Articles tagged with: Appalachian Trail

Mar21

Springtime in the Mountains

Written by // David Zunker Categories // Trip Ideas

Springtime in the Mountains

It's crossover time -- the vernal equinox -- when days are finally longer than nights in the North Georgia Mountains. That means this is the perfect time to be viewing 50-mile scenic vistas through trees not quite leafed out, and visiting wineries whose vineyard managers are hoping that "bud break" is not too soon.

Sep01

Dahlonega Festival Celebrates the Appalachian Trail and Non-Motorized Recreation

Written by // Tom Lamb Categories // Festivals & Events

Dahlonega Festival Celebrates the Appalachian Trail and Non-Motorized Recreation

Fall is fast approaching and if you enjoy hiking, backpacking, canoeing, kayaking, mountain biking, horseback trail riding, or any type of non-motorized recreation, there’s a festival designed just for you!

Nov04

If you build it, they will come…Then you have to maintain it!

Written by // Tom Lamb Categories // Outdoor Adventures

If you build it, they will come…Then you have to maintain it!

When hiking the Appalachian Trail in Maine in 2004, my son, Murray, and I were traversing the “100 Mile Wilderness,” the longest stretch of the trail between roads. In the middle, we ran across a crew, 50 miles from the closest paved road, busting boulders into gravel to fix the trail. Talking with them made me realize that, though I had been involved in trail building for over 30 years, it had never occurred to me that the trail required regular and intense maintenance.

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