Blind AT Hiker Made CEO For His Efforts

Blind Appalachian Trail hiker Mike Hanson was offered a CEO position at a start-up that provides real-time navigation to the visually impaired, according to the Star Tribune. Hanson spent two years developing a custom, hand-held GPS unit that spoke real-time…

History Lesson On The Appalachian Trail

If you’re looking for a history lesson on the Appalachian Trail, I have just the section for you! The journey begins in picturesque Harpers Ferry, WV. This tiny little is town is perched on the point where the Potomac and…

Hiking the Appalachian Trail: Trail Days in Damascus VA

On the morning of Friday the 14th I arrived in the town of Damascus VA. This charming little mountain town, with a population that might just pass the 1000 mark, played host this weekend to the 2010 Trail Days festival. For the past week people have been arriving, by car, by bus and by foot, swelling the town’s population well past 20,000. Thru-hikers from this year, many who have hiked sections or the whole of the trail and generally anyone who enjoys the company of the long distance trail community have come to spend the weekend. Basically, this is our Woodstock.
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