Hiking The Appalachian Trail from Front Royal to Harper’s Ferry

Despite rain and occasional thunderstorms, our week-long hiking trip on the Appalachian Trail in the Shenandoah Valley area was greatly enjoyed by nine Central Indiana Wilderness Club (CIWC) backpackers.   The hike was to start just north of Front Royal, Virginia and culminate five days and 50 miles later in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, the home of the Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC). Our first day started with heavy rain and threatened with severe thunderstorms that actually ...
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A Year of Hiking in Pictures

2015 -- What an outstanding year for backpacking and hiking. This photo gallery has highlights from these very enjoyable and beautiful adventures. Trips began in March with an overnight backpacking hike in Brown County Indiana, where I live, and included trips to Utah, Wisconsin, Illinois, Alberta, British Columbia, North Carolina and then back to Indiana.   Click on any image to launch a slide show. Enjoy and leave a comment about your favorite hikes, vacations or other enjoyments ...
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Things to Know If You Plan To Hike The Art Loeb Trail In North Carolina

A group of eight Central Indiana Wilderness Club members got along really well on a recent hike on Section III of Art Loeb trail in the Pisgah National Forest. However, since none of us had been there before, we had to work our way through a few challenges. The 31 mile trail is a memorial to Art Loeb, an activist from the Carolina Mountain Club, and a man who "deeply loved these mountains." It is ...
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