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Trail Mix & Famous Places on the Appalachian Trail

The northbound portal to the Appalachian Trail in Amicalola Falls State Park in Georgia. ~~ Photograph by Robert Sutherland

On clear days I can see the mountains of Northeast Georgia, as I drive.  On cloudy days, I can’t.  Spring is “right around the corner” but most of us can’t see it.  Yet.  To stay busy in the meantime, we’ve been blowing away some of the cobwebs in dusty corners of; specifically, our Trail Mix and […]

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 […]

“A Walk in the Woods” with Robert Redford Finds Film Distributor

Robert Redford & Nick Nolte star in the movie, A Walk in the Woods, based on Bill Bryson's enjoyable novel.

Robert Redford’s movie A Walk in the Woods  opened at the Sundance Film Festival to critics who seemed to be more lost in the woods than delighted with this popular story of two friends on a trek along the Appalachian Trail. Click Here for Reviews of A Walk in the Woods Broad Green — founded […]

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 […]