iOS app Android app

A Walk in the Woods

Feb. 8 Stumbling Through Lent: Dead Stuff, Which I Will Be Too One Day

Barbara Falconer Newhall | Posted 02.09.2017 | Religion
Barbara Falconer Newhall

It was a few days before the beginning of Lent when I spotted the tree, a valley oak standing at the trailhead. I was on retreat at the Bishop's Ranch, a bucolic spot deep in California wine country and I had intended to take a brisk solo hike in the woods. But the old valley oak, its deadness, stopped me in my tracks.

Dear 'Outside Magazine': It's A Good Thing More People Are Hiking

Sarah O'Malley | Posted 01.11.2017 | Media
Sarah O'Malley

If some one read or saw Wild and got inspired to outfit themselves and take to a trail that is a good thing. That is one more person exploring the benefits of an enhanced relationship with the natural world. Does it really matter what inspired them to do it?

A Walk in the Woods: A U.S. - Russia Rendezvous, in a "No-Try" Zone?

Joseph Cooper | Posted 11.06.2016 | Home
Joseph Cooper

"Andrey, this is our best proposal to date. The President has dedicated himself to the image of peacemaker. He wants to do some lasting work. You s...

The Appalachian Trail by Rent-a-Car (Part 2)

Peter Mandel | Posted 09.28.2016 | Travel
Peter Mandel

Though often remote, the Appalachian Trail was a route like any other. Ordinary roads ran near it and intersected it as it wound its way around towns, over rivers and across forested valleys. What was to stop me from tracking the trail by . . . car?

A Drive in the Woods: The Appalachian Trail by Rent-a-Car

Peter Mandel | Posted 09.03.2016 | Travel
Peter Mandel

The Appalachian Trail is back in the news these days. Some of us have indelible memories of our experiences on the trail. Here's my tale of tracing the entire length of it, years back, in, uh, a rented Geo Prizm.

Q&A With "A Walk in the Woods" Director Ken Kwapis

Sierra | Posted 09.02.2016 | Entertainment
Sierra

This week the film A Walk in the Woods, based on Bill Bryson's 1998 best-selling book, comes out in theaters. Sierra Club radio host Orli Cotel spoke with director Ken Kwapis about working (and walking) in the woods with Hollywood icons Robert Redford and Nick Nolte, and how the film changed his relationship to the outdoors. The following excerpt is adapted from their interview.

'A Walk in the Woods': Negotiating Nature on the Appalachian Trail

Joseph Cooper | Posted 09.01.2016 | Home
Joseph Cooper

The movie adaptation of A Walk in the Woods is on solid footing with Bill Bryson's chronicle of the struggles, discomforts, and deprivations he endured -- and gratifications he derived -- as he explored the Appalachian Trail in the spring and summer of 1996. The book conveys the trepidations he experienced -- the perils encountered, and imagined.

Movie Review: A Walk in the Woods... An Important Film

Carole Mallory | Posted 09.02.2016 | Entertainment
Carole Mallory

Nick Nolte grabs this film and walks away with honors. Every second that he is on screen is memorable. A Walk in the Woods is a sensitive, delicate, seamless comedy. Not the guffawing laugh fest implied in its horrible trailer.

Movie Review: A Walk in the Woods -- Amblin'

Marshall Fine | Posted 09.02.2016 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

More than 15 years in the making, A Walk in the Woods is an entertaining and enjoyable film, if a formulaic one.  Adapted by Rick Kerb and Bill Hold...

Exploring Washington Market Tavern, Scenes From a Marriage and More

Chris Kompanek | Posted 12.10.2014 | New York
Chris Kompanek

Sometimes things aren't quite what they seem. Walking through Washington Market Tavern's unassuming doors prepares you for a gastropub experience but what lies ahead is more akin to straight up fine dining minus the white table clothes.

Mindfulness In Everyday Life: A Walk In The Woods And Return To Essential Nature

Donna Rockwell, PsyD | Posted 09.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Donna Rockwell, PsyD

Life has become so fast-paced, yet we are disconnected in our ostensible technological connections and cannot find firm grounding on the very earth beneath our feet. Run by emotion and speed, video-gamed and overtired, the nurturing aspects of nature escape our view.

Bill Bryson's 'Really Short History of Nearly Everything' Is The Dream Gift Book For Every Curious Kid

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jesse Kornbluth

Bill Bryson has created "A Really Short History of Nearly Everything," and he's done me -- and you, and every curious kid burdened by a dull textbook or a brain-dead science teacher -- a huge favor.