Trail names, angels, and bears . . . oh, my!

Hiking the Appalachian Trail in SNP: The Rappahannock News met two thru-hikers — Zac Huxley, 23, of Hartford, Conn., and Dan Egan, 39, of Boston, Mass. — at nearby Elkwallow Wayside, where Dan and Zac were resting and provisioning for the next leg of their hike. They shared their experiences on the AT. […]


Realizing a ‘dream’ — literally

A few weeks after her dog Madison had become ill during a snowstorm that left them unable to leave their home, Trish had a dream — as in when she was sound asleep — where a portable stretcher began to fold and unfold repeatedly before her eyes. […]


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. […]


‘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. […]


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. […]