New parking lot makes AT closer than ever

May 26 felt like a staggering hot August day, but that didn't stop a crowd of outdoor enthusiasts from attending a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new parking lot in Middlesex Township. Now, officials and outdoor groups hope the new Appalachian Trail parking lot will encourage more people to get outside and hike the scenic trail. … Continue reading New parking lot makes AT closer than ever

Redemption on Dirt

April 4, Triumphant Return This was the first “trail” ride I have done since late 2007. I splurged and bought a 2012 Specialized Hardrock 29er intending to both commute and ride dirt as much as possible. The past four years had been characterized as wasted, bleary and empty so this would be the first step … Continue reading Redemption on Dirt

“What happens around the trail impacts the trail.”

More than 50 percent of the U.S. population lives within a day’s drive of the Appalachian Trail, one of the nation’s three wilderness north-south hiking trails. And though technology and population have changed the eastern U.S. landscape in the last 70 years, the AT remains a vital artery not only for wildlife, but also for … Continue reading “What happens around the trail impacts the trail.”

Wildflowers, arts on tap in California desert

Arts, outdoors give Borrego Springs appeal By: ZACHARY SMITH - Staff Writer | Saturday, February 25, 2006 8:08 PM PST The dry winter could render the desert wildflower outlook uncertain. But that doesn't mean there aren't other reasons to visit Borrego Springs right now. Borrego Springs offers plenty of activities to anyone looking for a … Continue reading Wildflowers, arts on tap in California desert