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Country Roads: The Crack, the Counters, the Leaves No One Saw and the Golden Gate Bridge

It became official just about the time this magazine went to press: The Blue Ridge Parkway, long touted as the most-visited unit in the National Park system, lost its crown in 2013 – to San Francisco’s Golden Gate National Recreation Area. more »

Apr 5, 2014 by in Country Roads

The Joyce Kilmer-Slickrock Wilderness provides a sampler of the ruggedness and the views.

Bill Hodge

From the Editor: Wilderness!

As the act that created our mountain wild places celebrates its 50th anniversary, it’s time to explore one. more »

Apr 1, 2014 by in Editor's Column Archive

Two Old Faves to Finish Up the Year

December 21: Chestnut Ridge Loop Trail near Roanoke. 5.4 miles. December 27: Appalachian Trail to McAfee Knob from Va. 311 and back. 7.4 miles. more »

Dec 27, 2013 by in Kurt's Hikes

Two New Trails for Us!

Mill Mountain Trails (Star, Woodthrush, Ridgeline, Riser, Big Sunny, Mill Mountain Greenway, Watchtower, Star loop); about 5.5 miles more »

Dec 15, 2013 by in Kurt's Hikes

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Back in the Virginia Mountains

Well, the non-St. John March hikes, and may this collective set get me back to better timeliness in write-ups for the countless millions who await them. more »

Mar 30, 2014 by in Kurts Hikes

The Hikes of St. John Island

You could be one of the luckiest guys there is if you had a girl who would walk with you – rain, snow, cold, wind – weekend after weekend, season after season, for 10 years. more »

Mar 4, 2014 by in Kurts Hikes

February 2014 Hikes, Well, at Least Till St. John

Time to catch up on many hikes taken but not recorded, with a hope to get back to weekly posts if I do get caught up. more »

Feb 23, 2014 by in Kurts Hikes

Shelter From the Storm

Our January 2014 hikes were all made in some deference to the weather. more »

Feb 3, 2014 by in Kurts Hikes