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ATKO – The Appalachian Trail Kickoff – Grad School for Thru-Hikers

Amicalola Falls State Park in Georgia -- Home of the Approach Trail to Springer Mountain ~~ Photograph by Robert Sutherland

Come join the hardcore hiker crowd at the Appalachian Trail Kickoff — better known as ATKO — at Georgia’s Amicalola Falls State Park over the first weekend in March.  They’ll help you learn and unlearn all that it takes to complete a hike of the AT from end to end. Hoping to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail […]

Film Critics Tell Robert Redford’s “A Walk in the Woods” to Take a Hike

Nick Offerman & Robert Redford at A Walk in the Woods film premiere.

The movie, A Walk in the Woods,  based upon the affable Appalachian Trail book by Bill Bryson, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah on Friday, January 23, 2015. In spite of the star power of the lead actors, Robert Redford and Nick Nolte, critics who reviewed the film were unimpressed. No release date […]

Movie Debut of “A Walk in the Woods” Starring Robert Redford

Robert Redford & Nick Nolte star in the film version of Bill Bryson's book, "A Walk in the Woods."

A movie starring Robert Redford and Nick Nolte based upon the popular Appalachian Trail book A Walk in the Woods  by Bill Bryson will have its debut on January 23, 2015 at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah. The movie will be released to the public in Belgium on August 19 and in the Netherlands […]

Southern Ruck Returns to Nantahala on January 16-18 2015

Thanks to Nantahala Outdoor Center for hosting Southern Ruck! -- Photograph by Robert Sutherland

Simply put, Southern Ruck is an Appalachian Trail Get-Together held every year at the Nantahala Outdoor Center in Wesser, North Carolina, held over the long MLK Day weekend. A better description would be … it’s kind of like Woodstock for hikers, without all the mud, zillions of hungry hippies, insanely loud rock music and nowhere […]