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2014-03-20 16:23:15

HARPERS FERRY, W.Va., March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) has again partnered with Warrior Hike to provide a group of military veterans the opportunity to "Walk Off The War" along the Appalachian Trail (A.T.). This year's group of veterans began the six-month-long physical challenge on March 17 at Springer Mountain, the southern terminus of the Trail in Georgia. The "Walk Off The War" Program provides participating combat veterans with...

2014-03-13 16:23:38

WASHINGTON, March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) will recognize Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell during its fifth annual Leaders in Conservation Awards Gala on May 20, 2014 in Washington, D.C. Secretary Jewell will be honored with the Vanguard Award in recognition of her notable advocacy for national parks, national scenic trails, wilderness areas and the benefits of outdoor recreation. As the 51st Secretary of the Interior, Jewell...

2013-10-28 12:22:20

Georgia Appalachian Trail Club receives top TrueBlue Community Award, $10,000 grant ATLANTA, Oct. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Georgia Natural Gas® (GNG), Georgia's leading natural gas provider, announced today that it has awarded $50,000 in grants to 13 Georgia nonprofit organizations, with the Georgia Appalachian Trail Club Inc. (GATC) in Atlanta receiving the top grant of $10,000. The grant will help support GATC's Outreach Program, which takes children and youth on the Appalachian...

2013-09-10 12:27:09

HARPERS FERRY, W.Va, Sept. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Throughout the month of October, the Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) will be showcasing the film Appalachian Impressions in 15 cities nationwide, as part of their 2013 membership drive, called A Journey of 2,000 Miles: the Appalachian Trail. The organization has set a goal to gain the support of 2,180 new members, one new member for each mile of the Appalachian Trail (A.T.). (Logo:...

2013-08-27 23:03:11

All-inclusive packages at the award-winning New Life Hiking Spa offer guided hiking along the Appalachian Trail each morning and healthy, fresh meals throughout the day. A variety of fitness classes, yoga, and cooking demos are offered each afternoon and one massage is included for each three night stay. Killington, Vermont (PRWEB) August 27, 2013 New Life Hiking Spa, known as one of North America’s top destination spas, is getting excited about fall foliage. The temperatures have...

2013-07-12 23:18:48

60 different guided hikes with over 70 workshops covering cultural heritage, environmental issues, hiking & backpacking skills. There will also be music, contra dancing, presentations, & a Cherokee story teller. Cullowhee, NC (PRWEB) July 12, 2013 The Appalachian Trail is one of the longest continuously marked footpath in the world, measuring roughly 2,180 miles in length. The Trail goes through fourteen states along the crests and valleys of the Appalachian mountain range from...

2013-06-11 16:24:40

Marathon Maniac's Attempt to Break the World Record Hiking the Appalachian Trail to Help Cancer Patients SAN FRANCISCO, June 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Lazarex Cancer Foundation's Team for Life runner David Wingard is proud to be a maniac. Having earned the "Marathon Maniac" designation for endurance running (31 marathons and four ultra-marathons in 2012 alone), Wingard is going the distance with Lazarex Cancer Foundation with a staggering marathon schedule in 2013 to raise funds for...

2013-04-22 16:22:35

Expands Nature Valley Trail View; Continues Commitment to Preserving the Parks and Inspiring Exploration MINNEAPOLIS, April 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Nature Valley expands its dedication to national park preservation by adding a new park to Nature Valley Trail View, its street-view style digital platform that encourages outdoor exploration and education. On April 25, the addition of Sequoia National Park to NatureValleyTrailView.com will expand the hub's park count to four,...

2013-04-05 16:20:51

Honoring Senator Susan Collins, Senator Mark Udall, & Retired Appalachian Trail Superintendent Pamela Underhill WASHINGTON, April 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) will recognize leaders in conservation during their fourth-annual Awards Gala in Washington, DC on May 15, 2013. This year's honorees include Senator Susan Collins of Maine, Senator Mark Udall of Colorado, and Pamela Underhill, retired Superintendent of the Appalachian Trail (A.T.)....

2013-04-03 08:24:09

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rhyolite, a geological feature of South Mountain, will be the topic of the next lecture in the South Mountain Speakers Series on Wednesday, April 10, at Penn State Mont Alto in Franklin County. This is the fourth year for the South Mountain Speakers Series, envisioned as a revival of the talks given by Joseph Rothrock in the late 19th century as part of his work to preserve and restore Pennsylvania's forests and natural landscape....


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George Washington And Jefferson National Forests
2013-11-27 15:25:38

The George Washington and Jefferson National Forests are U.S. National Forests that join to create one of the largest areas of public land in the Eastern US. They cover 1.8 million acres of land in the Appalachian Mountains of Virginia, West Virginia, and Kentucky. About 1 million acres of the forest are remote and undeveloped. About 139,461 acres have been designated as wilderness areas, which eliminates any future development. Washington National Forest was established on May 16th of...

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