1584 Results for "virginia"

No Virginia, That’s Not a Wolf

No Virginia, That’s Not a Wolf

Common Loons are the siren call of summer and poster children to wilderness. They are embossed upon Minnesota license plates and appear on the eleven-sided, one-dollar “loonie” Canadian coin. They...

Apr 21, 2019 : Katina (Arachne) Daanen
Oh Virginia, You Have Continued to Maze Me!

Oh Virginia, You Have Continued to Maze Me!

Week eight, day 50-57 Day 50 started with the promise of legendary comfort food at Homeplace. AYCE, a hiker acronym for all you can eat, helped eased the early day...

Apr 17, 2019 : JC Van Etten
Riding the Roller Coaster – Shakedown Hike on the Virginia AT

Riding the Roller Coaster – Shakedown Hike on the Virginia AT

Right after I graduated college in 2016, I had a failed attempt at section hiking the New Hampshire AT. This hike failed for a few different reasons: my pack was...

Apr 9, 2019 : Liz Archibald
Wild Ponies, Hiker Hunger, and the Beauty of Virginia

Wild Ponies, Hiker Hunger, and the Beauty of Virginia

My sixth week will provide a lifetime of memories for me. Many big firsts as I hit Virginia: Damascus, Grayson Highlands, wild ponies, unique landscapes, true hiker hunger, and a

Mar 31, 2019 : JC Van Etten
Five Weeks on the Trail; Virginia, Here I Come

Five Weeks on the Trail; Virginia, Here I Come

What have I learned... Miles are coming easier and faster, but it’s smiles not miles. I’m still excited to see what’s around every turn. I look less at my map...

Mar 25, 2019 : JC Van Etten
How to Section Hike Virginia V:  Front Royal to Harpers Ferry

How to Section Hike Virginia V: Front Royal to Harpers Ferry

Distance: 55 miles Terrain type: Woodland trails and some open fields. A choppy mix of short climbs and descents through much of the section. Difficulty: Easy to moderate Best seasons: Spring or

Feb 7, 2019 : Ken Nail
Why You Shouldn’t Fear the Virginia Blues

Why You Shouldn’t Fear the Virginia Blues

2019 thru-hiker hopefuls, strap in. You’re headed for a wild, beautiful, life-altering, incredibly meaningful, and downright magical ride. I remember the beginning of the trail vividly. You’re

Feb 1, 2019 : Audrey Payne
Court Quotes Lorax in Rejecting Pipeline that Would Cross AT in Virginia

Court Quotes Lorax in Rejecting Pipeline that Would Cross AT in Virginia

A federal court has rejected permits for a natural gas pipeline that would cross two national forests and the Appalachian Trail in Virginia, saying that the US Forest Service bowed...

Dec 15, 2018 : The Editors
How to Section Hike Virginia IV: Waynesboro to Front Royal (Shenandoah National Park)

How to Section Hike Virginia IV: Waynesboro to Front Royal (Shenandoah National Park)

Distance: 108 miles Terrain type: A mixture of woodland trails and ridges, with a relatively consistent elevation profile Difficulty: Easy to moderate Best seasons: Spring or fall Start: US 522

Nov 29, 2018 : Ken Nail
How to Hike West Virginia’s Cranberry Wilderness

How to Hike West Virginia’s Cranberry Wilderness

I’ve been going through trail withdrawal hard since finishing my AT thru-hike in September. With winter quickly approaching and hiking season winding down, I decided to peel myself off my...

Nov 21, 2018 : Audrey Payne