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Filming Locations for A Walk in the Woods with Robert Redford

A Walk in the Woods location at Neel Gap

For many Appalachian Trail (AT) hikers who watched the movie, A Walk in the Woods,  part of the fun was trying to identify filming locations they might have seen along the way. Few of us knew the church in an early scene is Saint Bridget Catholic Church in Sharon, Connecticut. Almost everyone, however, knew that the initial steps […]

Heather “Anish” Anderson Sets Appalachian Trail Record Time

Record-setting Heather "Anish" Anderson ~ Facebook photo

Heather “Anish” Anderson did it again.  On Thursday, September 24, 2015, she set the fastest known time (FKT) for hiking the Appalachian Trail “unsupported.”  Anish’s time: 54 days, 7 hours and 48 minutes. In 2013, Anish set the FKT for a self-supported, 2,650-mile hike on the Pacific Crest Trail: 60 days, 17 hours, 12 minutes. At first, […]

Family Hiking Day ~ September 26, 2015

The AT Portal in Great Barrington, VT ~~ Photograph by Robert Sutherland

Julie Judkins, our pal with the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, invites you to tell your family to take a hike on Saturday, September 26, 2015.  Really.  It’s Family Hiking Day, held on the same day as National Public Lands Day. Family Hiking Day is a great way to teach young folks that they might actually survive […]

Wind Gap, PA: An Appalachian Trail Community

Wind Gap, PA, is an Appalachian Trail Community

Julie Judkins, our pal with the Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC), announces the latest Appalachian Trail Community: Wind Gap, Pennsylvania. Hundreds of towns in 14 states line the Appalachian Trail.  Only those who pledge to support, protect and promote the Trail are considered for membership in the exclusive ranks of Appalachian Trail Communities.  We’re grateful for Wind Gap’s care […]