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Robert Redford’s “A Walk in the Woods” Movie Trailer

A Walk in the Woods
with Robert Redford & Nick Nolte

Well, Robert Redford’s movie A Walk in the Woods — based on the exceptionally popular book (except for hikers who hate it) by Bill Bryson — is scheduled for release in the United States on Wednesday, September 2, 2015, just in time for the Labor Day Weekend. It’s a humorous tale about two chubby-ish old guys who […]

Hike the Appalachian Trail Online: Find New Friends & Places

The famous signpost at Top of Georgia Hostel & Hiking Center ~~ Photograph by Robert Sutherland

Forget online dating sites, the true romance that our hearts seek is to hike the Appalachian Trail.  The trouble is … it’s not a crazy, unreachable goal.  Men, women, kids, dogs and a fugitive or two do it all the time. Reading stories about folks out on the Trail is like hearing of two Made For […]

The Hostel at Laughing Heart Lodge is Good Medicine

The Hostel at Laughing Heart Lodge ~~ Photograph by Robert Sutherland

In a few cold words, the hostel at Laughing Heart Lodge up the hill from Hot Springs, North Carolina, can be described as: A hostel with single and double rooms, plus a bunk room. Capacity varies from 25 to 34 depending on season. Limited shared kitchen, three shared bathrooms with showers. Linens provided (may be […]

Trail Days in Damascus, VA ~ When Hikers Come Out of the Woods

The Hiker Gateway in Damascus, VA ~ Photograph by Robert Sutherland

The Appalachian Trail.  Damascus, Virginia.  Trail Days.  For a few days every year, that’s all that will matter to the hundreds of people who crawl out of the woods to congregate in one of America’s great trail towns to share tall tales and victories of all sizes. Has anyone ever said to you, “What?  Were […]