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2012-06-19 06:22:39

HARPERS FERRY, WVa., June 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This year marks the 75th anniversary of the completion of the Appalachian Trail (A.T.), the longest hiking-only footpath in the world, measuring roughly 2,180 miles in length from Georgia to Maine. The anniversary will occur on Tuesday, August 14, 2012. The original Trail took more than 15 years to build and was completed on August 14, 1937. Construction involved the cooperation of hundreds of volunteers, state and federal...

2012-05-22 06:21:22

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 22, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hikers will be picking their pace and path through Pennsylvania's bountiful outdoors when Hiking Week 2012 steps off Saturday, May 26, offering participants a variety of organized hikes across the state. "Thanks to the cooperative efforts of the co-sponsoring Keystone Trails Association and our bureaus of state parks and forestry, a wealth of healthy hiking activities again is being offered to all ages and abilities," said Department...

2009-09-26 15:42:05

The PBS documentary The National Parks: America's Best Idea highlights various U.S. national parks as well as naturalist John Muir, the director says. Director Ken Burns said while making his six-part documentary about the country's national parks, he became enamored with the writings of Muir, who is credited as a pioneer in the preservation of the U.S. wilderness, the Bay Area News Group said Saturday. It's such a great thing to be hit over the head when you're working on a film, Burns said....

2008-08-29 03:00:44

By Caroline An PASADENA - With one week to go before the start of school, parents and students attended John Muir High School's Freshman Orientation on Thursday to get a glimpse of the major changes implemented at the school. For Cicely Buggs, a Muir alumna, this was an opportunity to share her memories from high school with her daughter, Jeh Kirby, an incoming ninth-grader. "I had a great time in high school. This is my daughter's home high school," said Buggs, who graduated in 1991....