Kurt Rheinheimer

Trail Magic, Family Magic

Kurt and his family made some magic on the trails this August! Read more about their hiking adventures here. more »

Sep 9, 2016 10:28 AM Kurts Hikes


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Kurt's Hikes: July 2016

Check out BRC Editor Kurt's hikes taken in July, including a great family photo! more »

Aug 11, 2016 10:45 AM Kurts Hikes

Four Easy Pieces

See Kurt's latest hikes from June - a couple easy ones for you this month! more »

Jul 11, 2016 5:19 PM Kurts Hikes


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A Pretty Long One, and One on Wheels

Kurt and Gail celebrated his birthday with one heck of an outdoor adventure. Read more about it here. more »

May 10, 2016 9:54 AM Kurts Hikes


Courtesy of Kurt Rheinheimer

John Rock-Cat Gap Loop

See Kurt's latest hikes in March with the Greatest Day Hiker of them all. more »

Apr 15, 2016 2:02 PM Kurts Hikes


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You Call These Hikes, Kurt? Happy 12th Hiking Anniversary Anyway, Gail

A round-up of Kurt's February hikes more »

Mar 1, 2016 10:27 AM Kurts Hikes


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Into the Grayson Highlands and Lots of Downtown

A round-up of Kurt's January hikes more »

Feb 22, 2016 8:00 AM Kurts Hikes

A Blend of Woods and Urban Hikes

A round-up of Kurt's December hikes. more »

Jan 13, 2016 9:26 AM Kurts Hikes

Kurt's Hikes: October 2015

A round-up of Kurt's October hikes. more »

Nov 3, 2015 8:30 AM Kurts Hikes

Kurt's Hikes: September 2015

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Kurt's Hikes: September 2015

A round-up of Kurt's September hikes more »

Oct 5, 2015 4:11 PM Kurts Hikes

Kurt's Hikes: August 2015

A round-up of Kurt's August hikes. more »

Sep 2, 2015 9:22 AM Kurts Hikes

Kurt's Hikes: July 2015

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Kurt's Hikes: July 2015

A round-up of Kurt's July hikes. more »

Aug 6, 2015 12:36 PM Kurts Hikes 1 Comments

Kurt's Hikes: June 2015

A round-up of Kurt's June hikes. more »

Jul 2, 2015 10:26 AM Kurts Hikes

Kurt's Hikes: April & May 2015

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Commemorating Walter Rheinheimer

Kurt's Hikes: April & May 2015 more »

Jun 1, 2015 3:24 PM Kurts Hikes 1 Comments

Kurt's Hikes: March 2015

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A Favorite Spot in the Rain

A roundup of Kurt's March hikes. more »

Apr 17, 2015 1:40 PM Kurts Hikes

A Walk to the Grandparents’ Home Place

A roundup of Kurt's January hikes. more »

Jan 31, 2015 12:00 AM Kurts Hikes

The Greatest Day Hiker . . . well, Sometimes

Kurt's December 2014 hikes. more »

Dec 31, 2014 12:00 AM Kurts Hikes

Sun on the Rocks

Kurt's November 2014 hikes. more »

Dec 11, 2014 9:54 AM Kurts Hikes

Seriously Slacker Month

Four hikes in the month of October 2014. more »

Oct 26, 2014 12:00 AM Kurts Hikes

About this Blog

Since Valentine's Day 2004, Blue Ridge Country Editor in Chief Kurt Rheinheimer and his wife Gail have hiked at least once almost every weekend. Of those 500-plus weekends, they have missed 14, virtually all due to occasional balkiness from Kurt's old-man knees or achilles. For the first two years (Valentine's Day 2004 through Valentine's Day 2006) they didn't miss a single week, and they have a longer streak now, which Kurt is too superstitious to talk about. They celebrated their 10th anniversary of hiking with a February 2014 trip to hike the trails of St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands. They completed the 550 miles of the Appalachian Trail in Virginia in the summer of 2008, and have walked more than 4,300 miles total, mostly in Virginia but including hikes in West Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, Florida, Oregon and ... New Zealand! This blog is an ongoing chronicle of those hikes. We hope you enjoy these tales from the trail, and we encourage you to get out there and experience the beautiful Blue Ridge for yourself - happy hiking!

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