Salyersville, Kentucky

After an aborted attempt at settlement in 1794,the hill overlooking the Horseshoe Bend of the Licking River just downriver from the present city was fortified and settled around 1800 by Archibald Prater, Ebenezer Hanna, and others. 210 more words


Atlantic Coast Pipeline: Why?!

Having just arrived back on campus from one of the most eye-opening and empowering weekends of my life- VA Power Shift put on by the Virginia Student Environmental Coalition and Virginia Student Power Network- I am completely fired up and newly inspired to take on a host of current environmental issues. 720 more words


The Mountain Air

In many ways I was born to love the outdoors. I grew up in a family headed by a mother who has worked for the National Forest Service as long as I can remember. 326 more words

Appalachian Mountains

The CABIN in the Woods : Long Weekend Travel

No trip in America can ever be truly complete, unless you spend an off-the-beaten-track kind of weekend in a cozy log cabin, lost serenely in the woods. 666 more words


Liebster Award

I was recently nominated by whoulette (who has an awesome blog about hiking the Appalachian Trail) for the Liebster Award, which is not so much an award but a chain of links to cool and similar blogs. 415 more words


Smith Presbyterian Church

I’ve talked about the old Smith Presbyterian church on this blog a couple of times before.  Tonight, while digging through the archives of the Harlan Daily Enterprise I found an article dedicated to that church!   1,045 more words

Harlan County

Explore: Grayson Highlands

My dad and I took a three day backpacking trip through Southwestern Virginia, following the Virginia Creeper and Appalachian Trails. It was an amazing hike with views reminiscent of the Scottish Highlands. 100 more words