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40% Discount on Lodging at Georgia’s Amicalola Falls State Park

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

Our friends at the Dawson County (Georgia) Office of Tourism Development bring you tidings of 40% discounts on lodging at Amicalola Falls State Park & Lodge — in the shadow of Springer Mountain and the Appalachian Trail — that don’t expire until Thursday, February 26, 2015. Alas, the 2015 Appalachian Trail Kick Off (ATKO) begins on […]

Want a Job with the Appalachian Trail Conservancy?

Appalachian Trail Conservancy Headquarters in Harpers Ferry, WV ~~ Photograph by Robert Sutherland

Yes, President John F. Kennedy said the words, “Ask not what your country can do for you.  Ask what you can do for your country!”  When it comes to the Appalachian Trail (AT) the same truth applies.  But … there’s a secret way to make money off the AT.  It’s called (ready?) getting a job […]

Appalachian Trail Memories: Ming’s in Waynesboro, VA

New Ming Garden Buffet and Grill in Waynesboro, Virginia ~~ Photograph by Robert Sutherland

Whether you’ve hiked two miles, 200 miles or 2,000 miles of the Appalachian Trail, you probably have a favorite spot along the Path that comes to mind when life’s hassles hassle you a tad too much.  Might be a cliff with a magnificent panorama; where you met you-know-who; where you ran out of water or into […]

REI Pops Appalachian Trail Conservancy $25,000

Appalachian Trail Conservancy's Headquarters in Harpers Ferry, WV ~~ Photograph by Robert Sutherland

According to the Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC), REI — the “national outdoor gear and apparel retailer committed to connecting people with the outdoors” — kindly gave ATC $25,000 to “support sustainable environmental practices along the Appalachian Trail (AT) particularly in the southern region, which is the most popular location to begin thru-hiking the 2,180-mile Trail.” […]