Hiking

No finer drop

For 31 years Kim Whitley, senior instructor of rock climbing at the College of William & Mary, has safely guided his rappelling classes over the cliffs of Stony Man Mountain. […]

Hiking

‘Don’t kill the golden goose’

Asked what he considers to be the greatest threats to the future of Shenandoah National Park, retiring Superintendent Jim Northup points to his faded copy of the National Park Service Organic Act, establishing the National Park Service and the National Park Service System in 1916. […]

Hiking

Multi-use trail starts out uphill

In Rappahannock, where residents fiercely defend the county’s rural and scenic nature, who could possibly object to a trail connecting the county’s villages, schools and recreation area? But several attending the Oct. 19 planning commission meeting did. […]

Clark Hollow Ramblings

Still wandering aimlessly

It is hard to believe, but it has been over 10 years since I wrote an article for this paper called, “Wandering Aimlessly In The Woods.” Needless to say, for good or for bad, I am still suffering from this particular malady. […]

Larry Sherertz
Features & Columns

Wild Ideas: Wildlife in the snowpocalypse

After Winter Storm Jonas, Pam Owen was eager to get out and see how our local wildlife fared up on the mountain where she lives but also found navigating the deep snow a challenge, in this week’s Wild Ideas column. […]

Art

The Rapp for July 30

The PEC’s photo contest is open, Sperryville’s El Quijote is closed, Middle Street’s members stay cool through August and a moonlight hike to Hawksbill (this Friday) in this week’s The Rapp. […]

Entertainment

The Rapp for July 2

Fireworks and music on July 4th in Sperryville; bluegrass and fireworks Thursday (July 2) at Castleton Festival, which also announces it will provide live streams of all its major performances this summer; open house in the River District and more in this week’s The Rapp. […]