Kurt Rheinheimer

Easy Old Faves

Kurt's July 2014 hikes. more »

Jul 27, 2014 12:00 AM Kurts Hikes

Photoessay: The New Green and New Blossoms of Spring

A few of our favorite photographers have lent their considerable talents to capturing the very best of the new season. more »

Feb 23, 2015 10:48 AM Features

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

From the Editor: New Columnist Looks at Life With a Smile

The first piece Molly Dugger Brennan sent us ran back in 2012, and went to some lengths to explain why she wanted to raise chickens around her Shenandoah Valley homestead and how her husband “Gruff, an educated man,” did not. more »

Dec 22, 2014 1:50 PM From the Editor

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

From the Editor: Farewell to our ‘Heart and Soul’

In case you missed it, the most admired and cherished part of this magazine for many readers says goodbye with this issue. more »

Oct 15, 2014 8:45 AM From the Editor 2 Comments

Pretty Local, Pretty Easy

Kurt gives the highlights of his September hikes. more »

Sep 28, 2014 12:00 AM Kurts Hikes

Hikes Large and Small: Top o’ the Sod and, to the Mall

Kurt's roundup of August 2014 hikes. more »

Sep 19, 2014 10:02 AM Kurts Hikes

The general sentiment from our readers is that it’s not nice to ruin Mother Nature, and to keep messages to a few signs and natural spaces.


From the Editor: Graffiti Slogan Ideas - Thanks!

Our readers respond to last issue’s call for catch phrases to discourage paint and carving on the Appalachian Trail. more »

Aug 4, 2014 12:00 AM From the Editor

May/June Hikes Ketchup

The weeks that go fastest by my experience are those where you don't carry out your daily self-commitments AND those where you don't carry out that other self-pledge: to write up the weekend hikes before they get moldy and semi-blurry with time . . . more »

Jun 5, 2014 12:00 AM Kurts Hikes

Graffiti at a Favorite Spot

Hike: May 5, 2014 Appalachian Trail from Daleville to Carvins Cove viewpoint and back. 5.6 miles. more »

May 13, 2014 12:04 PM Kurts Hikes 1 Comments

Easy April Walks, Mostly

Easy hikes during the month of April. more »

Apr 26, 2014 12:00 AM Kurts Hikes

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 12:00 AM Country Roads

Eastern Continental Divide

Appalachian Trail from Va. 621 south to crest of Sinking Creek Mountain and back. 7.4 miles. more »

Apr 5, 2014 12:00 AM Kurts Hikes

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 12:00 AM From the Editor

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 12:00 AM 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 12:00 AM 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 12:00 AM Kurts Hikes 1 Comments