Kurt Rheinheimer

Easy Old Faves

Kurt's July 2014 hikes. more »

Jul 27, 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

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

Shelter From the Storm

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

Feb 3, 2014 2:36 PM Kurts Hikes

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 12:00 AM 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 12:00 AM Kurt's Hikes

Big Ol' Hikes Ketchup

Yes, to the one person – no names, but the initials are my brother Eric – yes, we have been keeping up the hikes oddity if not the hikes recording. Just for the rekkid, brief synopses of the walks of those weeks: more »

Dec 7, 2013 12:00 AM Kurts Hikes