Virginia’s Triple Crown of Hiking

Virginia’s Triple Crown of Hiking

Spring is here so it is time to dust off those hiking boots and explore the beauty of this land we call Appalachia. If you are looking for a new challenge, the Triple Crown of Virginia is a great choice to kick off your 2019 hiking season. What is the Triple Crown?...
Ode to Spring

Ode to Spring

Spring! Ah Spring! I love Spring. I love the word Spring. I love every little thing about Spring. To me, it is the beginning of a new, wonderful and beautiful period that is all too brief. “Spring. How I love thee, let me count the ways…” Oops, Sorry Em....
Introduction to Appalachian Maple Syrup

Introduction to Appalachian Maple Syrup

You might think that maple sap flows from the sugar maple as the thick, beautiful, robust syrup that you readily find at farmer’s markets, but if you saw maple sap in its original form, you might not even recognize it! It takes about 40-50 gallons of fresh maple sap...