Feb/March 2009

Coal River Mountain - The Line in the Sand for Mountaintop Removal?

Story and photos by Jamie Goodman For those who support alternative energy and oppose mountaintop removal, a line has been drawn in the proverbial sand. That line is at Coal River Mountain, West Virginia. Bulldozers have continued to clear trees and topsoil from Coal River Mountain, a peak that could potentially provide some of the […]

New Books For Thru-Hikers

Reviews by Bill Kovarik How to hike the Appalachian Trail:The nitty-gritty details of a long-distance trek By Michelle Ray (Stackpole Books) “In a world full of mediated spaces and experiences,” writes Michelle Ray, “a trip to the back country allows an individual the sort of autonomy he or she craves.” As Henry D. Thoreau said, […]

The Appalachian Trail

Keeping a National Landmark from Being Loved to Death Story by Bill Kovarik This winter, as three million enthusiasts check their gear and prepare for spring on the Appalachian Trail, they’ll be happy to know that more protection and an expanded trail network are on the way. Also on the way is a better understanding […]