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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.” […]

Zach Davis’ Appalachian Trials ~ Vital Advice for Thru-Hikers

Zach Davis's book "Appalachian Trials" will help you complete your Appalachian Trail thru-hike.

Zach Davis’s book, Appalachian Trials — A psychological and emotional guide to successfully thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail — was first published in 2012. The value of Zach’s insights is greater than ever, in my humble opinion. For any long-distance hike, you’ll need physical skills, suitable gear and a mindset, attitude or will to achieve your […]

Want a Dream Home Near the Appalachian Trail? Read This.

For Sale: Sunny House in the Forest! ~~ Photograph by Robert Sutherland

The dream home for some folks is a gargantuan estate on an earthquake-prone, mudslide-prone, wildfire-prone hillside in California.  I’d rather have a cozy cabin in a forest somewhere along the Appalachian Trail (AT).  Would you?  But even a dream home on the AT comes with responsibilities and a few dangers. According to our friends with the […]

Successful 5th Year for the Appalachian Trail Museum

Winter is on the way, so the Appalachian Trail Museum has closed for the 2014 season. ~~ Photograph by Robert Sutherland

The Appalachian Trail Museum closed out another year of serving thousands of visitors from all across America.  Roughly 40,000 individuals have enjoyed free admission to see priceless items that tell the story of the Trail’s inception and creation. Folks viewed the unique treasures on display in the “Old Mill” building on the grounds of Pine Grove Furnace State […]