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Appalachian Trail Conservancy’s “Relive the Legacy” in Atlanta 10-25

Relive the Legacy

According to the Appalachian Trail Conservancy’s (ATC) website, they have earned 1,346 new members during the 2014 “Relive the Legacy: The Appalachian Trail” campaign inviting new friends to help the cause of maintaining and protecting the AT. On Saturday evening, October 25th the ATC will roll into Atlanta to inspire more folks to join the […]

“The Appalachian Trail: An American Legacy” Movie Screenings

The AT Conservancy's John Odell is one of thousands of individuals who serve the Appalachian Trail.  --  Photograph by Robert Sutherland

The Mission Statement of the Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) isn’t just a bunch of clumsy big words strung together by a thoughtless, rushed committee. This is what drives the ATC and those who serve the Appalachian Trail under its direction: The Appalachian Trail Conservancy’s mission is to preserve and manage the Appalachian Trail – ensuring that […]

Meet the Fascinating Folks at Mountain Crossings at Georgia’s Neel Gap

Georganna & Logan Seamon holding their Outdoor Magazine Top 100 Retailer Award. ~~ Photograph by Robert Sutherland

Georganna and Logan Seamon have breathed new life into Blood Mountain and Neel Gap — mile 31.7 on the Appalachian Trail for northbound adventurers — as the owners of Mountain Crossings at Walasi-Yi. This vivacious couple and their lively crew have renovated the hiker hostel, restored portions of the historic building that houses Mountain Crossings […]

Croatan National Forest Damaged by Bikers and Horseback Riders

The Appalachian Trail is a Foot Path. ~~ Photograph by Robert Sutherland

The Appalachian Trail and many others are foot paths that do not allow mountain bikes, horses or motorized vehicles.  The Island Creek Forest Walk trail in North Carolina’s Croatan National Forest is also for hiking only.  Unfortunately, that trail has been damaged by illegal use by mountain bikers and horseback riders. District Ranger Jim Gumm says, “The wonderful walk […]