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Guest Column, Mary Ellen Hammond: True Adventure Lies 15 Minutes Beyond The Parking Lot

Mary Ellen Hammond is the publisher of outdoor adventure guidebooks at Milestone Press in Almond, N.C. Milestone’s new hiking app, “Great Hikes of the Southern Appalachians,” is available for iphone and android. more »

Apr 21, 2014 Guest Columnists

How to See the Forest...For Real

Jennifer Frick-Ruppert is the author of “Mountain Nature: A Seasonal Natural History of the Southern Appalachians” and a professor of biology and environmental science at Brevard College in western North Carolina. more »

Jul 1, 2011 Guest Columnists

Is There An Appalachian Trail in Heaven?

Allen de Hart, retired from Louisburg College, is the author of the definitive hiking guidebooks for Virginia, North Carolina and West Virginia. more »

May 1, 2011 Guest Columnists

All Trails Lead...

Fred First lives in Floyd County, Virginia. He is a blogger, photographer, columnist, radio essayist and author of "Slow Road Home" and “What We Hold in Our Hands.” more »

Mar 1, 2011 Guest Columnists

Rx: Get Them Outside!

Rick Van Noy is the author of “A Natural Sense of Wonder: Connecting Kids With Nature Through the Seasons,” and a professor of English at Radford and University in Virginia. more »

Mar 1, 2011 Guest Columnists

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