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Appalachian Trail

Woman Who Is Paralyzed Is Hiking All Of The Appalachian Trail -- Alone

The Huffington Post | Lauren Aratani | Posted 07.08.2016 | Good News

Hiking 2,000 miles while paralyzed? Sounds impossible. But Stacy Kozel, who lost the function of her legs in 2014, is doing just that by hiking all 2,...

How I Turned Uneasiness and Dread Into Catalysts For Personal Exploration

Drew Kingston Jennings | Posted 04.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Drew Kingston Jennings

To be human is to feel uneasiness or even dread. But not all humans allow themselves the self-awareness to recognize painful experiences and use those experiences as a catalyst for personal exploration and to make decisions that are good for them and only them.

3 Things I Re-Learned about the Resiliency of Nature from Backpacking in the Great Smoky Mountains

Rosaly Byrd | Posted 03.18.2016 | Green
Rosaly Byrd

The Great Smokies demonstrated something to me that I so easily forget when I dwell solely on human's degradation of the environment: nature is resilient, when given the chance

Why I Decided To Hike The Appalachian Trail At Age 55

Michelle Martin | Posted 11.14.2015 | Fifty
Michelle Martin

Like many women who watched the movie 'Wild,' I was inspired by Cheryl Strayed's courage and how she was able to turn her grief and desperation into triumph. And I wondered if I could do something similar.

Our Most Important Conservation Program Is Gone -- But It Doesn't Have to Be Forever

Margie Alt | Posted 10.13.2015 | Green
Margie Alt

The Land and Water Conservation Fund fostered an idea endemic to our country: that precious landscapes should be set aside for the long-term enjoyment of all, not the short-term gain of a few.

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

Peter Mandel | Posted 09.28.2015 | 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 09.15.2015 | 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.

An A. T. Adventure - Or How I Remember It

Cathy Fink | Posted 09.08.2015 | Comedy
Cathy Fink

I swear I trained, but only the week before because running a ukulele festival and playing banjo and touring and performing folk music is not particularly good training for the A.T. A week before departure, I started training on a North Carolina mountain loop.

Redford and Nolte Plod Through the 'Woods'

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 09.06.2015 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

Robert Redford and Nick Nolte co-star in the film "A Walk In the Woods," which is based on a book of the same name by Bill Bryson. It is an aimless film about two disparate men who team up to walk the Appalachian Trail, a trek of some seventeen hundred miles.

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

Joseph Cooper | Posted 09.02.2015 | Books
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 -- Amblin'

Marshall Fine | Posted 09.02.2015 | 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...

To the Wilderness... And Back Again

Maria Rodale | Posted 08.13.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Maria Rodale

by Rebecca Craven, business ops & strategy intern I recently decided, with the help of a friend, to hike the Appalachian Trail. Since I'm an avid hik...

Photo Shoot in the Shenandoah National Park: Blackrock Summit

Heather Hummel | Posted 07.22.2016 | Arts
Heather Hummel

Rays - North West View ISO 200 f/10 1/25 18mm focal length - - Photo Credit: Heather Hummel Photography I'd been meaning to hike the Blackrock Summit...

One Way to Find Out Whether Someone's Got Your Back

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 07.17.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

The Appalachian Trail is 2,175 miles long and runs from Springer Mountain in Georgia to Mt. Katahdin in Maine. The trail was finished in 1937 and in 1...

5 Questions to a Pedestrian: Trevor Thomas, the Blind Hiker

Stefan Szepesi | Posted 07.07.2016 | Healthy Living
Stefan Szepesi

The 5QTAP series features questions to inspiring walkers from across the globe. At age 35 Trevor Thomas heard he was turning completely blind. Wit...

David Lohr

MANHUNT: Convicted Sex Offender Allegedly Lured 14-Year-Old Girl From Home

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 07.01.2015 | Crime

The father of a missing teen who was last seen in the company of a sex offender with a lengthy criminal history, said his worst fear is that his daugh...

Isaiah Cooper Shares Life On The Appalachian Trail

The Huffington Post | Katherine Boehrer | Posted 09.02.2014 | Green

Vine user Isaiah Cooper posted his first trail Vine when he started a thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail four months ago. Since then he's entertained ...

Unique And Immersive New Hampshire Driving Tour Brings You to Portsmouth, Concord, Hanover

Malerie Yolen-Cohen | Posted 10.26.2014 | Travel
Malerie Yolen-Cohen

Generally, tourists head to New Hampshire for its mountains and lakes. It is the Granite State, after all. But this four or five day mini-escape introduces you to New Hampshire's riches of a different sort: military, government, education, antiquities, all with a sense of adventure and fun.

An Appalachian Trail Road Trip

Home Away | Posted 10.26.2014 | Travel
Home Away

This road trip will also deepen your knowledge of American history and geography. The Appalachian Trail passes through 14 states, but the best driving routes are the Skyline Drive in Virginia and the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina.

Juggling Faith and Forensics

Mark I. Pinsky | Posted 01.25.2014 | Books
Mark I. Pinsky

Despite my years of covering crime, cops and courts, I soon learned that literally solving a case was much more difficult than literarily solving one.

A Natural Path to Protect What We Love

Dan Chu | Posted 09.16.2013 | Impact
Dan Chu

Everyone has a deep connection to a special place in nature.  It may be a public park or trail, a stream, a bit of green in their backyard, or a wilderness area high up in the mountains.

Hiking the Appalachian Trail

Chuck Kellen | Posted 08.24.2013 | Travel
Chuck Kellen

I'm not sure I could ever fully describe what takes place when I take time to immerse myself in nature, but something does. Something primal, something eternal and I am very grateful that we maintain these places and all places like it. I can't wait to hit the trail again!

Jessica Prois

WATCH: Rescue Of Trapped Hiker Caught On Video

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Prois | Posted 12.12.2012 | Impact

When Tennessee rescuers took off in a helicopter to find Steven Ainsworth, a stranded hiker on the Appalachian Trail, they faced harsh weather conditi...

Andrew Burmon

PHOTO: The Appalachian Trail Is America's Narrowest Achievement

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrew Burmon | Posted 11.05.2012 | Travel

At 2,184 miles long, the Appalachian Trail winds the equivalent of almost 9 percent of the Earth's circumference between Springer Mountain in Georgia ...

What He Found On A 2,100-Mile Hike Along The Appalachian Trail

Debra Ollivier | Posted 07.24.2012 | Fifty
Debra Ollivier

After his wife of 36 years died of breast cancer, Paul Stuzman, 57, spent 138 days hiking 2,176 miles along the Appalachian trail. He tells the story in Hiking Through: One Man's Journey to Peace and Freedom on the Appalachian Trail.