Kurt Rheinheimer

Cold n Urban

Kurt's January hikes included braving the cold weather, an old favorite and beautiful views. more

Feb 21, 2018 8:04 AM Kurts Hikes


Kurt Rheinheimer

Through the Cold

Cold weather couldn't deter Kurt and family from their monthly hikes. Read on about his December 2017 adventures. more

Jan 30, 2018 12:03 PM Kurts Hikes


Kurt Rheinheimer

Back to the Woods after a Month Off for a Much Bigger Cause

Kurt's hikes are back up and running after a family member's health scare and his one-in-a-million recovery. more

Dec 14, 2017 11:40 AM Kurts Hikes


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Apple Orchard, the Chessie and Just Missing Baby Roo

Tasty tacos, a coworker's wedding and hiker babies were all part of Kurt's September hikes. more

Oct 6, 2017 2:37 PM Kurts Hikes


Kurt Rheinheimer

New Hikes at Big House, Rumbling Bald

Big views, pleasant loops and ice cream rewards can all be found in Kurt's August hikes. more

Sep 18, 2017 8:30 AM Kurts Hikes


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Kurt's July Hikes

Kurt's hikes in July included a brand new spot, as well as favorites like Carvins Cove. See more of his adventures here! more

Aug 17, 2017 3:04 PM Kurts Hikes


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Kurt's June Hikes

Kurt's hikes in June include Carvins Cove, Tinker Creek greenway, Mill Mountain and a few more, with family fun along the way. more

Jul 26, 2017 9:36 AM Kurts Hikes


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Water—Fresh and Salt

Kurt's hikes in May includes a new favorite trail for him and the Greatest Day Hiker. more

Jun 8, 2017 2:18 PM Kurts Hikes


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Kurt's April 2017 Hikes

Take a look back at Kurt's great hikes in April, with one demanding hike that's as beautiful as ever. more

May 10, 2017 4:07 PM Kurts Hikes


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Kurt's March 2017 Hikes

Kurt and Gail take a few more adventures along the AT. See their March journeys here! more

Apr 17, 2017 10:02 AM Kurts Hikes


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A Good Encounter and a Fine Anniversary

Kurt shares his February hiking travels with us, including a 13th anniversary celebration hike. more

Mar 9, 2017 4:46 PM Kurts Hikes


Kurt Rheinheimer

Kurt's January 2017 Hikes

Editor Kurt and the Greatest Day Hiker share their January hiking adventures. more

Feb 3, 2017 12:00 AM Kurts Hikes


Kurt Rheinheimer

Kurt's December Hikes

Even in cold December weather, Editor Kurt and his wife managed to get in a few good hikes. See where they hiked here. more

Jan 4, 2017 3:20 PM Kurts Hikes


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Kurt's November Hikes

Editor Kurt's November hikes are full of food and play. more

Dec 12, 2016 10:44 AM Kurts Hikes


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All Careful, All Urban

See Kurt's Hikes for October with an all-urban, all-smooth, all-flat for the month journey due to the Day Hiker's recent surgery. more

Nov 1, 2016 3:19 PM Kurts Hikes


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Well, Bike-Hikes

See Editor Kurt's hikes--well, more like bikes--in the month of September! more

Oct 5, 2016 4:55 PM Kurts Hikes


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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


Kurt Rheinheimer

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


Kurt Rheinheimer

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

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!

Feedback? Suggestions? They are always appreciated. Feel free to contact us: krheinheimer@leisurepublishing.com


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