH NATIONAL PARK, Va. - The ridge-top Skyline Drive offers lots of panoramic views. The curvy 105-mile drive from Front Royal on the north to Waynesboro in the south offers 75 scenic overlooks in the 197,000-acre national park that was dedicated...
  • How we work out: The MIHA Hiking Group

    How we work out: The MIHA Hiking Group
    Age is just another number for the members of Maryland Intrastate Hiking Association, a group that meets every Wednesday to ascend hills, cross rivers and traverse area parks. Together, these men and women have explored Patapsco Valley State Park,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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......
  • 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...