Hiking Mount Greylock, the Highest Point in Massachusetts

Hang gliders at Mount Greylock ~~ Photograph by Robert Sutherland

Mount Greylock is the highest point in Massachusetts. The Appalachian Trail winds and wends up, down, across and over Mount Greylock for more than 11 gorgeous miles. As with virtually all art and nature, you cannot imagine how beautiful it is until you see it for yourself. Suzannah and I summited Greylock in my car.  […]

News & Stuff Heard on the Appalachian Trail (8-26-14)

Rangeley, Maine's Trail Town Festival in 2012 ~~ Photograph by Robert Sutherland

There’s plenty of news and stuff heard on the Appalachian Trail to tell you about as we close out August and shutter summer in many locations after Labor Day. Thru-hikers will be welcomed on Saturday, August 30, 2014, in Rangeley, Maine.  There will be free food, vendors, great music and the ice-cream eating contest for thrubies. Suzannah […]

Lake Champlain Festival Seeks Appalachian Trail Films

Lake Champlain International Film Festival

All who have created Appalachian Trail films of any length or genre are invited to share their work with the organizers of the premier Lake Champlain International Film Fest (LCIFF). The LCIFF team welcomes all types of film categories, from documentaries and fiction to short and feature length, for their event scheduled for November 15 & 16, 2014. […]

If These People Can Hike the Appalachian Trail, So Can You

Bill Irwin ~~ Photograph courtesy of billirwin.org

One of the most popular questions we get from potential thru-hikers is this:  I have a limitation. Do you think I can complete a thru-hike? Our answer is almost always, “yes, absolutely!” Over the years we’ve been lucky enough to talk with and read about people overcoming all sorts of limitations to complete the Appalachian […]