ecology

Invasive Species: The AT Under Attack

Invasive Species: The AT Under Attack

Non-Native Invasive Species (NNIS) take over and destroy habitats. Over the past hundred years, thousands of alien plants, animals, and assorted pathogens have been introduced into ecosystems. There

Mar 3, 2016 : Stephen Eren
Time and Moments

Time and Moments

The way we mark the seconds and minutes, sixty of them, goes back to the Babylonians. I assume the twenty-four hour clock is also astoundingly ancient. The western calendar of...

Dec 31, 2015 : Joe Schmidt
About Water

About Water

Water, in all its manifestations and forms, pervades most aspects of hiking the Appalachian Trail. For starters, the Appalachian Mountains themselves have been carved by water. Long ago (a geologist

Dec 3, 2015 : Joe Schmidt
Metropolitan Hiking

Metropolitan Hiking

Most folks do not live near wilderness areas. The economic dynamism of metropolitan cities and the logistics of millions upon millions and millions of people make wild areas the perfect...

Oct 8, 2015 : Joe Schmidt